Tucson Oktoberfest Lineup: 2018 Edition

September 27, 2018
By Matt Sterner

You've got more than one day to celebrate Oktoberfest in Tucson.

Iron the wrinkles out of your lederhosen because German-style beer and food await.

Although Oktoberfest is celebrated on different days during the next few weeks, the tradition of drinking and eating in copious amounts with your favorite people has remained the same over time.

Whether you’d like to visit a specific place for your favorite beer or get a taste of more than one local brewery at the Trail Dust Town Oktoberfest, you’ve got plenty of options this year.

Keep an eye on the dates because some are sooner than others. Plus, more events will be added to this list as we discover them.

1912 Brewing Company

Noon – 10 p.m. Friday, October 5
2045 N. Forbes Blvd., Ste. 105
(Credit: coughing7colors.com)
(Credit: coughing7colors.com)

1912 Brewing Company is celebrating the holiday with new beer releases, a new batch of their Kolsch, grilled brats, and pretzels with beer cheese by Rancho Preciado.

Featured Beers:

  • 1912 Metiche Marzen
  • 1912 Kompadre Kolsch
  • 1912 Drink to you in Riddles Dunkelweizen

All food will be available from 4 – 7 p.m. and live German Folk music will be heard throughout the taproom all day.

Stay up to date with the event by visiting 1912 Brewing Company’s Facebook event page.

Arizona Beer House

Noon – Midnight Saturday, September 29
150 S. Kolb Rd.
Haus of Brats (Credit: Arizona Beer House on Facebook)
Haus of Brats (Credit: Arizona Beer House on Facebook)

The festivities are intact at Arizona Beer House’s “A Very Arizona Oktoberfest.” Just about everything — except for the beer, of course — is free for the entire family to enjoy.

Event includes:

  • Arizona-brewed, but German-style craft beers
  • German-inspired cuisine by Haus of Brats
  • Additional food options by Sazon El Cebo-Yon food truck
  • Desserts by Udder Delights
  • Jumping castle with an obstacle course
  • Live music by Juju FontaineBouncing Czechs, and Hank Topless
  • Stein raise contests and prizes
  • Free face painting
  • Free balloon twisting by Green Jellybean Entertainment

For more information, visit Arizona Beer House’s Facebook event page

Casino Del Sol

Saturday, October 27
5655 W. Valencia Rd.

Casino Del Sol is throwing their annual Oktoberfest event from noon – 9 p.m.

Forbes Meat Company will be serving up the brats, and there’s also going to be jumbo German pretzels, funnel cake, curry fries, and more.

First 300 guests will receive a free Oktoberfest Mug. There is also going to be live music, contests, and plenty of beer.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com

Dillinger Brewing Company

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30
3895 N. Oracle Rd.
(Credit: Dillinger Brewing Co. on Facebook)
(Credit: Dillinger Brewing Co. on Facebook)

Dillinger Brewing Company is hosting a weekend of fun with Oktoberfest-style beer, custom steins, games, music, and food.

Stein refills are also $1 off all weekend.

2 – 10 p.m. on Friday, September 28: 

  • Food by Doxie Brats
  • Beer Geek Bakery pretzels with Serrano Seduction beer cheese

Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 29:

  • Beer Games
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Charity

Noon – 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 30:

  • Oaked Bennu Stout release
  • Beer Geek Bakery’s Caramel Banana Coffee Cake with a streusel topping

For more information, call (520) 207-2312 or visit Dillinger Brewing Company’s Facebook event page

Mount Lemmon, Ski Valley

Saturday, September 22 ,- Sunday, October 14
10300 Ski Run Rd., Mount Lemmon, AZ

Ski Valley, near the top of Mount Lemmon, is throwing their annual Oktoberfest that’s fit for the entire family for four weekends.

Aside from the incredible weather, there’s going to be German beer, traditional German food, a live German band, and plenty of fun over a span of multiple days. It’d be a good idea to designate a driver and carpool up the mountain.

For more information on the week-long event, call (520) 576-1321 or visit skithelemmon.com.

Old Pueblo Brew Tours

Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 6
Beer flight at Button Brew House (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Beer flight at Button Brew House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Take your Oktoberfest celebration on the road this year.

The tour makes two stops. First, you’ll enjoy a quick flight of beer at 1912 Brewing Company, and then a quick trip to Button Brew House for your final destination.

There, you’ll find several other breweries, like Copper Mine Brewing Company, Harbottle Brewing Company, Tombstone Brewing Company, and more. A full list of breweries has yet to be released.

Tickets are $75 per person and $85 if you’d like the VIP Package.

Each ticket includes the 1912 Brewing Company beer flight, a commemorative beer stein, and two fills of your choice from any of the participating breweries.  The VIP treatment includes home pick-up and delivery.

For more information about booking your tour and to keep up on the participating breweries, visit Old Pueblo Brew Tours’ Facebook event page

Ten55 Brewery and Sausage House

Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7
110 E. Congress St.
(Photo courtesy of Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House)
(Photo courtesy of Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House)

Ten55 Brewery and Sausage House is hosting their first three-day Oktoberfest with Old World German beers, German food, dessert, live music, and contests in their new downtown location.

They’ll be open during the normal business hours, which is 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Full details about activities happening throughout the weekend are unknown — they should be released soon.

For more information and to stay up to date, visit Ten55 Brewery and Sausage House’s Facebook event page

Trail Dust Town

3 – 10 p.m. Saturday, October 6
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town (Photo credit: Trail Dust Town)
Pinnacle Peak at Trail Dust Town (Photo credit: Trail Dust Town)

In celebration, Trail Dust Town’s Oktoberfest has once again invited a handful of local breweries to the courtyard.

It’s going to be a blast with live Polka music from Bouncing Czechs at 5:30 p.m., German-inspired food, Trail Dust Town attractions, and more.

Featured Breweries:

  • 1912 Brewing Company
  • Catalina Brewing Company
  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
  • Sentinel Peak Brewing Company
  • Thunder Canyon Brewstillery
  • Uncle Bear’s Brewery

Tickets are $25 per person, and include 11 event tickets for drink/food and a Trail Dust Town tote bag. Admission to roam the courtyard is always free.

For more information, call (520) 296-4551 or visit traildusttown.com.

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