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YBN Hop Tips, Mid-September 2018
Wikipedia tells me that in 2013 there were 7.7 MILLION liters of beer consumed at Oktoberfest in Munich. With the number of Oktoberfest celebrations below, I am confident we can surpass that (or at least feel like we did).

P rost! Tori


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September 15-16, Sixth Annual Ok2berfest, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
It's the most wonderful time of the year! You're invited to the 6th Annual Two Roads Ok2berfest! Join us at the brewery to pay homage to the world's largest Volkfest (beer festival). Authentic German music, German-style beers, food, games and more! Get your tickets now! Limited tickets available. https://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/4839

September 22, Cape Cod Beer's Oktoberfest!, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA
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We'll have German style beers, knockwurst, brats, warm pretzels and more. Live Music by Funktapuss. Grab your drindls & lederhosen for the best costume contest + traditional Oktoberfest games & prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/1890611064398088/

September 29, Oktoberfest "Party In The Street", Gardner Ale House, Gardner, MA -
Beer Garden, Beer Maidens, Food, Moon Hill Brewing Co. Beer, Live Music, Lawn Games for Adults, Face Painting & Sidewalk Art for Kids, Gardner Makes! Steamroller Printmaking by Chair City Community Workshop, Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg & Debut of the 13th Oktoberfest Lager, 10th Annual Gardner Chair Luge. https://www.facebook.com/events/653211738368917/

October 6, Brew Ha Ha Festival, King Pine Ski Area, Madison, NH -
Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for a Brew Ha Ha, presented by Amoskeag Beverages LLC, a celebration of craft beer, delicious food, live music and fun for the whole family! https://www.purityspring.com/brew-ha-ha-festival

October 6, Invitational Oktoberfest, Smuggler's Den Campground, Southwest Harbor, ME -
Acadia's 23rd Oktoberfest will kick off a week of tours, concerts, tastings, talks and demonstrations, with Southwest Harbor featuring the history and riches of Acadia's Quietside, ending on Sunday October 14th at the finish line for the 17th running of the MDI Marathon. https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/acadias-oktoberfest October 13, Oktoberfest Brewfest, Adirondack Pub, Lake George, NY -
Join us for the 13h Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 1-5 PM at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery! Enjoy a day full of all things Oktoberfest with the beautiful Lake George Fall foliage as your backdrop. A portion of the proceeds from Oktoberfest will benefit the local Lions Club chapter. http://www.lakegeorgeoktoberfest.com/adirondack-octoberfest/

October 13, Jack's Abby United Way 5K, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham, MA -
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers has partnered with the United Way of Tri-County for the 3rd Annual 5K to support the local community. 1 Beer Included in Registration Fee for Participants 21+. https://www.uwotc.org/5k


Massachusetts

September 14-15, Lager Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA - CANCELLED
Note sure what happened, but it's getting harder to throw these fests.

September 15, Oktoberfest, Idle Hands Craft Ales, Malden, MA -
Our annual Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday September 15th. Doors open at 10am. The day will feature lots of lager, food, music and more. More information to be announced soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/502686770159221/

September 22, 3rd Annual Martha's Vineyard Craft Beer Festival, Waban Park, Oak Bluffs, MA -
Join us for the 3rd Annual Martha's Vineyard Craft Beer Festival in Oak Bluffs, MA on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. The festival will feature a variety breweries ranging from Island produced to the west coast and abroad. https://www.facebook.com/events/390239788160451/

******September 22, Cape Cod Beer's Oktoberfest!, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
We'll have German style beers, knockwurst, brats, warm pretzels and more. Live Music by Funktapuss. Grab your drindls & lederhosen for the best costume contest + traditional Oktoberfest games & prizes! https://www.facebook.com/events/1890611064398088/

September 22, Oktoberfest!, Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA -
We've got stein on our minds as we prepare for the fourth NSB Oktoberfest! We'll be giving the parking lot a traditional German-style transformation including a beer garden, brass bands, food vendors, communal drinking tables and lawn games. https://www.facebook.com/events/672966339749903/

