Penn Brewery
September 22, 23 & 24
5 p.m. — midnight

What better place to celebrate Oktoberfest than at Pittsburgh’s original craft brewery, where for more than 20 years they’ve been brewing pilsners and lagers year-round, in strict accordance with 16th-century Bavarian purity laws.

Head to the Northside this weekend and/or next for a rollicking Oktoberfest at Penn Brewery‘s Troy Hill headquarters for food, friends, music and plenty of Gemütlichkeit in the outdoor beer garden.

This year’s entertainment includes performances by local Bavarian polka band Autobahn, Grammy-nominated accordionist Kevin Solecki, and several others.

New to the menu this year is Munich-style fried chicken, porchetta, and mac and bier cheese with bacon. Also new at Penn is a five-barrel brewing system that allows the brewers to work on smaller pilot batches, so expect a few new brews to go along with the flagship dunkels, weizens and helles.

Entry to Oktoberfest will be first come, first served, and no dinner reservations will be taken. VIP tickets are available and include reserved seating, dinner, a commemorative stein, and a couple fill-ups.

Purchase tickets here.

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Brian Conway

Brian Conway is a writer and photographer whose articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and local publications. In his free time, he operates Tripsburgh. Brian lives in the South Side.