What's a better pairing than beer, bratwurst, and pretzels?
Oktoberfest is that cheery time of the year when people gather round to drink beer and breweries switch to Bavarian menus. During the three-week occasion, those looking for a sleeve and a Bavarian bite can find Oktoberfest all over the city.
Here are a few festivals and breweries to go to for Oktoberfest.
This huge festival combines modern fare with authentic European harvest traditions and brings international and local brewers, vintners, chefs, and entertainment. The event is currently sold out but there is waiting list.
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Where: 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
This beer and music festival's North Vancouver edition has lots of booze (24 vendors, to be precise!) in the spirit of Oktoberfest. PS: Another festival from the same organizers also takes place at the end of the month with a more spooky theme out in Surrey. Tickets can be purchased online.
When: Oct. 7, 5-10 p.m.
Where: The Shipyards - 125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
This Oktoberfest celebration starts with a cask tapping ceremony to the backdrop of classic Oktoberfest songs, a Stein Holding competition with both heavy and light weight categories, and a best dressed competition.
When: Oct. 2, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Another Beer Co. - 30 Capilano Way, New Westminster
This brewery took an Oktoberfest twist to its menu, including various 'wurst' sausages and Bavarian pretzels. They also have a Bier Garden open until Oct. 2 with German style brews, food and music.
When: Now-Oct. 2
Where: 1950 Triumph St, Vancouver
Stop by anytime over the two weeks to taste Bavarian food and booze. The brewery is yet to announce news about the Biermeister's Dinner event.
When: Sept. 20-Oct. 3
Where: CRAFT Beer - False Creek and English Bay locations
If you're simply craving an Oktoberfest feast, Brewhall is serving up pretzels, currywurst, schnitzel, and many German-style beers.
When: Now-Oct. 10
Where: 97 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver