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TUCKER BREWING COMPANY TO BRING A TASTE OF GERMANY TO THE SOUTH WITH TUCKTOBERFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/1/21

Brewery’s 16-Day Annual Celebration Returns for Fourth Year This September

Tucker Brewing Company

Sept. 18 – Oct. 3, 2021

Fourth Annual Tucktoberfest™: Tucker Brewing Company, a brewery located in Tucker, Ga., will host its fourth annual Tucktoberfest™ celebration where guests can enjoy German traditions mixed with Southern hospitality. During this European takeover, the beloved brewery and beer garden, recently named one of USA TODAY’s 10Best Beer Gardens in America, will be decked out in all things Oktoberfest, from authentic German attire for the staff to steins replacing all barware. Guests can expect to enjoy activities such as a classic stein holding competition, a wiener toss, cornhole, and more, along with live music.

Guests can enjoy authentic German fare from Executive Chef Nicole Fey and German-inspired brews, including the famous Tucktoberfest™ Märzen Lager from Head Brewmaster Tucker Eagleson. Featured last year were menu items including a German-style charcuterie board with Patak family bratwurst, knockwurst, and kielbasa, sweet potato pancakes, Tucktoberfest™ fries, a crispy pork shank, pretzel lobster roll, apple strudel cheesecake and more, and attendees can look forward to fresh new offerings at this year’s event.

Free to attend. Beer and food are available for purchase.

All ages are welcome, must be 21+ to enjoy the brews.

www.tuckerbrewing.com/tucktoberfest-2021

DER BIERGARTEN OKTOBERFEST 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/20

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT DOWNTOWN ATLANTA’S DER BIERGARTEN WITH EVENTS & SPECIALS EVERY WEEKEND DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER!

Party Oktoberfest-style with pig roasts, keg taps, live music, a virtual run and more!

Join us for the only authentic Oktoberfest party in Atlanta…. enjoy ‘Munich on Marietta’ in the heart of downtown. Oktoberfest specials and events will be available every weekend during the month of October—celebrate with pig roasts, keg taps, live music, food & drink specials, free (souvenir) glass Fridays, a virtual run and so much more! A full calendar of events and specials can be found here.

Socially distanced dine-in seating will be available inside and on the outdoor patio, following all recommended necessary health precautions.

Prost! (Cheers!)

OKTOBERFEST 2020 ROUND-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/20

Celebrate Oktoberfest With Wild Heaven: 

It’s time to break out the lederhosen and dirndls and raise a stein in honor of Wild Heaven’s Oktoberfest Weekend! Beginning Thursday, September 24, 2020, until Sunday, September 27, 2020, revelers can celebrate the frothy tradition with special German-themed menus and a new craft beer release at both Wild Heaven West End and Avondale locations.  Created by acclaimed Brewmaster Eric Johnson, beer lovers are invited to sip on Old Country 80 Shilling Fall Ale and popular Fest Beer in 1 Liter servings. The Avondale location will be offering German-inspired pairings by Chef Shay Lavi, including Roasted Chicken in a bun, Schweinebraten Pork Roast, Schweinshaxe, a roasted ham hock in a bun, Würstl, sausages in a bun, Brezen pretzels, and Käsespätzle cheese noodles. Available at the West End location, Chef Donte will be serving up specialty bites, along with an outdoor food fest with guest chefs Terry Koval and Rusty Bowers, who will be firing up the Big Green Egg on Saturday, September 26th. Guests can take offerings to-go or enjoy on the patio. For more information, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com.
Prost to Oktoberfest at Red’s Beer Garden:
Crack out the lederhosen, Red’s Beer Garden has Oktoberfest deals that will be flowing throughout the month of September. Starting on Wednesday September 16th through Sunday the 27th from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., diners can enjoy local Flipper’s German style Cheddarwurst sausages, pretzels, and a house-made beer cheese dip.  Guests can also wash down Oktoberfest specials with a selection of Oktoberfest Märzens in bottles from their self-serve cooler and brews on draft. Take an order to-go or have a seat outside with a pup on a dog-friendly patio. Masks are required to order inside. Red’s Beer Garden is nestled between Grant Park and East Atlanta in Benteen Park, 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299.
Raise a Pint, It’s Time for Oktoberfest at Dantanna’s: 
Beginning Friday, September 18th, join Dantanna’s in Buckhead for Oktoberfest festivities. Revelers can enjoy a German-themed menu created by Executive Chef Brad Parker while dining in, on the patio, or celebrating at home. An ideal starter, the fresh pretzel Brezen with Obatzda spiced cheese-butter spread is not to be missed. Serving dishes including Bratwursts sausages cooked with mustard and sauerkraut, Schweinebraten roasted pork with pan gravy, and Schnitzel, Dantanna’s Oktoberfest menu has a bevy of German-inspired dishes for all tastes. If that wasn’t enough, the menu of sides will make it a little harder to tighten the lederhosen with Kartoffelsalat potato salad, Kasepatzle cheese noodles, and Spaetzle butter seared dumplings. End the meal and satisfy any sweet tooth with a German Strudel stuffed baked pastry. Guests can also cheers to the occasion with a selection of German style beers. Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the  Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more  information or to make a reservation visit  www.dantannas.com  or call  404.760.8873.

