Oktoberfest at Altstadt Seattle features 8 local breweries, begins on Sept. 16
September 6, 2017 - 9:39 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Altstadt Seattle, a German-focused beer hall and eatery in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, invites you to join them for an Oktoberfest celebration that starts on September 16th. The festivities feature German-style beers from eight local breweries. See the press release below for more details.
SECOND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST BREWER’S KICK-OFF AT ALTSTADT SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2017
Seasonal Food & Beer Celebration continues through October
SEATTLE – August 23, 2017 -- Whether you prefer lederhosen or are drawn in by craft beer, all are welcome to celebrate Oktoberfest at Altstadt in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square. The festivities start with on Oktoberfest Brewer’s Kick-Off featuring eight local, Oktoberfest beers on Sept. 16 and continue with a delicious run of festive food, German-style brews, and seasonal cocktails through October.
Washington has established itself as a top brewing state, with many local brewmasters crafting German-style beers. Oktoberfest is the perfect time to draw together these artisans for a great celebration. Altstadt has assembled brewers from around the state to bring their Oktoberfest brews for guests to discover, alongside the restaurant’s authentic and housemade German fare inspired by chef-owner Megan Coombes’ experiences in Germany. The Sept. 16 Oktoberfest Brewer’s Kick-Off runs from 4:00 pm to midnight and will include a live music from The Millennial Falcons, prizes and giveaways and Oktoberfest food and beverages.
For $25, guests will receive a tasting glass and tastes from each of the eight German-style Oktoberfest beers from Washington breweries: Alpine Brewing Company, Black Raven Brewing, Chainline Brewing Company, Diamond Knot Brewing, Dru Bru, Seapine, Silver City Brewery, and Stoup Brewing Company. Each brewery has developed a special Oktoberfest beer for the season that they’ll present at the event. Through October, Altstadt will offer an Oktoberfest flight of local Oktoberfest beers and feature the guest favorite voted at the Kick Off (last year, SODO brewery Seapine’s Festbier won this title).
Guests are invited to enjoy optional hearty German fare before filling that stein! Two-tiered pricing options, $7 or $12, on the Oktoberfest menu, featuring:
• Dampfnudel (savory or sweet): steamed dumpling with either bacon and emmentaler cheese, or vanilla sauce and plums
• Steckerlfisch: grilled whole mackerel stuffed with lemon and herbs • Schweinbraten: beer roasted pork loin served with onions, carrots and mustard
• Kartoffelpuffer: crispy potato pancakes served with a light salad
• Brezel mit Obatzda: house made soft pretzels served with traditional Oktoberfest paprika, a sweet huckleberry, or a balanced chestnut sage cheese spread
Beyond traditional Oktoberfest offerings are inventive seasonal cocktails that will include seasonal ingredients such as Sidetrack Cassis currant liqueur, Kirschwasser, Rossbacher and elderberries. This is the second annual Oktoberfest celebration at Altstadt; 21 and over only. Altstadt is located at 209 1st Avenue South, Pioneer Square in Seattle; (206) 602-6442.