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Oktoberfest: Suds and grub at an event near you

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm | No Comments »
September 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Oktoberfest celebrations are here and will continue the next few weekends.

First up is the Harmon’s Brewmaster’s dinner tonight, which will see the debut of the Stryker Stout from Harmon Brewing. Details for the event are here. Call 253-383-2739 for a last-minute reservations. The dinner only is $35.

Click “more” to see a bunch of other Oktoberfest events, including the first-ever Tacoma Oktoberfest and the big Oktoberfest next weekend in Puyallup.

Oktoberfest Tacoma
Where: The Triangle Business District in downtown Tacoma, Opera Alley in the Theater District at South 7th and Court C
When: 2-10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 2
What: Oktoberfest Tacoma is a nontraditional Oktoberfest featuring creative seasonal and pumpkin beers as well as locally produced ciders. Also featured will be chain-saw pumpkin carving, a pie-eating contest and pumpkin beer tappings at Amocat Cafe, The Mix and Puget Sound Pizza.
Admission: $12 in advance and $18 at the door, includes five tastings. Additional tasting tokens are $1.50. Tickets can be purchased at or at 99 Bottles and Amocat Cafe. This is a 21-and-older event, ID required.
Serving beer from: 7 Seas Brewing, American Brewing, Burris Brewing, Finnriver Cidery, Harmon Brewery, Lazy Boy Brewing, Schooner Exact, Trade Route Brewing, Wingman Brewers

Seventh Annual Oktoberfest Northwest

Where: Puyallup Fairgrounds
When: Oct. 7-9.11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: Admission is $10 Friday-Saturday and $5 Sunday. Free admission only from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Children younger than 12 get in free all weekend.
What: Oktoberfest Northwest is a weekend-long celebration of German food, beer and kitschy entertainment that includes wiener dog races.
Serving: Bruno’s European Café in Parkland will be at the festival serving cabbage rolls, schweinebraten (pork roast in gravy), kassler rippchen (German smoked pork chops), goulash soup and potato pancakes. Kaleenka will serve piroshky and Ziegler’s will serve bratwurst. Many German beers also will be served.

Where: Jake’s Bar and Bistro, downstairs below the bar at 215 Wilkes St., Steilacoom; 253-581-3300,
When: 1-10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15
What: Oktoberfest party with German food and beer. A German food buffet will be served and six German beers will be tapped.

Enumclaw Oktoberfest
Where: Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw
When: 4-11 p.m. Friday Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Oct. 2
What: Besides the beer, there will be bratwurst and entertainment, but leave the kids at home if you want to attend the 21-and-older event.
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Oktoberfest 2011
Where: McCormick Woods Golf Course, 5155 McCormick Woods Drive S.W., Port Orchard.
When: Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 1 and Saturday Oct. 2.
Featuring: German food and singing. The night features the dueling pianos of Jeff and Rhiannon.
Admission: $25
Information: 800-279-7705

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