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Hello Hop Heads!
The Oktoberfest onslaught has officially begun. I'm not going to waste your time with a lengthy intro - just remember to hydrate during this season!

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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:

September 15, Mother Road Music Festival, Flagstaff, AZ -
It's a music fest fundraiser at Mother Road. Info:

September 16, OktoBEERfest, Flagstaff, AZ -
Lumberyard hosts a great day filled with great local beer, German food, Contests, Dancing, Games and Music! Info:

September 16, Get Into Gear With Beer, Tucson, AZ -
Borderlands Brewing is having a fundraiser. Enjoy cold beer, food trucks, live music, bike give-aways and more! Help support the adpative recreation program--call 520-324-3611 or email for more information. See you then! Info:

September 20, Ladies Craft Beer Tasting, Scottsdale, AZ -
An event hosted by women for women who want to learn more about craft beer! RSVP Required. Limited avialbility. Craft 64. $25 Info:

September 20, Space Drafts, Tucson, AZ -
Enjoy beer and learn about astronomy at Borderlands. Info:

September 20, Beer Dinner, Scottsdale, AZ -
Huss and Tommy Bahama! With a reputation for amazing food and great ambiance Chef's eclectic menu pairs with your favorite fresh local brews from Huss Brewing! Call today for reservations (480) 505-3668 Info:

September 21. Local Takeover, Tempe, AZ -
Flanny's will feature all locals on tap. Info:

September 22, THAT Anniversary, Cottonwood, AZ -
THAT Brewery celebrates three years. Info:

September 22, Whole Hog & Brews, Tucson, AZ -
Sentinel Peak Tap Take over and spirit parings. Red's Smokehouse & Tap Room will be roasting a whole hog for this charity event. Info:

September 22-23, Oktoberfest, Peoria, AZ -
Old World Oktoberfest is back! Info:

September 23, TWO EVENTS, Tombstone, AZ -
Tombstone Brewing will demonstrate their new canning line and then have a Wet Hop Party. I and Can Release. Info:

September 23, Collab Release, Phoenix, AZ -
Helton + Dark Sky + Shop Beer Co Collab Info:

September 27, Treasure Chest, Scottsdale, AZ -
Green Flash brings beer and swag to Brat Haus. Info:

September 29-30, Oktoberfest, Fountain Hills, AZ -
An authentic German festival in Fountain Hills. Info:

September 30, SanTan Oktoberfest, Chandler, AZ -
SanTan is celebrating 10 years with a big, German-style party! Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest, Peoria, AZ -
Live Music, Release of Oktoberfest Lager. Peoria Artisan. Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest, Goodyear, AZ -
Saddle Mountain celebrates German-style. Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest, Surprise, AZ -
State 48 Brewery hosts their first Oktoberfest. There will be contests, and if you wear your lederhosen or dirndl you get your first beer for $1 Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest Beer Dinner, Phoenix, AZ -
The time has come to celebrate one of the most popular seasons of the beer calendar, OKTOBERFEST! With this grand tradition upon us, SunUp Brewing invites you to a very special beer dinner to welcome the celebration, beers, and food that are a part of the tradition. $45pp/$80Couple Info:

September 30, Great Tucson Beer Festival, Tucson, AZ -
200+ Beers, Music, Food, Fun. Kino Sports Complex. 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:

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Arkansas -

September 20, Back to the Woods Dinner, Little Rock, AR -
Join the Arkansas Wildlife Federation on September 20 at Flyway Brewing in North Little Rock as they celebrate and support public land hunting opportunities in The Natural State and across the country. Info:

September 23, Little Rocktoberfest, Little Rock, AR -
The Central Arkansas Fermenters, homebrew club, presents Little Rocktoberfest. An epic beer event! This year, we'll be sampling hundreds of commercial beers from across the world and enjoy a bratwurst dinner included in the ticket price. Save $ by buying in advance! Info:

September 24, Float to Saddlebock Anniversary, Springdale, AR -
Meet either at Saddlebock before 8 am or directly at Twin bridges at 8. Float is free. Use your own kayak or canoe. Float survival package is $29.99. Includes Tshirt and 2 river growlers packed full of beer! That's a $45 value! Info:

