As the days get shorter and the mornings cooler, our minds start to wander toward fall festivities. One that comes to mind includes lederhosen, sausage, pretzels and music. Oh yeah, and beer!

Here is a roundup of local Oktoberfest celebrations in the area involving local beer and breweries.


Thursday, September 15

Alibi Ale Works Oktoberfest Dinner
When 6pm – 8 pm
Location: 204 East Enterprise, Incline Village
What: Hand-made German sausages, pretzels and a bunch of tasty sides by Butter + Salt with brewery created German beers including Märzen and Altbier! $30/person. Get your tickets at butterandsalt.ticketleap.com/oktoberfest.

Saturday, September 17

Alibi Ale Works
When: Noon – 11 pm
Location: 204 East Enterprise, Incline Village
What: Custom Steins, New Alibi Beers: Altbier and Marzen, Imported German Lagers on Tap, German Sausages, Live Music. This event is FREE.

Saturday, September 24

The Brewer’s Cabinet
When: 11 am  – 7 pm
Location: 475 S. Arlington, Reno (back parking lot)
What: Their first annual Oktoberfest has events and activities for the entire family. The event is FREE. Special seasonally released craft brew and authentic Bavarian food from local award-winning chef Mark Estee. A portion of sales throughout the month at The Brewer’s Cabinet will benefit The Reno Rebuild Project.

South Reno Rotary Oktoberfest
When: 3 pm – 7 pm
Location: Wolf Run Golf Course, 1400 Wolf Run Road
What: Third annual Oktoberfest, offering beer, wine, Bavarian food, live music and a silent auction supporting the club’s Achievement Without Obstacles Program, which benefits high school students at all 19 Washoe County high schools, as well as private high schools. General admission tickets can be purchased before the event for $50 or for $55 at the door, and include all food and drink as well as a commemorative tasting glass. Local breweries include Pigeon Head Brewery, Great Basin Brewery, Virginia City Brewing, Imbib Custom Brews and the Tonopah Brewery. In addition, the event will have wine pourings. Lots more details HERE.

Thursday, September 29

Sausage Fest 2016 at Beer NV w/ Clint Jolly
Time: 4 pm – 11 pm
Location: 15 Foothill Rd.
What: Beer NV and Chef Clint Jolly’s Great Thyme Catering team up for a night of sausage and beer. Among the offerings are kegs of Octoberfest Bier from Paulaner and Original Octoberfest from Hacker Pschorr. VIP tickets include samplings of Festbier from Hacker Pschorr.

Both VIP and GA tickets are available. VIP tickets are very limited and will only be available for pre-sale.

General Admission – $30 pre-sale / $40 day of
– Your choice of 2 pints from the featured German/German style brews
– A plate of assorted sausages and sides

VIP – $40 (limited availability)
– Your choice of 2 pints from the featured German/German style brews
– Unlimited fills from a German gravity keg
– 1 liter glass stein
-A plate of assorted sausages and sides

Saturday, Oktober 1

Oktoberfest at The Depot
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: 325 E 4th St.
What: Their second annual Oktoberfest party! Prizes and bragging rights will be given out to the best dressed Mann (Man) & Frau (Woman) as well as to the winners of the grueling endurance event …. The Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding)!

$40 will get you a custom Depot Oktoberfest 1L Stein with all you can drink, freshly released, The Oktoberfest bier. Also featured will be Bavarian Pretzels, assorted Würste with all the trimmings and other German themed snacks. Admission is FREE but only 72 steins will be available!

Saturday, Oktober 15

Oktoberfest at IMBĪB
Time: 1 pm – 10 pm
Location: 785 E 2nd St.
What: A range of traditional German style lager beers (think pilsner, maibock, fest bier, dunkel) alongside some delicious bratwurst and more from Collaboration Catering.