Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fill Up On Beer, Bands and Brats at 4thtober Fest

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 3:30 PM

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It might be 90 degrees outside, but it is fall and with fall comes a series of delicious and refreshing Oktoberfest-ivals. This weekend, the fest to not miss is 4thtoberfest.

This Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 7 p.m., enjoy bands, brats and so many local beers on 4th Avenue. 

Now, you can get into the bars and see the bands without purchasing a $15 ticket, but it does sound like a good deal (and a portion of sales will be donated to KXCI): A ticket gets you eight tasting tickets redeemable for 1 nickel pour each, a 5 ounce logo glass and a discount on your brat plates (plan to spend $5 on those) plus exclusive access to some specialty beers—but we'll get to those in a second. 

First, lets get you in! Five lucky people are getting a pair of tickets from us. Fill out our entry form here and we'll get in touch with winners today (Thursday, Oct. 20) and tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 21).

Now that we've got all the logistics out of the way, let's go over what you'll be putting in your mouth:

The Beer

Thunder Canyon @ Skybar
- Oatmeal Stout aged with roasted green chilis in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel.
Brewed exclusively for 4thtoberfest

Catalina Brewing Company @ Public Brewhouse
- “Twin Pole” Mesquite Porter - A robust porter with a rich balance of chocolate and roasted malts, the finishing flavor is where the mesquite shines. The “Twin Poles” are a reference to the large twin power poles that landmark the route to the brewery.
Brewed exclusively for 4thtoberfest

Huss @ Flycatcher
- Rice Pudding Porter - 1st tapping: 4thtoberfest will be your first chance to sip the return of this seasonal favorite
- Koffee Kolsch
- Scottsdale Blonde - 2016 US Open Beer Championship medal winner

Dragoon @ Mr. Heads
- Bruck Bock - Brand new!! A classic German-style Doppelbock— It's a big ol' malty lager, loaded up with notes of chocolate, bread crust, and a touch of toffee. Perfect with a brat and spicy mustard at 4thtoberfest.
- Sabino - Brewed from a blend of North American and European Malts including Caravienne, Caramunich, Victory, and locally grown Sonora White wheat—all carefully balanced by a dash of Mosaic and Sterling hops. Dragoon’s take on a Belgian Pale Ale.
- A third mystery beer. So mysterious. 

Borderlands @ Che’s
Noche Dulche German Chocolate - A complex, malty dark beer with a lightly burnt character.

Sentinel Peak @ Cafe Passe
Peach Farmhouse Ale - 1st tapping ever 
1811 Desert Blonde
Gullywasher Brown Ale - American Brown Ale

Pueblo Vida @ Ermanos
- Porter infused with coconut - Brewed exclusively for 4thtoberfest
- Bavarian Hefeweizen
- Prickly Pear Pale Ale

Public Brewhouse @ Public Brewhouse… duh

Grand Canyon @ Surly Wench
Pumpkin Springs - fall seasonal brew
American Pilsner

1912 @ The Coronet
Naughty Naranja Blood Orange sour

The Brats

The Coronet
Argentine Streetdog- Spicy Italian sausage on split baguette, served with pickled purple onions, chimichurri, chopped tomatoes and cucumbers.

Serving a Pueblo Vida Bavarian hefeweizen infused brat with Ermanos house fermented sauerkraut and sweet n spicy dijon mustard.

Che’s Lounge
Authentic brats from German Food Station, who have their sausages made locally by a German Master Butcher, with homemade sauerkraut and spicy mustard straight from Germany.

Surly Wench
A classic brat

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