Widmer Brothers Brewing’s Oktoberfest returns for its eighth year celebrating Munich-style ales and German food and music. This year, the brewery is extending the festivities to two days, it will take place Friday, Sept. 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
WHAT: Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest is a tribute to the world-renowned celebration in Munich, Germany, which draws more than six million people annually during the 16-day festival. Widmer Brothers’ version, although smaller in scale, is large in Oktoberfest spirit, drawing 5,000 attendees to this annual block party. The festival features a variety of craft beers, German-style food, accordion players, and live music throughout the day including Friday performances by Portland Cello Project and Sami Rouissi Band; and Saturday performances by Con Bro Chill, Quiet Life, Brownish Black, Tango Alpha Tango.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: Widmer Brothers Brewery is located at 929 N. Russell Ave. Parking is extremely limited and public transportation is highly encouraged.
COST: Admission to Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest is free; however, a souvenir stein is required for consuming beer. Attendees can also bring steins from previous years to the event. All beer and food is purchased with tokens, which cost $1 each. Patrons pay six tokens for a souvenir stein, five tokens for a full stein of beer and food items are $1 to $7. Sales of steins and tokens end at 10:30 p.m.
About Widmer Brothers Brewing
What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their 20s, they dreamed of brewing unique interpretations of traditional beer styles. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen; today, the unfiltered cloudy beer is the company’s signature brew and one of the best-selling wheat beers in the country. Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery brews a variety of beers, including its Brothers’ Reserve Series, Alchemy Project, Drifter Pale Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, Rotator IPA Series, Drop Top Amber Ale and Pitch Black IPA. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.