September 22, DBco Oktoberfest, Dorchester Brewing Company, Dorchester, MA -
Join us to celebrate the official Oktoberfest Kick-Off with lots of our fresh Oktoberfest beer served in traditional German liter steins. This festive celebration with expanded capacity (plenty of room for all!) will make you feel like you're in Munich including a live German band, traditional food and all things Oktoberfest! https://www.facebook.com/events/283749179065915/

September 28 & 29, 2018 Harpoon Octoberfest, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA -
Come hoist a pint with us at our Boston Brewery at our biggest festival of the year! You'll join thousands of beer loving fans during our 2-day festival that takes place outside underneath tents alongside the brewery! https://www.facebook.com/events/1770776963021202/

*******September 29, Oktoberfest "Party In The Street", Gardner Ale House, Gardner, MA -
Beer Garden, Beer Maidens, Food, Moon Hill Brewing Co. Beer, Live Music, Lawn Games for Adults, Face Painting & Sidewalk Art for Kids, Gardner Makes! Steamroller Printmaking by Chair City Community Workshop, Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg & Debut of the 13th Oktoberfest Lager, 10th Annual Gardner Chair Luge. https://www.facebook.com/events/653211738368917/

September 29, Concord Rotary Oktoberfest, Verrill Farm, Concord, MA -
Rotary's third annual Oktoberfest offers many beer varieties from multiple vendors under a big tent in the tradition of a Bavarian celebration. Fundraiser for beds for children who have none. https://www.concordrotaryoktoberfest.com/

September 29, Aleppo Brewfest 2018, Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, MA -
Kick-off to Octoberfest. Too Hot - Too rainy - who cares! We're all indoors at the Shriners Auditorium. Brewers from Microbreweries to Brand Brewers. Unlimited Samples. Brewfest food includes Bratwurst, Pretzels, and more. http://www.alepposhriners.com/

October 6, Mass Fermentational, Worcester Common, Worcester, MA -
Raise a pint and funds for the Mass Brewers Guild during the Mass Fermentational, the organization's second largest beer festival and fundraiser of the year, set to return to the Worcester Common on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/618497778532055/

October 12, 3rd Local Craft Spirits Festival, Landsdowne Quad at University Park, Cambridge, MA -
Join us for Sustainable Business Network's 3rd Local Craft Spirits Festival on Friday, October 12th, 2018, 6:30 (6:00pm VIP) - 9:30 PM in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. Back by popular demand, Local Craft Spirits Festival will gather hundreds of local spirits fans to celebrate together with dozens of local vendors and hundreds of products! Participate in cocktail demos, enjoy local food, and help choose Boston's best local craft Mixologist at our Local Craft Cocktail Throwdown. Participants will receive plenty of tasting tickets to try cocktails and products. https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/local-craft-spirits-festival-tickets-48467318053?aff=eac2

*******October 13, Jack's Abby United Way 5K, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham, MA -
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers has partnered with the United Way of Tri-County for the 3rd Annual 5K to support the local community. 1 Beer Included in Registration Fee for Participants 21+. https://www.uwotc.org/5k

October 14, Beer & Hymns, Barrett's Alehouse, North Attleborough -
Order the food, brews and hymns of your choice! Keyboardist John Read and the fun folks from St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church of Pawtucket will lead you in song. http://www.barrettsalehouse.com/northattleboro/


New Hampshire

September 15, Passport Craft Beer & Food Pairing Tour, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH -
You're invited to celebrate 10 years of great beer and fine food with the 2018 PASSPORT Craft Beer and Food Tour! Come and enjoy a beautiful evening on the historic grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, while sampling local craft beers paired with foods created by the best chefs in the area! http://www.nhpbs.org/passport/

