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TASTING GARDEN

Ticketed, 21+ only with valid ID (we mean it: no babies, no iguanas...but dogs are ok on Sunday)

We are here rain or shine, and our event includes covered areas like the Tap House Grill Buxom Beer Garden, the indoor Sports Bar (inside Fremont Studios), and various lounge spaces around the event. 

WARNING! Reading this will make you want a beer, so grab one from the fridge and continue reading...

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Tasting GardenThe Tasting Garden features over 100 bold beers to sample with your 5 oz mini-mug, the famed Buxom Beer Garden with half-liter steins, full-liter steins and full-liter boots (yeah, boots), unique experiences, The Fremont Oktoktoberfest Sports Bar, live rockin’ music on the Main Stage, and tasty food. See the full lineup of seasonal brews below.                                                       

Want more beer details? Read the highlights in our blog.

 

2014 Hours: 

  • Friday, September 19 -- 5:00pm-12:00midnight*
  • Saturday, September 20 -- 11:00am-12:00midnight*
  • Sunday, September 21 -- 11:00am-6:00pm*

 

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  • *Entrance closes at 11:00pm, last call is at 11:15pm, and taps are closed for the evening on Friday and Saturday nights at 11:30pm 
  • **Entrance closes at 5:00pm, last call is at 5:15pm, and taps are closed for the evening on Sunday at 5:30pm
  • For real, no babies, screaming toddlers (or quiet ones). We mean it. They aren't over 21. 
  • Dogs are allowed on Sunday only. 

 

Location:

Enter at N 35th Street and Phinney Ave N, just west of the Fremont Oktoberfest Village. 

WHAT’S POURING:

Below is our 2013 beer line-up. Stayed tuned for 2014 beers.

Over 50 top breweries are serving more than 100 seasonal beers, including award-winners, microbrews, traditional German bier, and you’ll just have to see what else...

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10 Barrel Brewing Co. | Bend, OR

7 Seas Brewing | Gig Harbor, WA

Alaskan Brewing Co. | Junaeu, AK

American Brewing | Edmonds, WA

Anchor Brewing | San Francisco, CA

Angry Orchard | Cincinnati, OH

Bainbridge Island Brewing | WA

Blue Moon Brewing | Golden, CO

Cascade Lakes Brewing | OR

Chuckanut Brewery | Bellingham, WA

Deschutes Brewery | Bend, OR

#1 Mirror Pond Pale Ale

ABV: 5% | IBU: 40 |Pale Ale

Our most popular beer, Mirror Pond Pale Ale is the quintessential northwest pale ale. Cascade hops and more Cascade hops give this tawny colored ale delicious hop-forward aroma and flavor. Pale malt allows the hops to linger, not overpower.

#2 Jubale

ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 60 |Winter Ale

A dark, malty celebration ale with layered flavors and beautifully balanced hopping. Jubelale pours deep garnet in color, medium bodied, with notes of chicory, earth, spice and fruit.

#3 Armory XPA

ABV: 6% | IBU: 58 |Extra Pale Ale

Armory XPA was the first brew out of our Portland Pub, and it's remained a fan favorite over the years. This Experimental Pale Ale boasts beautiful caramel flavor balanced by a bitter twist of Nugget and Northern Brewer hops with a big citrus kick coming from the Citra, Cascade and Centennial hops.

#4 Fresh Squeezed IPA

ABV: 6.4% | IBU: 60 |IPA

This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

#5 Fresh Hop Bitter

ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 50 |Fresh Hop Bitter

A fresh hop version of the Deschutes classic that is only found on tap at our Bend pub. Its full-flavored perfection comes from crystal malts, providing caramelized and toasted sugar notes, and generous amounts of fresh Tettnang Hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, OR.

#6 Black Butte XXV

ABV: 11.3% | IBU: 64 |25th Anniversary Imperial Barrel Aged Porter

Dates, figs and Theo's Cocoa Nibs, black currants. Barrel-aged in bourbon casks. The result is an Imperial Porter with a tart berry and chocolate aroma with luscious layers of dried fruit, oak, and vanilla. A fitting tribute to the 25th anniversary of our flagship beer.

#7 Abyss 2013

ABV: 11% | IBU: 65 |Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels

A deep, dark Imperial Stout. The Abyss has almost immeasurable depth and complexity/ Hits of molasses, licorice and other alluring flavors make it something not just to quaff, but contemplate.

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Elysian Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Firestone Walker | Paso Robles, CA

Fish Brewing Co. | Olympia, WA

Fort George Brewery | Astoria, OR

Fremont Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Full Sail Brewing Co. | Hood River, OR

Georgetown Brewing | Seattle, WA

Goose Island | Chicago, IL

Hacker Pschorr | Munich, Germany

Hales Ales | Seattle, WA

Heineken USA | Germany

Hofbrau | Munich, Germany 

Hopworks Urban Brewery | Portland

Island Hoppin' Brewery | Orcas Island

Kona Brewing Co. | Kailua Kona, HI

Lagunitas Brewing Co. | Petaluma, CA

Laurelwood Brewing | Portland, OR

Mac & Jack's | Redmond, WA

Mad River Brewing | Blue Lake, CA

McMenamin's | Trout Dale, OR

New Belgium | Fort Collins, CO

Ninkasi | Eugene, OR

No-Li Brewhouse | Spokane, WA

Odin Brewing | Seattle, WA

Pacifico | Mexico

Peddler Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Proletariat Wine Co. | Walla Walla, WA

Redhook Brewery | Woodinville, WA

Samuel Adams | Boston, MA 

Seapine Brewing Co. | Seattle, WA

Shock Top | St. Louis, MO

Snoqualmie Brewery | Snoqualmie, WA

Sierra Nevada Brewing | Chico, CA 

Sound Brewery | Poulsbo, WA 

The Gambrinus Co | Portland, OR

Triplehorn Brewing | Woodinville, WA

Vermont Hard Cider Co. | Vermont

Warsteiner | Germany

Widmer Brothers Brewing | Portland, OR


Fremont Oktoberfest is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, supporting local schools, art groups, community events, and promoting Fremont as the “Center of the Universe." 

Know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and call a cab. We'll even give you the numbers. 

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