PIKETOBERFEST – Beer, pretzels and much more

The annual event known as Piketoberfest is a sure sign that fall has arrived!  The sold out event held at Pike Brewery down in Pike Place Market welcomed 250 people to celebrate the season with samples of beer, wine, mead, distilled spirits and a variety of food, including pretzels in many forms. The vendors were an intriguing mix spread out through two levels of brewery. In the Museum room I immediately... read more

Washington celebrates Oktoberfest 2016

Munich may celebrate Oktoberfest from September 17th through October 3rd 2016, but here in Washington  state we like to put our own special style on the traditional German holiday celebrating beer, sausages, family, music, dirndl skirts and lederhosen. With that distinct Washington style, we have some of the most highly regarded Oktoberfest celebrations in the country. Check back often for Oktoberfest... read more

Washington Celebrates Oktoberfest 2014

Don’t confuse Oktoberfest with the month of October. Oktoberfest “officially” runs runs from noon on Saturday, September 20th through Sunday October 5th 2014. In Washington, you can expect Oktoberfest/Octoberfest activities from now until the end of October. Washington does LOVE its beer!  I try to be thorough as I can but I always miss something. If you know of one that I am missing,... read more

2011 Fremont Oktoberfest Tips

With our unseasonably warm weather and the great planning of Bold Hat Productions Fremont Oktoberfest has been my favorite event of the season.  The beer tasting garden tents were increased and spread out more so the few lines that formed moved quickly. Multiple tasting lounges, sponsored by various breweries, provided a retreat for revelers. Friday evening at Fremont Oktoberfest was fun, festive and... read more

Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest: Its About the Beer

Oktoberfest returns to Spokane, September 23-24, 2011. The Washington Beer Commission is charged with promoting Washington craft beers throughout the state, so they have worked towards creating fun festivals featuring Washington craft beer in various parts of the state. Last year the Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest settled in Spokane after years of wandering the Puget Sound area. The move to Spokane... read more

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