It's that time of year again—where local brewers don their traditional Bavarian Alpine caps and and serve up seasonal suds and German-style fare. From serious beer aficionados to lager-loving college students there's plenty of ways to celebrate Oktoberfest this year.
Along with Rhein Haus's week-long usual Oktoberfest festivities, the Capitol Hill beer hall is hosting its first ever Oktoberfest food challenge this Saturday, September 26. From 3pm teams of four will compete to finish four signature Rhein Haus dishes and four half-liter pints of Rhein Haus lager brewed by Bayern Brewing. The winner of Oktoberfeast will receive a $250 donation to a charity of their choice. The entry fee is $25 per team, which will be donated to Food Lifeline.
Mobile Food Rodeo, the team behind the popular Seattle Street Food Festival, is hosting Trucktoberfest on October 3-4 at Marymoor Park. The festival will feature more than 40 breweries including local names like Elysian Brewing Company and Black Raven Brewing and Germany's Ayinger Brewery, Schofferhofer, and Radeberger. Unlike other Oktoberfest events, this two-day festival will also focus heavily on food, with more than 30 food trucks in attendance. Check out the full lineup here. Day tickets are $25 and includes seven tasting tokens.
Pike Brewing Company's third annual beer, charcuterie, and harvest festival takes place on Sunday, October 4. Festivities kick off at 4pm and there will be a mix of local beers to try and taste from Pike Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Triplehorn Brewing, Stoup, and Sumerian Brewing Company. Enjoy them alongside German craft beers selected by Merchant Du Vin, NBG Imports and Click Distributing. Tickets are $40 and includes all food, a commemorative beer mug, 10 drink tokens, and up to $4 off parking.
Three Ballard breweries are coming together to host a bar crawl this Saturday, September 26. Crowds will assemble at Reuben's Brews at 2pm, make their way to Stoup Brewing for 3pm, and finish up at Populuxe Brewing at 4pm. You can visit all three or stay in your favorite spot. Each brewery will be serving a signature Oktoberfest brew and the Oomph Machine will be providing music along the route. Food trucks such as Burgerphenia, Das Brat Wagen, and Peasant Food Manifesto will be on hand with traditional German fare to help you soak up the booze.