For 19 years, Widmer Brothers Brewing has been hosting an Oktoberfest celebration that brings all of Portlanders together and this year is no exception. The 19th Annual Widmer Brothers Brewing Oktofest will soon be here in just about four weeks!
Oktofest will take place on Saturday, September 30th, from 11:00am – 8:00pm at a new home in Portland’s Rose Quarter right outside the Moda Center. Attendees can expect tasty food, live music and mugs of Okto Festive Ale as well as other selections from Widmer Brothers.
Okto Festive Ale is brewed to be not too bitter, nor not too sweet that captures the fall season. It’s medium bodied and pours a deep amber color from its Vienna, Munich, Crystal 120L malts. It sits at 5.5% ABV and 26 IBUs.
This year’s Oktofest music lineup includes:
Laryssa Birdseye: Noon-1:30pm
Hayley Lynn: 1:50-3:20pm
Fox and Bones: 5:30-7pm
Admission into Oktofest is free, but to partake in an Okto or any other Widmer Beer or Square Mile Cider, an Oktofest Commemorative Mug is necessary along with beer tokens. To get your drink on, Widmer is offering a few ticket options and can be purchase in advance by clicking here.
Advance Mug and Beer Token Package ($26)
The advance ticket package includes one commemorative mug (required for beer service) and three beer tokens. This package will increase to $30 on day of event. 21+ please enjoy responsibly.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.