September 24, Saddlebock Anniversary, Springdale, AR -
They celebrate 5 years. Info:

September 28, Oktoberfest, Hot Springs, AR -
Looks like Superior Bath House has a grand party planned. Check it out! Info:

September 30, Bike Yoga Beer Triathlon, Bentonville, AR -
The triathlon to end all triathlons! BIKE YOGA BEER! Arlen will be your guide as you bike for an hour through lovely Bentonville, then will lead a vigorous hour of yoga at Bike Rack Brewing Co. You will then be free to imbibe in Bike Rack's selection of beers (two beers are included), made on the premises! $25 or $18 for Yoga and Beer only. Info:

October 1, Oktoberfest, Fayetteville, AR -
The Arkansas Brewer's Guild presents Oktoberfest on the Fayetteville Square. Join Arkansas Brewer's Guild member breweries from across Arkansas as we celebrate Fall, craft beer, music, local artisans, businesses, and community. Info:

October 7, Pints & Pumpkins, Little Rock, AR -
Noon-3p. Pumpkin carving at Stone's Throw. Bring your own, or buy one on site. Some carving tools available but you are encouraged to bring your own! Prizes will be awarded for scariest, most creative, and funniest pumpkins. Info:

October 7, Oktobeerfest, Rogers, AR -
A traditional German Oktoberfest-themed craft beer, food and game festival sponsored by Brick Street Brews. The festival will take place at the Downtown Rogers Farmers Market on Saturday from 3:00pm-7:00pm following the Oktoberfest Strongman Competition! Info:

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California -

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

September 15-17, California Beer Festival, Ventura, CA -
The legendary festival returns! Music, food and fun split into three days! September 15-17. Info:

September 15-17, Wet Hop Weekend, San Diego, CA -
O'Brien's Pub will be pouring beers made with San Diego grown hops across lots of different styles from all over Southern California. They expect to have over 25 beers flowing over the course of the weekend and they may kick things off a day early with a special cask. Info:

September 16-17, AleSmith Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
AleSmith is transforming their place into a Bavarian bier hall. what more do you need to know? Info:

September 16, Mexican Craft Beer Independence Day, San Diego, CA -
Blind Lady Ale House celebrates Mexican Independence day with flights of Wendlandt beers, food specials and the release of the Automatic / Wendlandt collab brew. Info:

September 16, Taste of South Park, San Diego, CA -
It doesn't get much cuter, cooler or colorful than a day in South Park. Hallmarked by an eclectic band of restaurants, bars and pubs, coffee houses and family dining spots, its often difficult to chart a course for an afternoon adventure in South Park- but now you can satisfy all your foodie cravings in one day! Info:

September 16, OC Fest of Ales, Anaheim, CA -
Games, giveaways, unlimited tastings and pours, music and more. September 16. Info:

September 21, 10% Off Growler Fills, Upland, CA -

September 21, Treasure Chest at Neighborhood, San Diego, CA -
Come drink some Green Flash beer and raise money for breast cancer awareness. This year our Treasure Chest beer is an IPA with passion fruit added and each pint your drink money will go to charity. Other Green Flash beers will be pouring as well. Info:

September 22, San Diego Festival of Beer, San Diego, CA -
This year's Festival will return to the Broadway Pier. The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews. September 22. Info:

September 22, Stone Store Anniversary, Pasadena, CA -
Stone Company Store – Pasadena is turning five this year, and what better way to celebrate than pouring unique variations, vintage releases, barrel-aged brews and other amazing Stone-crafted beers for this draftacular weekend? Info:

September 23, Oktoberfest, San Diego, CA -
Karl Strauss' celebrates their Fall Seasonal batch of Oktoberfest and honors the traditional German celebration with a San Diego twist. Held each year in late September, the steins are overflowing, the pretzels piping hot, and lederhosen is highly encouraged. Prost! Info:

September 23, Zwanze Day SOLD OUT, Seal Beach, CA -
celebration is SOLD OUT. Info:

