So as we continue to search for the appropriate location for the brewery (still reviewing multiple locations), we fill some of our free time by attending beer events. This October, we decided to check out a couple of Oktoberfests that we hadn’t attended previously.
On October 6th, 2012 we headed to the Capitol City Brewing hosted Shirlington Oktoberfest. The event had well over 50 breweries represented, and plenty of beers for sampling. Of course, we had to go in traditional outfits, including Heidi.
On October 13, 2012 we drove up to Bethlehem Pennsylvania to attend the Yuengling / ArtQuest sponsored Oktoberfest. This Oktoberfest is more representative of the true Oktoberfests, with a big tent full of tables, Oompah Bands, and more. There weren’t a long list of breweries present, but there were multiple styles of Yuengling. It is held at The SteelStacks, which is the old abandoned steel mills and the focus of a burgeoning art district. Bethlehem was true in form of being called the City of Festivals, as we discovered it was hosting a Harvest Fest downtown as well, with beer and soup sampling. While there, we had to stop in at Brew Works (http://www.thebrewworks.com/bethlehem-brew-works/), to pick up some beers to take home, as well as grab a bite to eat. This is a great brewpub with a strong showing of beers as well as great food. Here is a pic from their copper brew house.
Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to add some pictures of our own brew house.