Tomorrow, Ballard will feel a bit more Bavarian than Nordic, with Oktoberfest celebrations taking over four local breweries.
Reuben’s, Stoup, Lucky Envelope and Populuxe will host the Oktoberfest crawl, which will kick off with a traveling oompah band at Reuben’s at 1pm. The crawl will then move to Stoup at 2pm, Lucky Envelope at 3pm, and Populuxe at 4pm. The celebration is sponsored by Verity Credit Union, which will be passing out free giveaways throughout the day.
The breweries have each created special Oktoberfest brews, with limited-edition 0.5 liter commemorative steins or boots, available for purchase ($6 empty or $10 filled). Reuben’s Brews has made a Festbier, Märzen, Kölsch and Altbier; Stoup Brewing has a special Dunkelweizen, Centennial Fresh Hop, German Pilsner, Bavarian Hefeweizen and Berliner Weiss; Lucky Envelope Brewing has made an Oktoberfest Vienna Lager and Rauchbier; and Populuxe Brewing will be serving their Populuxe Oktoberfest Vienna Lager and Septemberfest ISA.
For more info, visit the East Ballard Oktoberfest Facebook event page.
Photo from Oktoberfest’s Facebook event page