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Hello Hop Heads!
Wheeeew. Oktoberfest mania is dying down (sorry if you missed that issue) but Halloween mania is gearing up. Let's check it out!

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October 6-22, Rocktöberfest, Multiple Locations -
Throughout the promotion, select Rock & Brews restaurants will offer a myriad of exciting Rocktöberfest festivities on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:00 p.m. which will include your favorite classic rock tunes & traditional Oktöberfest music, prizes and games such as men & women's stein holding contests– in rock & roll style. Info:

Multiple Dates, Bavarian Beer Dinners, Multiple Locations -
BJ's Restaurants will have five course beer dinners at many locations, on different dates. Check to see when yours is! Info:

Arizona -

On Sale Now, NovemBEER Festival, Phoenix, AZ -
This year the event is November 11 and features 50+ breweries. Info:

On Sale Now, Brewer's Ball, Phoenix, AZ -
Transport yourself back to the 1920's when the 18th Amendment was in full effect. Come dressed in your best 1920's garb and be prepared to give the "password" at the door. Expect a variety of award winning craft beers paired with a special chef inspired menu. Cocktail attire required. November 18. Info:

October dates, Ales on Rails, Clarkdale, AZ -
Thursdays-Sundays you can ride the train and enjoy some brews as you cruise the Verde Canyon Railroad. Info:

October 14, Breweriana Show & Sale, Phoenix, AZ -
BUY, SELL, TRADE. All things Beer old and new! Beer Cans, Trays, Glasses, Signs, etc. Phoenix Ale Brewery. 9a-2p. Info:

October 14-15, Pioneer Harvest Fest, Phoenix, AZ -
This event has multiple dates! It's a family-friendly festival chock full of fun stuff. Info:

October 18, Four Peaks Dinner, Litchfield Park, AZ -
Four Peaks brews paired with a Dillon's special menu! $30 per person and please RSVP, space is limited and will go fast. Hope to see you all there. For reservations, please call 623.535.4249 Info:

October 19, Huss Sausage Fest, Tempe, AZ -
Flanny's Bar and Grill for the first annual Huss Sausage Fest. Info:

October 21, Punk In Drublic, Phoenix, AZ -
Punk rock and craft beer festival! Info:

October 21, Prime Rib Beer Dinner, Tucson, AZ -
Featuring Sentinel Peak Beers at El Corral. Info:

October 21, Oktoberfest for Parkinson's, Phoenix, AZ -
A block party celebration that will include brats, of course, live music, authentic Oktoberfest games, plenty of craft ales, selection of fine wines, spectacular raffle basket prizes and fun to help make a difference for a good cause Info:

October 21, Tomstone Anniversary, Tombstone, AZ -
Tombstone Brewing celebrates their first year. Info:

October 21, Bisbee 1000 Craft Beer Festival, Bisbee, AZ -
Climb the stairs, or just drink beer, or both. Your choice! Info:

October 22, GPO Anniversary Party, Tucson, AZ -
Tucson's Girls Pint Out celebrates 4 years at Borderlands. Info:

October 22, Sugar Skull Paint Party, Glendale, AZ -
Paint evening with Ali K. $35 per person, includes two drinks no substitutions tax and gratuity NOT INCLUDED. Ali's email is or call Dubina: 623-412-7770 to make reservations. Info:

October 28, Oktoberfest, Goodyear, AZ -
Beer, food, German music, the works. First 2 beers free, and all you cna eat food/water/soft drinks. Info:

October 28, Halloween Party, Glendale, AZ -
The Glass House hosts the SanTan Brewing costume party all day & night! Info:

October 28, Halloween Party, Surprise, AZ -
State 48 hosts their first Halloween party and launches a seasonal. Info:

November 11, ASH Fall Festival, Tempe, AZ -

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Arkansas -

October 13-14, Oktoberfest, Hot Springs, AR -
Family-friendly German-styled fun! Info:

October 14, Ampfest, Rogers, AR -
AMP Fest, now in its second year, is a beer, music and tech festival taking place at the Walmart AMP on Saturday, October 14 (4pm-8pm)! Organized by Walton Arts Center's Corporate Leadership Council, this event is designed to raise awareness and to benefit Arts Education programming at Walton Arts Center. Info:

October 19, Choctoberfest, Bentonville, AR -
Stop by Bike Rack Brewing for curated & local Octoberfest Beers, craft chocolate by Hello Cocoa, delicious brats with artisan buns, and so much more! Info:

October 20, New Province Tasting, Bentonville, AR -
Walton Blvd. Wine & Spirits is the place where New Province will be pouring tasty samples of Fallen Queen Belgian Style Witbier and some other goodies. Info:

October 21, Festival of Darkness Nighty Night Release, Little Rock, AR -
Lost Forty releases a BA beer with a party that you shouldn't miss. Celebrate darkness. Info:

October 27, Saddlebock Tasting, Fayetteville, AR -
Another great local tasting at The Bottle. Info:

October 28, ARKToberfest, Arkadelphia, AR -
Fun for the whole family including all Arkansas craft beers, food trucks, Arkansas musicians and artisans, kids' activities, and more. Info:

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California -

ON SALE NOW, DRK fest, Escondido, CA -
Stone kicks off SD Beer Week with a festival that celebrtes dark brews. November 5. Info:

ON SALE NOW, Guild Fest, San Diego, CA -
This two day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 60 San Diego County breweries! The event raises funds for local charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild. Info:

ON SALE NOW, Hops on the Harbor, San Diego, CA -
It's a beer dinner cruise. October's featured brewery is Green Flash! Multiple dates still available. Info:

Open Mondays, 38 Degrees Alehouse, Alhambra, CA -
38 Degrees will be open for Monday Night Football. Info:

October 13-15, Wet Hop Festival, San Diego, CA -
O'Brien's Pub will will feature beers mostly brewed with Yakima grown wet hops along with some late harvest San Diego wet hopped beers that did not make their SD Wet Hop Weekend. Info:

October 13-15, BLAHkotberfest, San Diego, CA -
Keeper Steins full of Autobefest. Brat Pizza. More! Info:

October 14, Chocolate & Beer, San Diego, CA -
Thorn Street Brewing pairs their beer with Eclipse Chocolates. Info:

October 14, Oktoberfest, Santa Barbara, CA -
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Plus, your ticket purchase helps support two local Santa Barbara nonprofits, so you can feel good abou it to boot. 21+ Info:

October 14, Oktoberfest, Long Beach, CA -
Unlimited Tastes! LB Oktoberfest moves to a 2-session, UNLIMITED tasting format this year featuring "limited attendance" and more craft beer options (compared to last year) to choose from. Each session is 2.5 hours in length. Info:

October 14, Cupcakes & Beer, San Diego, CA -
Noon-4p at AleSmith. Info:

October 14, I-15 Brew Festival, Temecula, CA -
The I-15 Brew Festival is back and this time they are celebrating Oktoberfest. So get your lederhosen and drindles ready and come out and partake with great live German bands, food, games, and great craft brews! Info:

October 19, Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar, San Diego, CA -
50 Scientists. 25 Bars. One Night. All Over San Diego County. They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!" Info:

October 19, Dr. FrankenSTONE Monster IPA Party, Ocean Beach, CA -
Hang out at Pizza Port Ocean Beach for fun, Halloween inspired beers from Stone and Pizza Port, plus Dr. FrankenSTONE glassware & beer specials. Info:

October 19, Beer & Cheese, Long Beach, CA -
Vagabond Cheese Company, at Beachwood Blendery! Info:

October 20, Brewer's Mash, Fullerton, CA -
Come out for a spooky good time at the Fullerton Arboretum featuring our local Orange County Breweries only in their spooky cool costumes and haunted booths at the First Annual BrewersMash! Info:

October 22, Anniversary Beer Dinner, San Diego, CA -
Hamilton's Tavern celebrates their 11th anniversary with a 7-course dinner that features sour beers from The Blendery. Hosted at South Park Brewing. Info:

October 26, Dungeons & Flagons, Anaheim, CA -
5e D&D Campaign with Craft Beer 5-8 pm. Anaheim Brewery. Info:

October 28, Punk n' Brew, Huntington Beach, CA -
Punk rock and craft beer festival! Info:

October 28, Hoptoberfest, San Clemente, CA -
Costume party on the roof of Pizza Port. 50+ Hoppy beers. Info:

November 3-12, San Diego BEER WEEK, San Diego, CA -

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Nevada -

October 14, Tenaya Tour, Las Vegas, NV -
$10.00 includes a tour, 5oz souvenir glass (exclusive to tour not to be sold), and three beer tickets to fill that glass with any Tenaya Creek beer. Info:

