Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village Presented by Wegmans Returns Oct. 11-12 to SteelStacks
Tickets for tasting sessions, which support programming at Oktoberfest at SteelStacks, go on sale today
BETHLEHEM, PA—From German-style Märzens to autumn-inspired pumpkin ales, the hand-crafted beers of Pennsylvania’s award-winning craft breweries take center stage as the Oktoberfest Brewers’ Village presented by Wegmans returns for its sixth year Oct. 11-12. During the two-hour tasting sessions, attendees can sample over 30 different beers from more than 15 craft breweries. Tickets are $20 for ArtsQuest Members and $25 for the public in advance or $25 for ArtsQuest Members and $30 for the public day of. They are on sale now at www.steelstacks.org/oktoberfest and 610-332-3378.
At the Brewers’ Village, which takes place inside the ArtsQuest Center’s Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, guests sample a diverse array of local favorites, as well as Oktoberfests, limited-edition and seasonal beers from brewers throughout the commonwealth. New additions this year include Great Barn Brewery, Truly, Victory Brewing Co. and Pocono Brewing Co., which opened their Lehigh Valley Taproom in Whitehall earlier this year.
Brewers Village tasting sessions take place Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. All attendees receive a sampling mug and can meet the breweries’ staff and brewers, as well as enjoy the delicious food, fun and games of Oktoberfest, now in its ninth year. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10.
Participants confirmed so far for the 2019 Brewers’ Village include:
• Angry Orchard, Breinigsville
• Blake’s Hard Cider
• D.G. Yuengling & Son, Pottsville
• Fegley’s Brew Works, Allentown
• Great Barn Brewery, New Hope- New for 2019
• Samuel Adams, Breinigsville
• Seven Sirens Brewing Company, Bethlehem
• Susquehanna Brewing Company, Pittston
• The Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre
• Tröegs Independent Brewing, Hershey
• Truly- New for 2019
• Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown- New for 2019
• Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton
• Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia
Oktoberfest, presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport, is a free-admission festival that features German food, beer and live music, as well as attractions such as the popular dachshund races, stein hoisting competitions and more. Festival dates are Oct. 4–6 & 11-13. Hours are Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays, noon-10 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Proceeds from the Brewers’ Village go to support the free programming at the event. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/oktoberfest.