September 22, Hymns & Hops, Stark Brewing Company, Manchester, NH -
Order the food, brews and hymns you want in the spacious rear bar of Stark Brewing Company in Manchester. Drive around back and walk right into the celebration. Keyboardist John Read and the fun folks from Gethsemane Lutheran Church will lead you in song! https://www.starkbrewingcompany.com/

September 22, Smuttoberfest, Smuttynose Brewing, Hampton, NH -
For one day only, we will transform our field into a traditional German Biergarten.Admission to this event is FREE, and you can enjoy live music, games, and classic German foods. All while you sip from their 22 ounce commemorative steins with our delicious Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ale pouring.We will have VIP tickets available for those of you who want a little something extra to celebrate. check out our facebook event for all the details. https://www.facebook.com/events/202769503677485/

September 23, Rett's Roost Superhero 5K & Kids Fun Run, Throwback Brewery, Manchester, NH -
Join us at Throwback Brewery for the 3rd annual Superhero 5K & Kids' Fun Run for Rett's Roost, a sanctuary in Ogunquit, ME for families that have a child with cancer or have lost their child. This is a SUPER fun event for families and casual runners alike. Beer and delicious Throwback food at the finish of course! We also have music, kids' games, superheroes in costume, and an awesome Fun Run for kids under 9. Registration and additional race information can be found at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NH/NorthHampton/rettsroostsuperhero5k

September 29, Flap Jack Fall Fest, Henniker Brewing Company, Henniker, NH -
Join us Saturday, September 29th from 12-5pm here at the brewery in Henniker, NH for our Flap Jack Fall Fest! We will be celebrating the release of Flap Jack, a Maple Double Brown Ale brewed with locally sourced maple syrup from E.C. Thomas & Sons Maple Sugaring. Flap Jack will be available for tasters, pints, and 4-pack 16oz cans while supplies last! https://www.hennikerbrewing.com/

September 29, Fifth Anniversary & Oktoberfest, Schilling Beer Co., Littleton, NH -
Join Schilling Beer Co. and 17 outstanding guest breweries as we celebrate Oktoberfest and our brewery's fifth birthday! This is also a great opportunity to join us in giving back as we help to update Littleton's Remich Park Playground. https://www.facebook.com/events/2058315554483152/

September 29, Oktoberfest, Simple Roots Brewing, Burlington, VT -
Festivities include Simple Roots logo steins, a keg of Weihenstephan Festbier, Bessery's Brats made with Kara's Kolsch, Bavarian pretzels, photo cutout fun and games. https://www.facebook.com/events/301258040458600/

******October 6, Brew Ha Ha Festival, King Pine Ski Area, Madison, NH -
Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for a Brew Ha Ha, presented by Amoskeag Beverages LLC, a celebration of craft beer, delicious food, live music and fun for the whole family! https://www.purityspring.com/brew-ha-ha-festival


Rhode Island

September 15, PawSox Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pawtucket, RI -
Join us at McCoy at the annual food truck and craft beer festival on the field! There will be food trucks and craft breweries lined up along the warning track for fans to enjoy, with live music and old school hip-hop music videos on the center field video board. Join the PawSox as we cheers to the summer on the field for food trucks and craft beer festivities! https://www.facebook.com/events/915933888586671/

September 29 & 30, Oktoberfest 2018, German American Cultural Society of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI -
Oktoberfest 2018. Two days of German celebration with authentic German food, drink, song and dance. The Bavarian Brothers will provide entertainment along with our German Dancers and in-house music team. Fun for the whole family. https://www.facebook.com/events/253454468768052/


Connecticut

September 15, Small State Great Beer, Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT -
Connecticut's #1 drinking festival is back for year three. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring unlimited tastings from the largest line-up of CT breweries alongside live music and local food trucks. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience in Downtown Hartford. Limited pre-sale tickets available! http://www.smallstategreatbeer.com/#tickets