October 19, Downtown Crawl, Las Vegas, NV -
Starting at Hennessey's on the corner of Fremont Street & Las Vegas Blvd. - $20 bucks gets you 5 drink tickets to be used that night at these bars too: Beauty Bar, Las Vegas Saloon, Mickey Finn's, Hogs & Hefers and Mob Bar. Info:

October 21, Downtown Brew Festival, Las Vegas, NV -
Produced by Motley Brews, the 6th Annual Downtown Brew Festival is Las Vegas' iconic fall craft beer, music and culinary festival under the stars. Info:

October 21, Pints for Pits, Las Vegas, NV -
Atomic Liquors. Info:

October 21, Zombie Walk, Boulder City, NV -
Boulder Dam Brewing is partnering with Zombie Squad, Las Vegas Chapter [ZSC009] and Ninkasi Brewing to bring you THE zombie event of the year! Join them and hundreds of the undead for an unforgettable night of ghoulish fun, music and mayhem! Info:

October 28, Dogtoberfest, Las Vegas, NV -
The annual beer and music festival happens at Big Dog;s Draft House. Check the site for money saving package deals. Info:

October 28, Beer Crawl, Reno, NV -
For just $5, you get a wrist band, map & glass to use for $1 refills of 6 ounce samples (that's half a beer folks!) at multiple downtown Reno locations Info:

October 31, Pumplin Wee Heavy Release, NV -
Lovelady Brewing. Info:

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New Mexico -

October 13-14, Socorrofest, Socorro, NM -
Socorrofest began in 2003 to honor and celebrate the FREE state of Socorro. This event is a way to enjoy the historic Plaza and involve the community, as well as visitors, enticing participants with live music, arts, and craft vendors, food booths, children's events, and a large beer and wine tent. Info:

October 14, New Mexico Brewfest 8, Albuquerque, NM -
Expo New Mexico. Enjoy live music, local food, craft beer and good times. Info:

October 18-19, Prost!, Mesilla, NM -
Four German-styled beers will be served with a three course meal at Spotted Dog. Limited availability! Info:

October 20-22, Oktoberfest, T or C, NM -
T or C Brewing Co. is having a 3-day grand opening party with tons of stuff to do! Music, food, fun, and of course plenty of beer. Info:

October 21, Dogtoberfest, Albuquerque, NM -
La Cumbre hosts an art show and pet adoption event. Info:

October 21, Hops & Harvest, Albuquerque, NM -
This year marks the 10th annual Hops & Harvest Fundraiser! This fundraiser is an enjoyable and easy opportunity to show your support for your local Growers' Market. Info:

October 26, Halloween Carnival and Bonfire, Las Cruces, NM -
Picacho Peak is throwing a carnival and bonfire. The bonfire will be behind the brewery in the gated area. This will be a 21 and older event. Prizes and merchandise to win! Please limit masks and excessive make-up. If you can't be matched with your ID you will be denied entry. There will also be a costume contest!!! Info:

October 27, Halloween Pub Crawl, Albuquerque, NM -
Don your best costume creation for a Halloween-themed "hop-on, hop-off" brew cruise featuring some of the best beers in Burque! Info:

October 28, Halloween Party, Silver City, NM -
Costume dance party at Little Toad Creek. Info:

October 28, Beer Premiere, Albuquerque, NM -
A debut of unreleased beers from New Mexico's finest breweries. Dress as your fave movie character. $25. Bow & Arrow. Info:

November 1, Theology On Tap, Los Alamos, NM -
Talk theology over some brews at Bathtub Row. Info:

Oklahoma -

ON Sale Now, First Draft Tasting, Tulsa, OK -
The Tulsa Press Club's annual First Draft craft beer tasting features more than 50 Oklahoma craft beers along with 25+ additional craft beers. Info:

October 18, Anniversary Ale Tapping, OKC, OK -
Bricktown Brewery 25th Anniversary Ale. Info:

October 19 – 22, Linde 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. Info:

October 20, Bricktown Anniversary, OKC, OK -
Bricktown Brewery will be featuring food, drinks, great beer, music, entertainment and more! Info:

October 21, Wine Walk & Brew Fest, Norman, OK -
Wineries, breweries, merchants and food trucks will set up in a festival-type atmosphere scattered throughout the Brookhaven Village allowing for a leisurely walk (not a 5K!) and ample shopping. Info:

