Looking for a great Oktoberfest celebration the whole family can enjoy? This October, Capitol City Brewing Company will host its sixteenth annual Oktoberfest beer festival celebration on Saturday, October 3 from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington. Ticket sales begin at 11:00 a.m. and beer taps close at 6:00 p.m.
This Fall Tradition has been popular with area residents who are anxious to taste new frothy flavors, delicious Bavarian food, dance to Alpine music and of course sample the best German Beers available in the states.
More than 65 regional breweries will set up taps and share ale and lager samples with thousands of anticipated guests from the national capital region.
Several participating local, regional and national breweries include Starr Hill, Mad Fox, Fair Winds, Hellbender, Ocelot, Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, Blue Mountain, Green Flash, Parkway, Schlafly, St. George, Terrapin, New District, Adroit Theory, Avery and Hardywood. For a full list of participating breweries, please visit http://capcitybrew.com/oktoberfest15.php.
Here’s a spookily festive sampling of what you can expect this October at Oktoberfest!
Pumpkin Porter brewed with chocolate, honey, and crystal malts and flaked oats for a smooth finish.
Brown sugar, cinnamon, clover, ginger, nutmeg and allspice are all in the boil in addition to 150 lbs. of “gourd-y” goodness.
A hearty spin on a traditional Marzen, this copper beer is packed with six kinds of malt and noble hops.
Capitol City Brewing Company uses Apple/Cherrywood smoked barley that is grown in the northern Neck of Virginia and floor malted by Copper Fox Distillery.
This brew blend produces a pleasant, smoky character that is ideal with brats, bacon and grilled meats.
An easy- drinking fall lager, brewed with Munich, Abbey, and Carahell malt, then moderately hopped with noble German hops.
Full and complex malt profile, lovely copper hue; perfect for the festival season!
Fees include a $30 admission ticket for beer drinkers, which grants you the coveted official Oktoberfest wristband, a Capitol City branded tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase for $1 each with a five-ticket minimum. Admission is free for non-drinkers. Beer-drinkers must be 21+ to purchase a ticket.
For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit: www.capcitybrew.com. Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CapCityBrew and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.
Cheers or shall I say Prost!
The Village at Shirlington (Outdoor Streetscape)
4001 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206