*******September 15-16, Sixth Annual Ok2berfest, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
It's the most wonderful time of the year! You're invited to the 6th Annual Two Roads Ok2berfest! Join us at the brewery to pay homage to the world's largest Volkfest (beer festival). Authentic German music, German-style beers, food, games and more! Get your tickets now! Limited tickets available. https://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/4839

September 16, Beer & Oysters on the Sound 2018, Lighthouse Point Park Carousel, New Haven, CT -
The New Haven Land Trust's Beer & Oysters Festival benefit will return for its 4th edition on September 16, from 4-7 pm in the historic carousel at Lighthouse Point Park overlooking Long Island Sound. Beer & Oysters on the Sound is a fun tasting event that brings together the bounty of the land and sea to celebrate the success of another year of community building through gardening, urban farming, and environmental education for all. http://www.newhavenlandtrust.org/FallFundraiser18

September 20, Thirsty Third Thursday at Charter Oak Brewing Charter Oak Brewing , Danbury, CT -
$3/pint on 10 rotating draft lines, plus cask. Meet the brewer and take a tour!. 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, . 203-616-5268, http://charteroakbrewing.com

September 21, September 2018 Brewfest at the Beach, Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT -
Brewfest at the Beach happens from 6-9 p.m. Friday, September 21st. Taste over 150 brews representing virtually every style of beer made throughout the world, brew friendly food, pizza, chili, live music by The Rhythm Method band, the ambiance of Ocean Beach Park, and wine tasting, all included in the price of admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/265712577545727/

September 22, RBC's Octoberfest, Redding Beer Co., Redding, CT -
Save this date! https://www.reddingbeer.com/events/

September 22, Oktoberfest, Outer Light Brewing Company, Groton, CT -
Join us September 22nd to celebrate Oktoberfest at Outer Light with beer, brats, stein hoisting, live music, and more! FREE ADMISSION and family friendly. https://www.facebook.com/events/460383047700457/

September 22, Oktoberfest, Connecticut Valley Brewing Company, South Windsor, CT -
Prost! You're invited to our first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 22. Prepare for a full-day celebration filled with new beer, stein hoisting, food trucks, live music and more.. 12:00 PM-9:00 PM, Free. 860-644-2707, http://www.ctvalleybrewing.com/tc-events/oktoberfest/

September 28, Final Friday, New England Brewing Company, Woodbridge, CT -
Come on out for a fun night at New England Brewing to kick off the end of the month. Final Friday will include music from the RumRunners band and food from Chief Brodys food truck. . 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, . 203-387-2222, www.newenglandbrewing.com

September 29, Oktoberfest, DuVig Brewing Company, Branford, CT -
Come enjoy foot from The Caseus Cheese Truck from 12-3. Stay tuned for more details. https://www.facebook.com/events/233950537214590/

September 29, 2nd Annual Kinsmen Oktoberfest, Kinsmen Brewing, Milldale, CT -
Just like our beers, our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest is an opportunity for us to blend old world traditions with new world ideas and create an experience like none other, for all of you. https://www.facebook.com/events/215428332481444/

October 6, NEBCO First Annual Oktoberfest, New England Brewing Company, Woodbridge, CT -
Join us for New England Brewing Companys First Annual Oktoberfest! There will be great music, great food and of course, great beer all day long! https://newenglandbrewing.com/?page=event&id=166#

October 15, Thirsty Third Thursday at Charter Oak Brewing Charter Oak Brewing , Danbury, CT -
Flight Night! All flights discounted. . 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, . 203-616-5268, http://charteroakbrewing.com


Vermont

September 15, Steeple Market Brewfest 2018!, Steeple Market, Fairfax, VT -
The Excitement is Brewing! Join us for our 3rd Annual Steeple Market Brewfest at J&L Field right here in Fairfax, VT. One Session 2pm-6pm. Craft Beer & Cider. Live Music. Food Trucks. Cornhole Tournament. All Proceeds to benefit the Fairfax Fire Department. https://www.facebook.com/events/257393064824804/

