SEATTLE, WASH ... Dust off your lederhosen and get ready to put a little oompah in your day. The Ballard Oktoberfest is coming back for its third year!
On Saturday, Sept. 16, four Ballard breweries will bring a little bit of Bavaria to the Ballard corridor with a neighborhood Oktoberfest crawl made possible in part by returning sponsor Verity Credit Union.
“Once again, Verity Credit Union is thrilled to team up with the Ballard brewing community to sponsor the Third Annual East Ballard Oktoberfest”, says Alicia Diefenbach, Community Relations Specialist. “Spending the afternoon with our neighbors, brewers, and an amazing Oompah band is the perfect way to celebrate this community tradition. We look forward to passing out pretzel bites and souvenir Polaroids to help attendees commemorate the day”.
The event will kick off in festive fashion with a traveling oompah band. The Oompah Machine will start playing at Stoup Brewing at 1 p.m. They will then will march revelers to Populuxe Brewing at 2 p.m., Lucky Envelope at 3 p.m. and Reuben’s Brews at 4 p.m.
Each brewery will have at least one special Oktoberfest brew and a limited-edition 0.5 liter commemorative stein or boot. You can purchase glassware for $6 empty or $10 filled.
And because it’s not a party without great food, revelers will have several options to choose from. In addition to pretzel bites provided by Verity Credit Union, each brewery will also have a food truck on site.
Here are some of the seasonal brews and bites the breweries plan to have at the celebration:
Beer: Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, German Pilsner & Marzen
Food Truck: The ever creative Napkin Friends is hard at work on a special that will embrace the Bavarian festivities of the day between 2 Latke potato pancakes of course!
Beer: Populuxe Oktoberfest and Kolsc
Food Truck: A true taste of Bavaria with schnitzel, kraut and fritz from Itty Bitty Schnitty
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Beer: Oktoberfest Vienna Lager, Helles Lager and Smoked Tea Rauch Helles
Food Truck: Ravenleaf Food Truck will serve southwest and Caribbean barbecue prepared with fresh northwest ingredients.
Beer: Märzen, Gose, Roggenbier, and other German styles
Food Truck: Burgerphenia will be featuring the Prague Dog: bratwurst, red kraut, spicy mustard on a brioche bun. They'll also be serving scrumptious burgers and dangerously delicious fries. Lekker!
Lucky Envelope Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing are local, family-owned craft breweries and taprooms in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.