Memphis Oktoberfests and Fall Beer Fests 2017
Updated August 2017 -it’s pretty early, so this is really more of a preliminary list.
Here’s a list of Memphis Oktoberfests and other Memphis fall beer festivals this year, as far as we know. If you want to add something, go here.
Collierville Brewfest, Carriage Crossing, Saturday, September 23, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., $35, 21+
The second annual Collierville Brewfest will feature regional and local craft beer samples, food from Carriage Crossing restaurants, live music, games, 20+ local vendors, and a souvenir tasting cup.
Wiseacre Oktoberfest, September 30, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, all ages/21+ to drink
Wiseacre will celebrate Oktoberfest with $8 stein fills (you can bring your own, up to a liter), Mighty Souls Brass Band from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a 5 percent discount to anyone in German garb. I bet they’ll have a food truck, too.
High Cotton Oktoberfest, October 8, noon – 5 p.m., no cover, all ages/kid-friendly
High Cotton celebrates Oktoberfest on Sunday afternoon with limited release beers, Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, & German Light Lager, plus all your regular faves. Music from Zigadoo Moneyclips and Casette Set, and food from Edge Alley. They’ll have package/wristband options and the whole shebang is kid and dog friendly.
Cooper-Young Beer Fest, 795 S. Cooper, October 14, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., $45 in September/$50 in October, 21 and up
More than 30 regional breweries with more than 100 local beers, a limited number of tickets (so, shorter lines), food, Goner DJs spinning records, and a whole lot of fun at this annual festival. Tickets go on sale on September 1, and they most likely will sell out before the event.
Stanley BBQ Oktoberfest – date TBA
Stanley BBQ (the Overton Square formerly known as Schweinehaus) continues its tradition of great food, beer, music, and revelry for 2017’s Oktoberfest as some point in October.
Wiseacre’s Symphonic Soiree – October 28
Wiseacre Brewing’s annual Symphonic release (oak-aged American Wildbock made with Montmerency Cherries) is stepping it way, way up this year. Your $130 ticket includes music from Iris Orchestra, four pairings from Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman (local Long Road cider, Old Dominick spirits, rosé wine, and 2017 Symphonic), plus an open beer bar before and after, as well as complimentary valet from the bridge on Cumberland. Leave the ironic fanny packs at home and put on something classy (“fancy pants” is the word they used) for this one.
Memphis Made Fall Event – date TBA, maybe early November?
Memphis Made hosted a “Malted” festival last year – a sort of fall answer to their spring “hopped” event. I’m hoping they do something similar again this year, and I’ll keep ya posted.
JDRF Brew For A Cure, Cadre Building, Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m., tickets TBD, 21+
Support the Junior Diabetes Research Fund at the Cadre Building downtown with local beers and home brews plus plenty of delicious food.
Germantown Oktoberfest, Germantown Civic Center, Friday, November 4, times and ticket info TBA
Germantown hosts its first Oktoberfest event with three events throughout the day: Brunch & Brew, Pretzeled and Pixillated college football viewing party, and Wurst Party Ever in the evening.
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