September 22 & 23, SIPtemberfest, Mad River Glen, Waitsfield, VT -
The Best Little Beer Fest in Vermont is ELEVEN! SIPtemberfest offers an unparalleled craft beer - and now craft coffee experience in the unique setting of Mad River Glen. September 22 & 23, 2018. https://siptemberfest.com/

September 29, Flynn on Fire Festival, Switchback Brewing Co., Burlington, VT -
Flynn on Fire Fest sets the South End ablaze with a celebration of all that is smoked, fired and flamed. A curated selection of art, music, food and beer from Switchback and other nationally acclaimed breweries to celebrate the launch of our new Flynn on Fire Smoked Beer Series. Plus a special limited Flynn on Fire barrel-release from Switchback. Tickets on sale here: https://sevendaystickets.com/events/FlynnonFireFest


Maine

September 22, Sebago Brewing Oktoberfest 2018, Sebago Brewing Company, Gorham, ME -
The tradition continues! You're invited to join us for Oktoberfest at the brewery. What to expect: Traditional Oktoberfest Marzen Lager release, stein-holding contests, best stein contest, live music from Daigle's Beer Hall Boys & FOG AVE, lawn games, a traditional German feast, and a photo booth. https://www.facebook.com/events/325423518198078/

September 29, Maine Lakes Brewfest, Point Sebago, Casco, ME -
If the words beer and "sampling" are music to your ears, you'll love the 15th Annual Maine Lakes Brew Fest, Saturday, September 29th at Point Sebago in Casco.  From 11am – 4pm  This 21-plus event features live music, over 35 brewers and 15 vendors to satisfy your appetite.  Your ticket includes a Souvenir Sampling Glass. http://www.mainelakesbrewfest.com

******October 6, Invitational Oktoberfest, Smuggler's Den Campground, Southwest Harbor, ME
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Acadia's 23rd Oktoberfest will kick off a week of tours, concerts, tastings, talks and demonstrations, with Southwest Harbor featuring the history and riches of Acadia's Quietside, ending on Sunday October 14th at the finish line for the 17th running of the MDI Marathon. https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/acadias-oktoberfest

New York

September 15, Fall Fermentation Festival, Common Roots Brewing Company, South Glens Falls, NY -
This beer festival is centered around all things spontaneous and fermented, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and foods. It surrounds the fall release of Rooted: Our respectful interpretation of a spontaneously fermented Wild Ale, inoculated in our coolship and aged in oak barrels. https://commonrootsbrewing.com/fermentationfest/

September 22, Sixpoint September Release – Beer for Beasts, Sixpoint Brewery, Brooklyn, NY -
For the one-year anniversary of our monthly can releases, Beer for Beasts is back in a totally new format! This can release we're bringing the vibe into our courtyard and releasing three beast-themed LIMITED brews! Beer for Beasts was the original Sixpoint festival with dozens of one-of-a-kind exclusive brews made just for the fest, and all proceeds donated to the Humane Society of New York https://sixpoint.com/events/

September 29, Roscoe Beer Co Oktoberfest, Roscoe Beer Company, Roscoe, NY -
Join us for our Fourth annual Oktoberfest here at our brewery on Saturday September 29th! The event will run from 11-7pm with a whole day of family fun! The days activities will include games for kids & families, live wood carving, Oktoberfest themed costume contest, hay maze, pumpkin painting, local vendors, live music featuring Hillbilly Parade and more! https://www.facebook.com/events/382559725611774/

******October 13, Oktoberfest Brewfest, Adirondack Pub, Lake George, NY -
Join us for the 13h Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 1-5 PM at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery! Enjoy a day full of all things Oktoberfest with the beautiful Lake George Fall foliage as your backdrop. A portion of the proceeds from Oktoberfest will benefit the local Lions Club chapter. http://www.lakegeorgeoktoberfest.com/adirondack-octoberfest/

Happy drinking!