ON TAP: Oktoberfest is now

It may be September, but that doesn’t mean it’s not Oktoberfest

NOW POURING: Like Lawrenceville's Ironshield Brewing, local breweries have on tap and in bottles and cans a variety of seasonal beers available for Oktoberfest.

The leaves are barely turning, and already Atlanta breweries are rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfest. While the celebration “officially” runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3, that doesn’t mean you can’t knock back a few of your winter favorites between now and, uhm, maybe the end of October or into November.

Oktoberfest Atlanta 2021 happens this year at the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park now through Sunday, September 26. Single-day, four-day, and 5K passes are available. All passes include a souvenir 22 oz beer stein, and your first pour. They’ll also feature German food, German music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest-themed activities.

You can also celebrate Oktoberfest at Red’s Beer Garden in Grant Park now through September 27 featuring all kinds of special deals like German-style cheddarwurst, sausages, pretzels and beer cheese dip, along with their extensive beer menu including a selection of Oktoberfest Marzens.

Join the Westside’s Round Trip Brewing Company for a week of Oktoberfest events, starting now through Sunday Oct. 3, including live music, sausage eating contests, small dog races, and German food and brews. Check out our Round Trip podcast!

Tucker Brewing Company celebrates their fourth annual Tucktoberfest celebration now through Oct. 3 featuring beer in steins, German eats, giant pretzels, games, polka bands, craft vendors and more! Check out our Tucker Brewing podcast!

Hapeville’s Arches Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest and their 5th Anniversary from Friday Oct. 1 through Saturday Oct. 2 with a special bottle release of their new Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and food from Pat’s Poutine. Saturday’s activities include a costume contest with pets included. Check out our Arches podcast!

Horned Owl Brewing in Kennesaw will celebrate Oktoberfest Oct. 1-3 featuring authentic German pub grub, live music, stein hoist competitions, and of course, plenty of new beers like a German Festbier, Munich Dunkel Lager, Graham Cracker Porter, and a Vienna Lager.

Duluth’s Good Word Brewing celebrates their fourth annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. with two new canned beers — Good Word Drink Time, a Marzen-style lager, and Good Word Retrocausality, a Festbier. Purchase a branded Oktoberfest liter mug for $25 that includes your first draft pour. They are also featuring a traditional-style German menu alone with their usual full menu.

Eventide Brewing in Grant Park celebrates their third annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 2 from 2-9 p.m. with SEVEN German-style beers and a chance to win free beer for a year! VIP tickets include a liter stein (with unlimited draft pours), an Oktoberfest t-shirt, a six-pack of Festbier, and access to their VIP-only Barrel-Aged Weizenbock. Check out our Eventide podcast!

Kennesaw’s first-ever Oktoberfest Beer Festival also takes place on Saturday, Oct. 2 at The Nest Kennesaw with all proceeds going to Bottleshare, which provides programs and services to the craft beer industry.

Line Creek Brewing Company in Peachtree City celebrates Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 2 from noon to 11 p.m. featuring a great selection of German brews, German street-food and music, and they’ll have special steins for sale as well. Check out our Line Creek podcast!

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Suwanee at StillFire Brewing Oct. 2-3 featuring traditional German food and music and FIVE brand-new authentic German beers including Marzen, Doppelbock, Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizenbock, and German Chocolate Cake Sticke Altbier. Check out our StillFire podcast!

Marietta’s Schoolhouse Brewing celebrates their second annual Oktoberfest party on Saturday, Oct. 9. They’ll have live music from Auf Gehts as well as this year’s Marzen. Free to attend!

The Westside’s Fire Maker Brewing Company celebrates their Second Annual Oktoberfest Celebration all day Saturday, Oct. 16 featuring German beers, Oktoberfest-themed food, and live music. Check out our Fire Maker podcast!

Marietta’s Glover Park Brewery celebrates the return of their traditional Oktoberfest Marzen called HolySchnitzel, loaded with Munich malts. Check out our Glover Park podcast!

Lawrenceville’s Ironshield Brewing is now pouring their Oktoberfest Bavarian Lager. Check out our Ironshield podcast!

Alpharetta’s Jekyll Brewing just released a new German-style Hefeweizen beer with banana and spicy clove notes with a soft, wheat body.

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