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Prost! Beer Lovers,
Yep, Oktoberfests are still happening, of course. It's also time to figure out your costume in addition to brushing off your lederhosen and dirndls as Halloween approaches. There's some cool craft beer happenings over the next couple of weeks. Let's check them out!

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Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace 2018, Toronto, Canada -
Canada's Craft Brewing industry event of the year! Craft brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders and supporters will gather in Toronto for two days of education, networking, Suppliers Marketplace with 170+ exhibitors and delicious craft beer & food.

Arizona -

On Sale Now, NovemBEER, Phoenix , AZ -
The 5th annual festival happens downtown on November 10 but you can save a few bucks by buying tickets now. Info:

October 11, UA Science Cafe: A Foggy Forecast, Tucson, AZ -
Borderlands Brewing's continuing science lecture series continues with this talk on predicting Arctic Sea Ice Decline. Info:

October 11, Oktoberfest with AAWL, Scottsdale, AZ -
OHSO celebrates with beer and brats to benefit homeless animals. Info:

October 12-13, Oktoberfest, Glendale, AZ -
Buy your ticket in advance and skip the line at Haus Murphy's annual party that features a band from Germany and great food in addition to the bier. Info:

October 13, Historic Anniversary, Flagstaff, AZ -
Live music, fun, games, raffle, beer release, beer and food specials. Info:

October 15, Stone Dinner, Tucson, AZ -
Cost is $49/person includes four courses and four beers. Reservations Required Info:

October 15, Beer Tasting and Cheese Making, Phoenix, AZ -
Have some beers while learning to make cheese at North Mountain Brewing. Info:

October 19, Dia de los Muertos Beer Dinner, Mesa, AZ -
Huss Brewing is teaming up with our friends Elisa Nolan and BJ Hernandez of The Latin Kitchen AZ to bring you a seasonal five course beer dinner in celebration of the Day of the Dead! Info:

October 20, Great Tucson Beer Fest, Tucson, AZ -
32nd Annual Sun Sounds Beer Festival Info:

October 27, Five Years of Chasing Dreams, Tempe, AZ -
Held on the lush, grassy fields of Singh Meadows in Tempe, sip and savor all your favorite Huss Family of Beers, including super-rare seasonal and exclusive small-batch brews. Food, music and fun! Info:

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Arkansas -

October 6, Fest For The Cure, North Little Rock, AR -
Kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate Diamond Bear Brewing Company's 18th birthday with the 1st Annual "FEST FOR THE CURE" Beer and Rosé Festival benefitting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Arkansas and Susan G. Komen. Info:

October 6, Oktoberfest, Rogers, AR -
Brick Street Brews' German party starts at 2 with the Oktoberfest keg getting tapped at 2:30p. Info:

October 7, Oktoberfest on the Square, Fayetteville, AR -
100% Arkansas Beer! KIDS FREE! Food Trucks! Local Art and Vendors! Performances by: Lost John AND White Mansion! 21+ $10. 18+ and Designated Driver $5 Info:

October 11, Locally Labeled Pavilion Party, Little Rock, AR -
Attendees can expect to party like a local in the River Market Pavilions on October 11th with Locally Labeled Partners, music by Tragikly White, food trucks and a host of life-sized bar games to play. This event offers a great opportunity to sample or purchase local libations, become familiar with the Locally Labeled Passport program and even get a jump start on filling one. Info:

October 13, Evening at the Farm, Fayetteville, AR -
Apple Seeds' 5th annual Evening at the Farm. This intimate farm dinner benefit will be held on October 13th, 2018 at the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm at Gulley Park. Four courses, beer by Ozark Beer. Info:

October 13, Glacier Pale Ale Release Party, Rogers, AR -
Bentonville Brewing is bringing it back! Info:

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California -

On Sale Now, Stone DRK Festival, Escondido, CA -
Stone DRK returns for the 2nd year on November 9 but since it is a showcase of amazing dark beers, you can expect this to sell out very quickly. Get your tickets now. Info:

On Sale Now, Collabaplaooza, San Diego, CA -
Karl Strauss and 30+ other breweries are taking over the parking lot behind the North Park Observatory for a killer party on November 10. Don't wait to get tickets. Info:

October 6, Prostoberfest, Inglewood, CA -
A celebration of merriment, camaraderie, and togetherness at Three Weavers. There will be Bratwursts brought to you by Hayseed BBQ, Pretzels by Premium Pub Food, and with your purchase of our commemorative Oktoberfest mug, all German style beer fills will be $5 the entire day for you and your loved ones! Info:

October 6, Societe Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
Societe steins along with plenty of German-style beers to fill them. German music, decor and food along with games and contests. Info:

October 6, Hamilton's Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
German food, contests and 45+ German beers! Info:

October 6, AleSchmidt Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
AleSmith is hosting a celebrtion that features all the traditional fun and meeriment plus things like a build your own pretzel necklace station. Info:

October 7, Fall Beer Dinner, San Diego, CA -
Council Brewing hosts a dinner featuring 7 beers to benefit Beer to the Rescue. Info:

October 7, Ballast Point Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
Gear up for German style specialty beers on tap, food specials, Dead Ringer Oktoberfest Lager, and steins to go around! Info:

October 7, TBL's Annual Pup Crawl, San Diego, CA -
Crawl 4 dog friendly breweries including 10 Barrel, Quartyard, Amplified & Mission. Info:

October 14, Oktoberfest Bike Crawl, Santee, CA -
Pacific Islander Beer Company is doing another crawl. Live Band after the Bike Ride! The Roy Rockers Classic Rock Music 4-7 pm on the Patio. Sign up at the Brewery or email to be put on the list! Must be over 21 years old! Info:

October 20, Oktoberfiesta, Upland, CA -
Last Name Brewing's Oktoberfiesta celebration will combine the best of both Mexican and Bavarian beer, food, and culture with a California craft beer twist! Music this year will be provided by the Blue Highway Band, playing from 5-8pm. Each entry ticket comes with a genuine Germany beer stein, and your first pour of beer! Info:

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Nevada -

October 4, Hops For Hope, Las Vegas, NV -
Head to Tenaya Creek and enjoy the amazing collaboration of beer by Joseph James Brewing Co., Big Dog's Brewing Company, & Tenaya Creek Brewery being donated for the charity drive to raise funds to support the ALS Association Nevada Chapter! Info:

October 6, Disc Golf Tournament, Las Vegas, NV -
Disc Golf Tournament with takeover and 12+ selections of Tenaya Creek beer. Info:

October 20, Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas, NV -
Produced by Motley Brews, the 7th Annual Downtown Brew Festival is Las Vegas' iconic fall craft beer, music and culinary festival under the stars. Info:

October 20, Zombie Walk, Boulder City, NV -
Live music all night! Take part as a horde of zombies shuffle through the streets of Boulder City's historic district! Awards for the deadest of the undead! The Bru Guru's exclusive Zombie Juice Sangria! Games! Select cocktails! Raffles and prizes! Make-up artists available starting @ 4:00 pm for a small donation! Boulder Dam Brewing. Info:

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New Mexico -

October 6, ABQ Corks and Brews, Albuquerque, NM -
Alfa Romeo of Albuquerque Presents ABQ Corks & Brews, an afternoon tasting experience of local beers, fine wines, craft spirits and food. Discover what New Mexico has to offer - including award winning Local Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Musical Talents and Food Trucks. Info:

October 6, Balloon Brunch, Albuquerque, NM -
Marble is hosting a brunch on the rooftop deck that will feature a brewery tour, live music, beermosas and more. Info:

October 7, Nob Hill Mural Music Fest, Albuquerque, NM -
Nob Hill is throwing down for Mural Fest these year and we'll be having music by the amazing Jacob Chavez from 3 to 5pm and Synyster Vail from 5pm to 7pm! Come experience the art, culture, food, music, and beer of Nob Hill! Info:

October 7, Sabor - A Taste of Taos, Taos, NM -
Live music, food, family-friendly. Info:

October 7, Build Your Own Michelada Bar, Albuquerque, NM -
Shake off that Sunday hangover with the worlds best cure: the Michelada! Sidedoor Kitchen is laying out a spread of all the fixings, Red Door will pour the beer, the rest is up to you! Info:

October 13, New Mexico Brewfest, Albuquerque, NM -
Held during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, NMBF9 is expecting thousands of thirsty craft beer lovers. This year promises to deliver another round of great LIVE MUSIC and the biggest selection of NEW MEXICO CRAFT BEER along with some of the finest LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS and specialty food producers. Info:

October 14, BarkHappy Albuquerque:Trick & Treat Pawty, Albuquerque, NM -
Calling all Albuquerque dog lovers! Come join your dog friends for our Trick & Treat Pawty benefiting Watermelon Mountain Ranch! Doggy costume parade, fun trick & treat game, and freebies for all attendees. All to celebrate the Fall season! Info:

