Hoptoberfest at HopCat

September 23, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the world’s most well-known beer festival. HopCat will bring it to you! We’ll be pouring our favorite local and authentic imported Oktoberfestbiers. Guests are encouraged to wear their best lederhosen or dirndls. We’ll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!
 
Pouring:
Hofbräuhaus München {München, Germany}
Hofbraü Oktoberfestbier
Festbier / 6.3%
Revolution Brewing {Chicago, IL}
Oktoberfest
Festbier / 5.7%
Half Acre Beer Co. {Chicago, IL}
Lagertown
Festbier / 6%
Metropolitan Brewing {Chicago, IL}
Afterburner
Festbier / 6.1%
Two Brothers Artisan Ales {Warrenville, IL}
Atom Smasher
Oak Barrel-Aged Festbier / 7.7%

A little history from the official Oktoberfest website - "Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktoberfest" when it actually begins in September?
 
The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810, and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.
 
By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times."

Find out more here!

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