Oktoberfest 2019 season is upon us! And while we we love the more traditional celebrations that go down at places like Alpine Village in Torrance, Old World Huntington Beach, Rasselbock in Long Beach & Mar Vista, Wirsthaus in Fairfax, and The Red Lion in Silver Lake, we’re all about local craft beer here at Hopped LA.
And this year, we’re seeing more craft breweries brewing German-style beer and hosting Oktoberfest celebrations than ever before. So to help you navigate your late September / early October drinking plans, here’s our guide to the best craft beer Oktoberfests in Los Angeles.
Sat 9/21, 11am – 10pm – Hermosa Beach
The Brewery at Abigaile is celebrating Oktoberfest in style this year with an all-day event packed with festive food, music, games, and of course, BEER! Tickets are only $10 in advance, so pick yours up today!
Sat 10/12, 12:30-5:30pm – Pasadena
This craft-focused Oktoberfest beer festival at the Rose Bowl is back for year 2 and is right up our alley. Featuring a lineup of over a dozen breweries consisting of some local favorites, some regional and national heavy hitters, and some rare overseas legacy breweries for unlimited tastings. Get $10 off your GA and VIP tickets with the promo code HOPPEDLA19.
Fri 9/20 – Mon 9/30 – Santa Monica
Santa Monica Brew Works is celebrating Oktoberfest with a special release of their Festbeir Lager which will be featured from the 20th through the 30th. You can also upgrade your order to receive a commemorative SMBW Oktoberfest logo glass mug and take home Festbier in 19.2oz cans to go.
Sat 9/21, Sun 9/22, Sat 9/28 & Sat 10/5 – Hawthorne
Common Space is hosting four different flavors of Oktoberfest so anyone can partake. Their kickoff is on Saturday the 21st and will feature the release of their collaboration fest bier, “That’s A Bingo” with Figueroa Mountain. Barktoberfest is on the 22nd and is a dog-friendly event featuring local vendors and adoption services. Bluetoberfest is on the 29th and is a Dodgers baseball-themed event featuring games, ballpark food, and a playoff tickets raffle. Vegtoberfest is on the 5th and features vegan food, live music, and giveaways.
Sat 9/21, 12-6pm – Glassel Park
Eagle Rock Brewing is hosting a fun-filled day packed with games, food, and of course, massive steins to drink out of. Tickets are $15 and you can grab them here.
Sat 9/21, 12-8pm – Long Beach
Smog City Steelcraft is hosting their 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration which will feature their Smogtoberfest beer along with a lineup of lagers from their Summer of Lagers series, plus custom German steins, games, music and more.
Sat 9/21, 12-10pm – Santa Clarita
Pocock Brewing is back with Pococktoberfest 2019. This annual event features their Pococktoberfest Dunkel, a commemorative mug, beer garden, and food vendors.
Sat 9/21 – 12-11:30pm – Arcadia
It’s a German-style celebration over at Mt Lowe with souvenir beer steins, food, games, and contests.
Sat 9/21 – Sun 9/22 – Canoga Park
8one8 is hosting a weekend-long Oktoberfest celebration with a Lederhosen/Dirndl costume contests, a Weiner dog race, and more.
Sat 9/21, 7pm – North Hollywood
Enegren Brewing is in the Hop Merchants house for a night of German-style beer.
Sun 9/22, 12pm – Van Nuys
MacLeod is celebrating Oktoberfest with a biergarten, German-style food, the release of their festbier and commemorative steins.
Sat 9/28, 11am-8pm – West LA
The Stalking Horse is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration featuring house-brewed German-style beers, games, food & drink specials, and a special ticketed package that gets you a custom mug, beer, and all you can eat pretzels!
Sat 9/28, 12-11pm – Long Beach
Ten Mile is celebrating their 2nd anniversary in style with an Oktoberfest party featuring new beer releases, live music, food, games, and more!
Sat 9/28, 12-11pm – Palmdale
Lucky Luke is opening up their doors and their patio for an Oktoberfest celebration featuring new beer releases, a commemorative stein glass, music, food and more.
Sat 9/28, 1-11pm – Glendale
Brewyard is throwing an Oktoberfestival featuring their Oktoberfest Rye Lager and some other specialty beers, stein/boot pours, live music, German food, and a cornhole tourney.
Sun 9/29, 12pm-12am – Highland Park
The Hermosillo is bringing their Oktoberfest celebration back for 2019! For $30 you get a customized glass Hermosillo Stein, two stein pours, and a sausage to boot! (vegan option available).
Fri 10/4, Sat 10/5, Fri 10/11, Sat 10/12 – San Pedro
Brouwerij West is hosting a crazy Oktoberfest ticketed celebration with tribute bands, German style food, dancing, contests, and a special beer called Boom Brau.
Sat 10/5, 11am – 10pm – Moorpark
The LA area’s only brewery focused on German styles, Enegren Brewing in Moorpark, is hosting a big Oktoberfest party featuring German beer, German food, and German music plus games, commemorative steins, local vendors, and a ferris wheel.
Sat 10/5, 12pm – Hawthorne
LA Ale Works is transforming their parking lot into a German-inspired biergarten. They’ll have a number of German-inspired beers, 3 different stein options, games, live music, and German-style food.
Sat 10/5 – Sun 10/6 – Newhall
Brewery Draconum is opening up their beer garden for some German-style fun including games, music, food, and the return of “Brat-Chaser”, their Vienna Lager.
Sun 10/6, 12-6pm – DTLA Arts District
Angel City is making good use of their beer garden with a Sunday Oktoberfest celebration featuring pretzels, sausages, live music, a kraut eating contest, a stein-hoisting contest, and of course, pints of their Oktoberfest beer.
Thu 10/10, 7-10pm – DTLA
Mikkeller is bringing in Festmeister Hans for a true Oktoberfest celebration with beer, food, music, games, and more.
Fri 10/18 – Sat 10/19 – Santa Clarita
This two-day Oktoberfest event is held under the “Cristal Palace” Flemish Spiegeltent at Wolf Creek Brewery and features a variety of German and German-style beers, food, music, and games (all with a “California” flavor). GA and VIP tickets available.
That’s your list of craft beer Oktoberfests in Los Angeles! If you know of any that are not on the list, shoot us a message and let us know. If you’re out at any of these events, be sure to tag @hoppedla in your photos!