Celebrate Oktoberfest at Twin Cities Gateway Breweries
With seasonal beers, delicious food, and live music, Oktoberfest is a perfect opportunity to check out these local craft breweries in the Twin Cities Gateway.
10K Brewing, Anoka
Try a pint of Anokafest, an annual Märzen (the style of beer traditionally served at Munich Oktoberfest), or one of a dozen other beers on tap at downtown Anoka’s 10K Brewing. A limited quantity of Anokafest steins and t-shirts are available for purchase.
10K Brewing also hosts live music Thursday through Sunday, as well as Trivia Mafia on Wednesday and occasional board game nights. For a budget-friendly date night, stop by on Monday for $5 pints. In addition to beer, the taproom serves hard seltzer, craft sodas, and snacks, and food trucks are often on-site.
Invictus Brewing Co., Blaine
Blaine’s Invictus Brewing Co. celebrates the start of fall with their Maple Pecan Nut Brown Ale, the brewery’s most popular seasonal beer. The taproom is adjacent to the National Sports Center and offers a spacious taproom, outdoor bar seating, and a covered dog-friendly patio. The ever-changing lineup of beers includes something for everyone, from fruity ales to rich porters.
For an Oktoberfest vibe, pair your beer with a Bavarian pretzel from the Tipsy Steer, the brewery’s on-site kitchen. The Tipsy Steer menu also includes brick oven pizzas, hand-pattied burgers made with fresh beef, appetizers, street tacos, and salads.
Alloy Brewing Company, Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids’ Alloy Brewing Company will officially release their Oktoberfest “Nummer Eins” beer on Saturday, September 24, with an Oktoberfest celebration that running from from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Expect live music including polka, food from Trickster Tacos, and games. Traditional Oktoberfest attire (dirndl and lederhosen) is encouraged.
If you can’t make the event, stop by the taproom in the upcoming weeks to enjoy a pint of Nummer Eins beer or one of the many other options on tap. There’s a dog friendly patio, and weekly events include Trivia Mafia on Thursday and $1 off first your pint on Sunday.
Forgotten Star Brewing Co., Fridley
Forgotten Star Brewing will be holding a free Oktoberfest celebration September 16-17, 2022, with live music ranging from polka to hip hop, food trucks, and Oktoberfest Märzen beer. The all-ages party will also feature family-friendly activities like face painting, magicians, and a llama petting zoo.
Housed in a former WWII production facility, Forgotten Star Brewing’s dog-friendly taproom and patio are always a fun place to hang out, with food trucks available nearly every day, weekly trivia and open mic nights, and a diverse tap list.
Conveniently located to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the ten communities of the Twin Cities Gateway (Anoka, Arden Hills, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, and Shoreview) offer trails and parks, recreational facilities, cultural attractions, and 25 affordable hotels with free parking. Book your stay today!