October 21, VHBC 1 Year Anny & Co-Op Launch Party, OKC, OK -
Vanessa House Beer Company celebrates their first year and moves production to OKC. Info:

October 24, Beer University, OKC, OK -
McNellie's. $25pp. Info:

November 11, Beer Dinner, OKC, OK -
Elk Valley brews. McNellie's. $45pp. Info:

November 11, McNellie's Pub Run, Tulsa, OK -
Details TBA. Info:

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Texas -

October 14, Beerfeast, Fort Worth, TX -
Fort Worth Flying Saucer's 12th annual -VIP only- BeerFeast will take place at the Flying Saucer, including the inside of the restaurant and the entire outdoor patio! Once again it will be limited to just 600 lucky beer lovers, all of whom will enjoy the festival as VIPs. Info:

October 14, Operation Steingrabber, Austin, TX -
Zilker Brewing releases their fetbier. Info:

October 21, San Antonio Beer Festival, San Antonio, TX -
The 12th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival is the largest Beer Festival in San Antonio, pouring 450+ premium and craft beers from 150+ breweries from around the world. Info:

October 21, Moonlight in the Garden of Good & Evil, San Antonio, TX -
Garden fairies, trolls, superheroes, and villains roam the night. Gather and delight in the evening spectacle of Moonlight in the Garden of Good and Evil hosted by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and Blue Star Brewing Co. Info:

October 21, Bark & Brew, Addison, TX -
Come out and support Cody's Friends Rescue. Ask for the Bark and Brew package and Bitter Sisters will give back! Info:

October 22, Beer & Cheese, Houston, TX -
Saint Arnold has been collaborating on a special cheese and will have it on hand along with others during this pairing. $30p. RSVP. Info:

October 26-28, Haunted Brewery & Tasting Room, San Antonio, TX -
The Ranger Creek Haunted Brewery is a really fun optional haunted house that includes drink stops along the way. It will start at 7:30 pm and run until 9:30 pm. It takes 10-15 minutes, costs $15, and includes 3 drinks. It is a 21+ event since it includes alcoholic drinks. Presale tickets get you to the front of line ahead of General Admission. Info:

October 27, Mor IPA Release, Keller, TX -
Check out Shannon's BIG IPA and keep the glass. Info:

October 27-28, Island Oktoberfest, Galveston, TX -
The 36th Annual Edition of Galveston Island's Oktoberfest. Friday 5:00 – 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am -11:00 pm. Info:

October 27-November 5, NTX BEER WEEK, North Texas, TX -
Brewer's Ball is November 3rd. Info:

October 27-November 5, Austin BEER WEEK, Austin, TX -

October 28, NXNW Oktoberfest, Austin, TX -
Austin's longest running Oktoberfest is back for year 16!! An event for the whole family! Info:

October 28, 5k Social Run, Fort Worth, TX -
Social Run Includes:3ish mile organized run/walk (untimed) with water on course and at finish, three (3) free brew samples (must be 21+),pint glass, and hot breakfast! Info:

October 28, Meet The Maker: Ben Sabel, Austin, TX -
Meet Circle Brewing Company co-founder Ben Sable, a rising star in the world of craft beer, as he guides you though the Austin brewery's portfolio of amazing beers. Total Wine & More. Info:

October 28, Beerfeast 2017, Sugar Land, TX -
BeerFeast is an outdoor beer-sampling event and festival that will feature over 100 quality craft beers from around the globe, food vendors and music! General admission pre-sale tickets are $35 and will increase to $45 at the door on the day of the event. Twelve (2oz) beer samples and taster glass are included in the ticket price. Info:

October 28, Halloween Masqueraade, Justin, TX -
Rabbit Hole's 4th Annual Haunted Halloween Brewery tour! This years theme is CLASSIC HORROR; Think Poe, think Lovecraft, think Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, think Ed Wood, heck think Abbot and Costello, it's ALL Classic! Info:

October 28, Halloween Party, Richardson, TX -
Four Bullets Brewery is having a daytime/evening party. Costume winners announced at 4pm, so get there early! Info:

October 28, Fermentation Fest Funf, Austin, TX -
The ABGB hosts an all day party that is chock full of cool stuff. Info:

October 28, Revolver Anniversary, Granbury, TX -
Revolver turns five and wil be pouring 25 different beers – including special firkins, verticals, and never-seen-before beers. Info:

November 3-12, Wurstfest, New Braunfels, TX -
Enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Info:

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