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. 15, 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 Fourth 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 free giveaways 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 Reuben’s Brews at 1 p.m. They will then will march revelers to Stoup Brewing at 2 p.m., Lucky Envelope at 3 p.m. and Populuxe Brewing 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 each brewery will also have a food truck on site.
Here are some of the seasonal brews:
Festbier, Märzen, Kölsch and Altbier
Dunkelweizen, Centennial Fresh Hop, German Pilsner, Bavarian Hefeweizen and Berliner Weiss
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Oktoberfest Vienna Lager and Rauchbier .
Populuxe Oktoberfest Vienna Lager and Septemberfest ISA
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.