Fair OAKS'toberfest

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Fair Oaks, California
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Fair OAKS'toberfest
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Graeme pouring for Kirin
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Me, Scott, and Stephanie before pouring
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Scott and Milt volunteering
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Stephanie and I with Mr. Lederhosen
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - The line beginning to form prior to the gate opening
Fair OAKS'toberfest  - Scott working the Bud/Michelob booth

Fair OAKS'toberfest Reviews

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Unlimited Beer Tasting! Sep 27, 2008
2008 marked the 4th Annual Fair Oaks Beerfest, also called Fair OAKS'toberfest. Founded by the same guys who founded the West Coast Brew Fest which is a widely popular event in Northern California. As with the West Coast Beer Fest, the theme is simple - good food, live music, and unlimited tastings. Unlike other festivals, there are no tickets or tokens required at this event. It's nice as you have your wristband and you don't have to waste time standing in line for more tickets and from a volunteer standpoint, it's nice not to have to collect them.

This event is more of a beerfest than a true Oktoberfest but there were still German beer and food available. And of course, there was at least one person we saw in lederhosen. Whoo Hoo!

The grounds were great and afforded large shaded areas but I was surprised there were not more booths there. Some of the breweries represented for 2008 were:

Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA

Bear Republic Brewing Co., Healdsburg, CA

Blue Frog Grog and Grill, Fairfield, CA

Brew It Up!, Sacramento, CA

Clausthaler, Germany

Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., San Jose, CA

Greenhouse, Roseville, CA

Hof Brau Haus, Germany

Hoppy Brewing Co., Sacramento, CA

Kirin, Japan

Kralovsky Pivovar Krusovice, Czech Rep

Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, WI

Lost Coast Brewing Co., Eureka, CA

Mary's Pizza Shack, Roseville, CA

Michelob, St Louis, MI

Moosehead, Canada

North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg, CA

Placerville Brewing Co., Placerville, CA

Pyramid Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Radeberger, Germany

Rogue Ales, Newport, OR

River City Brewing Co., Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Brewing Co., Sacramento, CA

Sam Adams, Boston Brewing Co., Boston, MA

Shocktop, St Louis, Missouri

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, San Francisco, CA

Stella Artois, Belgium

Sudwerk Brauerei, Davis, CA

Trumer Brauerei, Berkeley, CA

Wyders, Canada

(and more...)

Check the site for updates on what weekend the 2009 event will be held. I am sure I will be attending again, definitely as a volunteer though - much more fun!
Fair OAKS'toberfest
Graeme pouring for Kirin
Me, Scott, and Stephanie before po…
Scott and Milt volunteering
pinchora says:
Oh this is one of my favorite beers!!! I love Leinenkugel; especially the summer ale!!!
Posted on: Sep 29, 2008
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