October 20, Red - White - Blues and Brews, Albuquerque, NM -
Red, White, Blues and Brews is a community, family friendly, biker friendly, beer friendly, okay... everyone friendly event lol. The funds raised by this event will be split 50/50 between New Mexico Veterans Memorial and AFSA Chapter 1201, Kirtland AFB. Info:

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Oklahoma -

October 12, EdFest 2018, Edmond, OK -
6th Annual EdFest is just around the corner! A fun evening for the whole family benefitting Edmond Mobile Meals. New food trucks, live music from Souled Out, a NEW Beer & Wine Garden and the very popular KIDSZONE! Info:

October 12, OktoBEARfest, OKC, OK -
Drink beer, save bears! The Oklahoma City Zoo AAZK chapter would like to invite you to the second-annual OktoBEARfest on Friday, October 12, from 5-9 p.m., at Anthem Brewing Company, LLC! Info:

October 13, McNellie's Harvest Beer Festival, Tulsa, OK -
Your favorite beer festival is back on October 13th. Make plans now to enjoy over 70 breweries serving up their best in beautiful downtown Tulsa. Info:

October 13, Wine Walk & Brew Fest, Norman, OK -
OK wines, breweries and distilleries. Live music, food, merchants and more! Info:

October 18-21, Tulsa Oktoberfest, Tulsa, OK -
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates an authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, and represents an incredible setting patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Scheduled for October 18-21, with a private, Gemütlichkeit evening on Wednesday, October 17, presented by Lufthansa Technik, Oktoberfest presents international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. Info:

October 20, Basics of Brewing, Stillwater, OK -
The Basics of Brewing course is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in the art of creating a great beer! The class is designed to give an overview brewing beer and malted beverages. As a student, you will learn perspectives of brewing from the home-brewer to the industrial brewer. Info:

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Texas -

October 6, Oktoberfest: Operation Steingrabber, Austin, TX -
Zilker will have food trucks, a polka band, beer specials and the UT/OU game on the big screen. Info:

October 6, Beer Fest, San Antonio, TX -
Spend the day sampling over 72 craft beers from 24 breweries and discover your new favorite brew. Take part in a Jalapeño Eating Contest, dance to great live music and don't forget the Alamo City XL Modern Mopar Car Show. Info:

October 6, Beer Alley Oktoberfest, Denton, TX -
Denton County Brewing Company is having a party with music, games, competitions, food, and more. Buy a big ol' beer stein for only $10 and get the first fill of DCBC's brand new Oktoberfest brew FREE! All following DCBC Oktoberfest fills will be discounted as well! Info:

October 6, Texas Oktoberfest, Houston, TX -
Good Dog Houston hosts 3 breweries with 2 beers from each. This event is fun for the whole family, including kids and our four-legged furry friends. Stein giveaway. Info:

October 6-7, Oktoberfest, Houston, TX -
Saint Arnold's German-styled party! Tickets are $50 each and include admission, beer, dinner, and a commemorative Oktoberfest glass boot. Space is limited. Saturday is already SOLD OUT. Info:

October 12, Crystal Wheat Release Party, Keller, TX -
Enjoy the new seasonal from Shannon while munching on brats. First 50 beer drinkers receive a take home Shannon logo beer stein! Info:

October 13, Revolver Anniversary Party, Granbury, TX -
Celebrate 6 years with 22 different beers – including special firkins, verticals, and never-before-seen beers. Music and food. Info:

October 13, Oktoberfest & Gemütlich Release w/ Steins, Dallas, TX -
BrainDead releases their Marzen. Keep the stein! Polka music and German fare. Info:

October 13, The Bearded Monk Anniversary, Denton, TX -
Get ready for a night filled with all the kind of killer music and rare beers that you've loved or may not even know about! Live Screen Printing. Info:

October 20, Best Little Brewfest, Lewisville, TX -
Two stages, 80+ breweries, wineries and distilleries. Food trucks and fun! Info:

October 20, Halloween Party and Zombie Fun Run, Garland TX -
Lakewood Brewing has an all day party that starts with a Zombie Fun Run and continues with face painting, costume contest, psychic readings, and a showing of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. Info:

October 27, Halloween Masquerade, Justin, TX -
Beer, BBQ, jamming tunes and costumed mayhem! Haunted brewery tour. Costumes encouraged. Rabbit Hole. Info:

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