September 23, San Gabriel Valley Sour Beer Festival, Monrovia, CA -
38 Degrees Alehouse will be serving up tart and sour beers. There are NO tickets required, this is pay as you go with samplers, flights and full pours. Info:

September 24, Home Brew Mart Anniversary, San Diego, CA -
The place that started the craft beer craze in SWan Diego celebrates 25 years. Info:

September 30, Blairtoberfest, San Diego, CA -
Details TBA. Info:

October 7, Oktoberfest, Anaheim, CA -
Details TBA. Info:

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Nevada -

On Sale Now, 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. October 21. Info:

September 16, Fruitsplosion Fest, Henderson, NV -
Crafthaus will celebrate their 3rd year with plenty of fruity beers. Info:

September 16, Oktoberfestbier Tapping, Henderson, NV -
It's a party at Bad Beat as they release this seasonal on draft and in 6-packs. Steins are available and there's plenty of deals in store for you! Info:

September 16, Gordon Biersch Anniversary, Las Vegas, NV -
There will be live music, games, great beer and great food. HAPPY HOUR prices ALL DAY. DJ Mark Aston will be in the afternoon and the the return of Bonofide in the evening! Info:

September 21, Treasure Chest Night, Las Vegas, NV -
Green Flash comes to Vegas with beer and swag. Pub 365. Info:

September 21, End of Summer Bru-au, Boulder City, NV -
Hawaiian styled party with pig roast at Boulder Dam Brewing. Kona Beers on tap. Info:

September 22, Prospectin' Pete's Pale Ale Launch & High Fives Fundraiser Party, Sparks, NV -
Stetina's Sierra Prospect Road Rally is coming up on September 24th at Northstar! Revision Brewing Company & Peter Stetina's collaboration beer, Prospectin' Pete's Pale Ale will be released in September in both 22-ounce bombers and on draft. A portion of all of the proceeds will be donated to the High Fives Foundation. Info:

September 23, Beer Crawl, Reno, NV -
The monthly crawl continues. Info:

September 27, Beer Dinner, Henderson, NV -
PKWY Tavern Marks hosts a beer dinner featuring Big Dog's. Info:

September 27, Drink Like a Local, Las Vegas, NV -
Atomic Liquors will launch FiftyFifty Brewing Company's Eclipse Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout! Yes, it's in a keg. Yes, they will also be featuring Old Forester Whiskey Row flights and delicious cocktails featuring Eclipse & Old Forester. Info:

September 28, Banger Brewing Loves Locals, Las Vegas, NV -
Banger will be offering $3 house beers all day long as long as you have a local ID. They will also be tapping a very special One-off beer to be announced. Info:

September 30, 9.30.2017, Las Vegas, NV -
It's a secret to everyone. Info:

September 30, Nevadafest, Reno, NV -
The Nevada Craft Brewers Association invites you to Nevadafest, a celebration of Nevada craft beer. On Saturday September 30th from noon until 5pm, they'll be taking over Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno for an afternoon filled with craft beer, food trucks, live music, and a variety of outdoor games. Info:

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New Mexico -

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

September 16, Downtown Block Party, Albuquerque, NM -
Sidetrack Brewing hosts. Everyone is invited to join the fun at the Downtown Block Party, an outdoor festival of community, culture and art on Second Street between Lead and Coal Avenues in Downtown Albuquerque. Info:

September 20, Cuvee Rouge Release Party, Albuquerque, NM -
Marble's Cuvée Rouge is back with an excellent complimentary pairing from M'tucci's! Info:

September 23, Pints and Paint Class, Albuquerque, NM -
Relax, enjoy a pint, and paint a beautiful picture under the instruction of Relax...It's Just Art! Tickets on sale now! Red Door Brewing. Info:

September 23, Fall Harvest Beer Dinner, Albuquerque, NM -
A 5 course paired beer dinner featuring Bosque Brewing Co.! Fall Harvest menu by Chef David Gaspar de Alba. Reception begins at 6:30, seated dinner commences at 7:00. $65 per person plus tax & gratuity. Call 505-243-0200 to reserve your seat! Artichoke Cafe. Info:

September 23, Oktoberfest, Moriarty, NM -
Sierra Blanca holds their 6th annual festival. $12 per person includes Sam's Famous Bratwurst Dinner - Kids 12 and under are free and include a hot dog, chips and a coke. Kid Zone with Games, Prizes, Jumpers and a Root Beer Float Stand! Live music from Tom Williams and Full Moon will get you dancing along with beer, wine and our special Oktoberfest brew on tap for a limited time! Info:

September 23, Ullrfest, Pajarito Mountain, NM -
Pajarito lift served hiking and biking. Music by Felix and the Gatos with Bronach. NM craft beerfest. Viking costume contest and more! Info:

September 23-24, Anniversary Weekend Hootenanny, Albuquerque, NM -
Rio Bravo celebrates 2 years with all day music in the #RBBGarten. Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest, Albuquerque, NM -
Boese Bros Oktoberfest Party where they will release their 2017 Oktoberfest Lager (available in a souvenir boot!), serve up Oktoberfest inspired eats, and host a local polka band. Info:

October 6, Oktoberfest, Las Cruces, NM -
Picacho Peak Brewing releases their Oktoberfest and celebrates with games of skill and strength. Door prizes and drawings. 4-11p. 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:

ON Sale Now, 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. Scheduled for October 19 – 22. Info:

ON Sale Now, OKCtoberfest, OKC, OK -
Oklahoma city's first and only oktoberfest-style craft beer festival. Located in the heart of the historic OKC Farmers Market District, OKCtoberfest is a showcase for the best beer, food trucks and live music our vibrant city has to offer. $7Adv/$10Door. October 6-7. Info:

September 15, Anthem Brewing Ride and Food Truck, OKC, OK -
Weekly Anthem Brewing Ride and dinner at the brewery with Murphy's Cookshack! Come get some of that fine BBQ! Info:

September 16-17, Oktoberfest & Hangover Brunch, OKC, OK -
Stonecloud First Annual Oktoberfest Weekend! Info:

September 29, ZooBrew, OKC, OK -
ZOOBREW is a beer-tasting event featuring over 50 beers provide by local breweries, home brewers and distributors. During the event, patrons will sample a variety of refreshing beers and listen to some great music. For an addtional cost, guest will be able to enjoy delicious food from Lancer Hospitality throughout the event. Info:

September 29, Oktoberfest, Norman, OK -
Join #405Brewing for a classic Oktoberfest event at the taproom! Get your exclusive (405) stein glass, show your dedication with a stein hoist and keep your belly full with German fanfare from The Meating Place! Info:

September 30, McNellie's Harvest Beer Festival, Tulsa, OK -
It's back and better than ever! Harvest Beer Festival is September 30! Enjoy over 70 breweries serving up their best, in beautiful downtown Tulsa. Food will be available from McNellie's, El Guapo's Cantina and Fassler Hall. Session 1: 12PM-3PM Session 2: 5PM-8PM. Each session includes a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited tastings. Ticket prices go up as time ticks on. Info:

October 1, Beer & Beefsteak Banquet, OKC, OK -
Keeping with tradition, Fassler Hall's banquet includes all you can eat beef tenderloin, duck fat fries and plenty of Warsteiner beer. There are only 120 tickets available. Please note: This event starts at 6PM sharp. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so you can grab a beer and a seat! $75 Info:

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

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Texas -

On Sale Now, 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. October 28. Info:

September 15, Birds & Bishop Cider, Dallas, TX -
Trinity River Audubon Center invites you to learn about birds while sipping cider. Info:

September 16, Belly Dancing & Brews, Corpus Christi, TX -
$15 gets you an introductory belly dancing lesson and a beer at Lazy Beach Brewing. Info:

September 16, Bike Cruise & Beer Tour, Dallas, TX -
The 6 - Pack Trail bike cruise is an 9.5 mile bike cruise that is lively & thirst quenching. The cruise showcases the incredible trails along the Trinity River set in the urban landscape & offers folks of all levels & bikes. 21+ Info:

