Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Rhode Island
Several breweries have fun events happening this weekend to celebrate Oktoberfest brews.
You don’t have to travel to Germany for Oktoberfest. There are plenty of Rhode Island breweries that are hosting Oktoberfest beer festivals to celebrate the release of German brews including, Oktoberfest, festibier, lagers and more. Take a look at our list of this weekend’s happenings for the latest information of Oktoberfest festivals in Rhode Island that include beer, food, music and more.
1. Apponaug Brewing in Warwick is kicking off Octoberfest with a new beer and special menu to celebrate, starting tonight, Sept. 30. Live music from Ray and Co. is back Friday, Oct. 1 from 5-8 p.m. on the patio.
2. Shaidzon’s Lagerfest kicks off October in West Kingston with various weekend events featuring its new Oktoberfest, schwarzbier, pumpkin spiced lager and helles brews. The brewery welcomes fall this weekend, Oct. 1 and 2, with a traditional Oktoberfest brew called the Märzen Lager and a Helles based on the popular Munich style, plus Dips Dips will be on site with Oktoberfest menu selections and live music from the Brian James Quintet. Later in October, the brewery will introduce the Schwarzbier and release a pumpkin spice lager. GG’s Pretzels will also be there Oct. 3, Our Table barbecue on Oct. 8-10, Butterhead Oct. 15-17, and Lumpia Bros. Oct. 22-24. Get updates at instagram.com/shaidzonbeerco.
3. Buttonwoods Brewery in Cranston is hosting its third annual Oktoberfest on Sat. Oct. 2 with the release of its new märzen, “steeped in traditional German brewing methods, hitting with sweet notes of caramel balanced with just the right amount of bitterness and a subtle dry finish.” The day is packed from 1-8 p.m. with beer, food from Dips Dips and live music.
4. Narragansett brewery is throwing a three-day Oktoberfest bash Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 3 at its brand-new brewery in Providence. Guests can sip on Narragansett Beer’s seasonal Oktoberfest beer Fest and the new Gourd Reaper pumpkin beer, enjoy a variety of authentic German treats and partake in traditional Oktoberfest revelry (see who is the toughest in the stein-holding competition). Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.
5. Let the pups get a bite of the fun at Barktoberfest. Six Pack Brewing in Bristol is hosting a dog-friendly event on Sat. Oct. 2 from 2-6 p.m. with W’s Wood Fired Pizza Oven, treats from Koda Snacks and Pavlov’s Treats for Dogs and of course, plenty of beer. They will also be giving away prizes for both dogs and people in the best costumes!
6. Rejects Beer Co. in Middletown is hosting Rejects Oktoberfest on Sat. Oct. 2 from noon to 8 p.m. The afternoon and early evening includes the release of Rejects’ new Festbier, as well as appearances by local artists and musicians. Jam out to live music by Sourpunch, We Own Land, Salem Wolves (including Rejects’ head brewer) and Los Duderinos. The event is free, but there is limited parking and valet is available until full. Show your Uber, Lyft or cab fare at the bar for a free eight-ounce pour. Bike racks are available and there is extra parking at Aquidneck Middle School. The event is family- and dog-friendly and live music starts at 2 p.m. Food from next door neighbor Diego’s Barrio Cantina is also available for purchase.
7. The General’s Crossing Brewhouse in Jamestown is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration in the beer garden complete with German food and marzen on Sat., Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m.