Arches Brewing 4th Annual Oktoberfest

Date: Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd

Time: Varies

About: PROST! It’s time to break out your lederhosen and dirndl, we’re ready for our 4th Annual Oktoberfest! This year we’re upping our game and extending the event over three full days! We’ll be releasing our Festbier along with the newest addition to the Arches Oktoberfest lineup, our Helles Lager!  We’ll have commemorative Arches Brewing steins available, first come first served! This year we have partnered with the talented folks over at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q for a mouth watering menu you won’t want to miss. Make sure to save room! Jeannine Henderson will be onsite selling her world famous German Chocolate Cupcakes as well. As always Oktoberfest garb is encouraged!  Best outfit will take home the crown of Oktoberfest. Only one person can win, will it be you? Atlanta’s favorite brass band FunkCake will be crushing it with some originals but also hitting us up with some traditional Oktoberfest jams… Alpine Folk music anyone?

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2320796034906525/

HOLY SCHNITZEL! OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2019 IS BACK!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/19

Featuring Local Artists GREG MIKE as Ceremonial Keg Tapper and
Karen Anderson Singer of Tiny Doors ATL Appearance

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th

Oktoberfest Atlanta, produced by Atlanta Sport and Social Club, will be back for 2019 in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Friday, October 11 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. In celebration of all things German, the festival is in its fourth year and will be bigger than ever with more food vendor choices and multiple Oktoberfest-style beer tents throughout the park–absolutely no shortage of frosty brews for ticket holders. The celebration is the largest German festival to take place in Atlanta — a tremendous party complete with live polka music, popular food vendors, costumes, and even a dog parade. The festival will attract approximately 7,000 attendees over the two days — up from 5,000 in 2018.

This year local Atlantans and nationally recognized artists GREG MIKE, founder and creative director of AVE Agency and Gallery and Karen Anderson Singer, Principal Artist and Director of Tiny Doors ATL, will collaborate artistically with Oktoberfest. GREG MIKE has been named Ceremonial Keg Tapper while Karen Anderson Singer will also make an appearance.

“We love the cultural experience that Oktoberfest Atlanta brings to our city. It is a fusion of traditional Oktoberfest experiences such as the ceremonial keg tapping, with a hint of creative, Atlanta-style fun such as the pretzel toss! We are thrilled that we have grown our attendees in our 4th year, and we look forward to continuing the festival’s growth, partnerships with local nonprofits, local and national polka bands, German food, and games.” shares Catie Schreiman, Director of Events, Atlanta Sport and Social Club.

Oktoberfest guest experiences include three different beer gardens including official Oktoberfest craft beer sponsor Bell’s Brewing Beer Garden,Spaten Franziskaner Brau Biergarten — one of the original Oktoberfest beers of Germany — featuring four Spaten varieties, Oktoberfest Optimizer Lager, and Dunkel and a German Bier Garden with assorted German beers. In addition, Michelob Ultra, Bon & Viv Sparkling Seltzer, and craft cocktails including Bulleit Bourbon, Lunazul Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, as well as various wines will be flowing from an Airstream trailer.

This year, Bud Light will sponsor a premium College Football Viewing Experience. The bar has a handful of built-in, flat screen televisions and a giant 12’x7.5′ LED display for guests to enjoy the college football games.

For those active guests, there will be an abundance of games including Oktoberfest competitions such as stein hoisting contests, the brawt toss, keg roll racing, the pretzel toss, and a whimsical dog parade.

German-inspired food for purchase will include Atlanta BBQ pros Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q featuring a specially made Oktoberfest Dog with house sauerkraut, apples, and Arches Brewing Pilsner with chutney garnish. As well as family owned and operated Woodstock Pretzel Company, Petite Violette who will be serving up Schnitzel, sauerkraut, and potato salad — plus many more!
Also, a new addition to the festival, thanks to The German Cultural Foundation, culinary vendor, The German Food, will fly in from the homeland and participate with a limited, authentic menu.

Live music includes national act, LynnMarie & The Nashville Polka Guys — LynnMarie is in the Polka National Hall of Fame, Sherri & Larry AKA “The Gluckliches Trio,” Bob Planner (solo accordionist), and local Atlanta acts,Ty Reynolds Band and All The Locals. Plus, DJ OneNate will perform throughout on both days.

Local nonprofit support is an important focus for festival owners Atlanta Sport and Social Club. Several nonprofits will benefit from ticket sales including, Releash Atlanta, Concrete Jungle, Junior Chamber International Atlanta Chapter, and Playworks GA. Releash Atlanta has been a continuous partner with the festival for the last three years. They are a 501c3, not for profit, 100% volunteer run, charitable organization that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters throughout our state. Since the organization operates solely on donations and volunteers, it is a prime choice for the festival to support.

HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS

Oktoberfest Atlanta tickets are available at TICKETS
Bier Lovers Pass $56 per person 21+
  •    Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    Commemorative Glass 25 oz Beer Stein
  •    (4) 25oz Beer Tickets
  •    Souvenir Sunglasses
Day Pass $19
  •    Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
  •    First Beer included
Table Package for 8 Guests $500
  •    Table of 8 Reserved in the German Bier Garden
  •    Entry for 8 Oktoberfest Atlanta
  •    (8) 25 oz Beer Stein
  •    First Beer included for everyone
DD – Designated Driver Pass $10 (Ages 16 to 20)