September 16, Local Books Local Beer 3.0, Austin, TX -
The third annual Local Books, Local Beer event at Circle Brewing Co! They are hosting six Austin-based authors in our space with their books. Consider it a micro-book fair where you get to meet all of the authors and discover some great new reads! Info:

September 16, Oktoberfest Kickoff, Fort Worth, TX -
Get ready for a stein hoisting competition featuring Weihenstephaner! Buy a beer, keep the stein. The Ginger Man. Info:

September 16, Community Oktoberfest, Dallas, TX -
Doors open @ 2pm, and with each ticket purchase you'll receive 3 beers, a super awesome, limited edition commemorative Community Beer Stein and access to live music and guided tours of the brewery. Info:

September 16, Oktoberfaust Release Party, New Braunfels, TX -
Faust Brewing releases OktoberFaust. Info:

September 16-October, Oktoberfest Schnitelfest, Plano, TX -
Bavarian Grill offers 27 different schnitzels every day and plenty of beer. The kickoff happens on the 16th and they expect the biergarten to be at capacity by 2p so get there early! Info:

September 21-23, Oktoberfest, Fort Worth, TX -
3 Day German festival. Info:

September 22, BBQ Cookoff, Goliad, TX -
Goliad Brewing hosts their 1st Annual cookoff. Check the page for details on registration. Info:

September 22-24, Oktoberfest, McKinney, TX -
10th Annual downtown festival. Info:

September 23, Midtown Pub Crawl, Houston,TX -
Saint Arnold is bringing back the crawl! Grab your punch card at one of the locations listed between 2-3p and start crawling! Info:

September 23, Oktoberfest, Blanco, TX -
Real Ale is partying in September, like they do in Deutschland, so get it on your back-to-school calendar now. Info:

September 23, Oktoberfest, Dallas, TX -
German beer, lawn games, and more! Entry is free, and beer will be sold by the pint. Oak Highlands. Info:

September 24, TexToberFest, Dallas, TX -
Eno's Pizza Tavern is hosting its first TexToberfest to celebrate the Oktoberfest season in true Texas style! Eno's will transform its back lot into a festive biergarten with local breweries, food and live music. The event will also feature a best boots competition, as well as stein-hoisting and pretzel-eating contests. Info:

September 27, Paint & Sip Trivia, Keller, TX -
Wild Acre releases "Mondlift". There will be food trucks and live music out in the beer garden, and limited edition beer tankards to take home. Info:

September 28, Deep Ellum Dinner, Addison, TX -
Coming to you from Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Macklin's Catering Co. ... The first annual Beer Dinner at Venue Forty50! Info:

September 30, Rahr Oktoberfest 5k, Fort Worth, TX -
O'zapft is! This is the cry of happy ale drinkers at the start of the Munich Oktoberfest which means, "The Keg is Tapped!" Join Fort Worth's Oktoberfest at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company on Saturday. Dirndls and lederhosen will be in full force at this traditional German celebration, so don't forget yours. Info:

September 30 Noble Rey Anniversary, Dallas, TX -
They celebrate 2 years. Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest Party, Conroe, TX -
Grab your lederhosen's, it's time for Southern Stars' annual Oktoberfest party. Celebrate in true German style with Oktoberfest beer, authentic polka music performed live by The Moravians, German style food vendors, market vendors, games and more. Info:

September 30, Texas Craft Brewers Festival, Austin, TX -
The Texas Craft Brewers Festival returns to East Austin's Fiesta Gardens September 30th, featuring 65+ Texas craft breweries & nearly 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling+ food trucks, live music & more! Info:

September 30, Oktoberfest on the Lake, Garland, TX -
10 Oktoberfest Drafts! Select Oktoberfest Fire Sales. Stein Hosting Contest @ 2pm. Bratwurst Eating Contest @3pm. Schnitzel Special. Raffling off all sorts of goodies! Polka Music that will melt your face off! Info:

October 7, Oaktoberfest, Del Valle, TX -
Live Oak will have hours of delicious beer, local foods, custtom cigars, and live music! Info:

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Jim -