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Prost! Where to celebrate Oktoberfest ’22

Tell me I am not the only one that think Oktoberfest is the best beer drinking season of them all? The weather starts cooling down, the german biers are busy fermenting and the bratwurst are piping hot. And yes, let’s not forget about the pretzels. Nothing soaks up that beer buzz better than a salted pretzel with cheese.

Despite the name, Oktoberfest officially starts in September so kick on those snazzy lederhosen’s and colorful dirndls, break out our fancy stein mugs, and gather up a few friends to celebrate this bier drinking holiday in style. In order to qualify for an official Oktoberfest event, you must have german eats, polka music, bier games and lots of good clean german lagers to enjoy.

This year, I want to highlight one particular event happening Sept 30th and Oct 1st in Pearland. Hosted by Bakfish Brewing Co. and the City of Pearland, Music to My Beers is a two day celebration featuring a healthy list of activity that will be sure to please the whole family. Best thing about this event – it’s free to attend!

Event Flyer – Facebook

On Friday September 1st, the festival gets kicked off with sip and stroll craft market hosted by the Old Pearland Farmer’s Market, weenie (and non weenie) dog races benefitting the Houston Humane Society, live music with Dustin Harper, and an Oktoberfest styled cook-off competition featuring expert foodie judges. Think you got what it take the trophy with your best chili recipe or beer cheese recipe? Prove it by registering today!

Saturday October 1st, grab your lawn chairs and spend the day sampling craft beer from 9 regional breweries, feast on Oktoberfest fare from local food trucks, and boogie down to live music from 3 awesome local bands. Friday cookoff wristbands are $10 for sampling cook off team entries and Saturday brew hall tickets can be purchased on site. Each beer hall ticket purchase comes with a commemorative tasting glass and can be redeemed for either 4oz or 16oz pours of your choice. Ask about the brew hall ticket special to score 4 tickets for only $10. Check out all the details on the Pearland events website including registration details to join in the fun!

Breweries participating in the Music to My Beers event

Can’t make it out to Pearland next weekend? We will miss you!

We got our eyes locked on a few cool Oktoberfest happenings around town . Our friends at Backpew have a massive beer menu planned including a few never before released beers to enjoy. Hope to see you there! Prost!

WeekendTimeBrewery LocationSpecial Beer ReleasesFood/EatsThings to do
Every Friday in Sept5pm- 9pmPenny’s Beer Garden (Dickinson)Rotating list each weekPretzels for pairingFriday night flight samples of Oktoberfest beers from around the city
Saturday Sept 1712pm-10pmTexas Leaguer Brewing Company (Missouri City)Mr Oktoberfest
Dunkel
Festbier
German sausage and bratsLive Music with Texas Legacy Czech Band
Thurs-Sun Sept 22-25thAll dayVallensons’ Brewing Co (Pearland)Festbier, Marzen, and SchwarzbierFood truck onsiteLive Music, stein merch for sale, contests
Saturday & Sunday Sept 24-25thAll dayFass Brewing
(Conroe)
Oktoberfest & stitchfass tappingsGerman food onsiteTraditional Oktoberfest games.
Saturday Sept 24th2pm – 7pmEureka Heights Brewing Co. (Heights Houston)TBDKortex BBQ Jodie Mikula Orchestra, photo ops, and games
Saturday Oct 1st2pm-10pmSaloon Door Brewery (Webster)Oktoberfest, Dunkel, Pumpkin Spice variantsGerman inspired fare with Zane’s OriginalOktoberfest games, wife carrying contest, selfie scavenger hunt, new merch release
Saturday Oct 1st12pm-7pmBack Pew Brewing (Porter)Blue Testament,
Hyper Light,
Satyr’s Swill,
Lucy,
Me Beer,
King of the Helles,
Black Habit,
Kingsbrau,
ExALTation (Altbier),
Kolsch (new recipe!),
Vienna (new beer!)
Zwicklebier (Collaboration with Channing from Nobi Public House)
Back Pew-Vator (traditional Dopplebock),
Foxpoint , Pilsner (traditional German Pilsner),
Berliner Weisse (new!),
Mast to Marzen
Sauer Kraut Food TruckLive music with Homebrewed Brass Band. Oktoberfest games, new merch and stein release
Saturday Oct 8th1pm-7pmKlaus Brewing
(Houston)
German lagers all dayGerman inspired food truckGames, contests, music, stein specials
Saturday Oct 15th12pm-8pmGalveston Island Brewing (Galveston)Oktoberfest and other seasonal tap offeringsAround the Corner German Food & The Shepherd Mix Food Bar on-site selling traditional German food.Build your own pretzel necklace. Supplies available starting at 12pm.
Masskrugstemmen (stein holding) contest starting at 3PM,
Music and dance from Texas Legacy Czech Band 5-8PM.
Saturday Oct 15th2pm-closeParadigm Brewing Company (Tomball)OktoberfestPretzels and bratwurstLive Music with Homebrewed Brass, stein holding, dancing, games & contests, vendor market and face painting
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Native tejana with a love for double IPAs and craft beer shenanigans. Check out her podcast "Draught Queens' for unfiltered beer sensory tasting and industry interviews.

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