It’s fall festival season once again in Atlanta, which also means it’s time for Oktoberfest at breweries around town. Inspired by the two-centuries-old celebration in Germany filled with brats, beer, and carb-heavy foods, this year’s Oktoberfest runs from Sunday, September 17, through Monday, October 3. The following Atlanta breweries are marking Oktoberfest 2022 with special release beers, festival merch and beer steins, and fun events throughout the month, including lederhosen and stein hoisting contests, live polka music in the beer garden, and keg tappings.
The Berkeley Park and West End locations of Monday Night kick off Oktoberfest Saturday, September 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with unlimited pours of the brewery’s German-style Märzen beers. Expect Oktoberfest-inspired pizzas complete with kraut and brats on the menu over at the Garage in West End, too, and das boot beer glasses for sale at both brewery locations.
Oktoberfest is already well underway this year at Summerhill brewery Halfway Crooks, and continues through October 2 on Georgia Avenue. Expect special and limited release beers, like the brewery’s Fest Märzen and German-style Schwarzbier, food specials such as pork schnitzel with Bavarian-style potato salad, and Oktoberfest merch throughout the month.
Brewpub Bold Monk Brewing in Underwood Hills kicks off Oktoberfest Saturday, September 17, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., in its beer garden and the Abbey above the dining room. The day-long celebration includes live music, stein hoisting and best dressed lederhosen and dirndl contests, a cask tapping, plenty of beer and pretzels, and a special Oktoberfest food menu. Tickets are $45 and include an Oktoberfest beer stein, one free beer, and a four-pack of Bold Monk Festbier.
The West End brewery hosts a dual celebration September 22 through September 25, marking both its three-year anniversary and Oktoberfest. Over the four days, expect plenty of beer and food specials on the menu, along with festive games and contests with prizes.
The Grant Park brewery collaborated with Hop City Beer and Wine this year to create an Oktoberfest lager. Tall boys are available for purchase at Elsewhere Brewing and Hop City locations around Atlanta. Head over to the brewery on Saturday, September 24, for an Otkoberfest kick-off party, complete with live polka music and Elsewhere’s full lineup of traditional German beers on draft paired with carby food specials. The $25 ticket price includes admission to the event, an Elsewhere beer stein, and one free beer. Additional beers and food are extra.
The West End and Avondale Estates locations of Wild Heaven Beer host an Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, complete with German-style foods, traditional beers, and live music.
This Underwood Hills brewery is planning a number of special events for Oktoberfest, starting with a kick-off celebration on September 24. Expect special release beers, Otktoberfest shirts and merch, food stalls, a small dog race, an Oktoberfest field day with prizes, and even beer stein painting.
The beer garden in Benteen Park hosts its weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2. Red’s is packing the coolers with Märzens and will also include two on draft from Ayinger Brewery and Round Trip Brewery Company. Expect a food menu filled with hot dogs, sandwiches, and specials like chedderwurst sausages with spicy mustard and pretzel bites with beer cheese. There’s live polka music and a das boot beer chug with prizes on Saturday in the beer garden out back.
This Tucker brewery and beer garden is going all out again this year with its annual Tucktoberfest, Saturday, September 17, through Sunday, October 2. Expect keg tappings, special release German-style beers, food specials, an artist market and carnival, and even a lederhosen and dirndl pageant over the next few weeks in the beer garden. There’s also yodeling, wiener tossing, and beer stein-holding contests.
Taking place Saturday, October 15, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the brewery’s new location in Stone Mountain, Hippin Hops Brewery joins over 50 other Black-owned breweries throughout the country celebrating Blacktoberfest — a festival dedicated to Black brewing culture in America. Expect food, beer, a bottle share, and other events throughout the day, along with a new West Coast-style hefeweizen on draft in honor of Oktoberfest. Tickets start at $45.