DogtoberFest at Shipgarten

Continue the Oktoberfest fun with your furry friends! Introducing: DOGtoberfest! Bring your family, friends, along with your pup(s) and join us on Saturday, October 22nd for cold bier, delicious food (treats!) and events going on throughout the day for all!


The best part is that we will have various rescues present who will be bringing dogs that are up for adoption! We will have multiple pet owned vendors set up selling various treats, toys, clothes and more! Oh and don’t forget about the 50+ beers to sample!


  • 1:30 PM – Smallest Dog Competition
  • 1:45PM – Best Kisser Competition
  • 2:15PM- Best Trick Competition
  • 2:45PM – Best Handshake Competition
  • 3:00 PM – Biggest Dog Competition
  • 4:00PM – Best Tail Wagger Competition
  • 4:15PM – Owner Pet Look-a-like Competition
  • 4:30PM – Best Dressed Competition


➳ 50+ different beers to sample (we have jockey boxes set up with various types of beers for you to sample).
★ Wonder Woman & Batman Live Character Performance @ 3 PM
♫ Live Music (12:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
♫ Live DJ (8 PM – 2 AM)
➳ Dog Agility Course
➳ Photo Booth with Accessories for you and your pup(s)!
➳ Ask Trainer Booth
➳ Ask the Vet Booth
➳ Kissing Booth
➳ Bubble Chase
➳ Paw Print Artwork
➳ Meet and Greet Reps from Germany, Belgium, Austria & US!
➳ Bier & Samples
➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, Special of the Day
➳ Outdoor Games & Activities
➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes
➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, crafts and more
➳ Photo Booth

Featured Breweries

Two Roads Brewing Company

Persian Lime- 4.5% ABV- The freshest persian lime juice sourced through a local craft juicery and blended into a classic Gose brewed with an added twist — flaked rye! The result is a strikingly vibrant fresh lime aroma and flavor that shouts refreshment. This Persian Lime Gose provides a dominant fresh lime flavor with a backdrop of salt and light sweetness.

Ok2berfest- 5.8% ABV- Modeled after the classic “Marzenbier,” Oktoberfest style that was traditionally the beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. It possesses a smooth, toasty malt profile with a crisp character of traditional German hops.

Roadsmarys Baby- 6.8% ABV- Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.

Cruise Control Helles- 4.8% ABV- An effortlessly refreshing golden lager built for kicking back and taking it easy down the Road Less Traveled.

Wetten Importers

Tucher Hefe- 5.35% ABV- A traditional, high fermented Bavarian yeast beer specialty with an accentuated wheat beer flavour and high vitamin B contents.

Tucker Rotbier- 5.5 ABV- Rich, very pleasant, with soft tones of roasted malt, notes of coffee, dark chocolate and spices. Light, tart hop notes develop closer to the finish line.

Cuvee De Trolls- 7% ABV- Apale yellow in colour. Its rich and complex palette offers aromas ranging from fresh white and yellow fruits with impressions of citrus (tangerine) to touches of honey. It is an exquisitely balanced and barely bitter beer that tastes full in the mouth and has sufficient body.

Straffe Hendrix Quad- 11% ABV- Pours dark brown with deep ruby edges. Bready aromas and dark candi sugar aromas greet the nose. Aggressive carbonation in the glass. Dark malt flavors deliver sweetness and notes of plum, fig and other dark fruit.


Radenberger Pilsner- 4.8% ABV- A full-bodied, complex taste with a little more hops than most Pilsners gives Radeberger its distinctive, memorable flavour. Baked bread and honey, with a hint of toasted biscuit and freshly milled grain make for nice malt complexity.

DAB- 5% ABV- A pale, bottom-fermented blond lager. It is a harmoniously balanced, crisp and easy-to-drink beer with pleasing notes of hops and malt. A very well-rounded taste profile with a soft and elegant texture.

Progusta- 6.8% ABV- With Progusta, the types of hops used come to the fore, and harmonize perfectly with the bitter note. The hoppy aroma can be attributed to the American Citra and German Hallertauer Mittelfrüh varieties, which complement each other beautifully. The sweetness remaining after fermentation forms a nice interplay with the bitter note.

Schoff- 2.5% ABV- The world’s first Hefeweizen grapefruit beer. It’s a 50/50 blend of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen beer and natural carbonated grapefruit flavor for a zesty and fizzy taste experience.
Calvert Brewery

Oktoberfest- 5.5% ABV- Made with German malts and Tettnang and Saaz hops, this Oktoberfest is crisp and clean, yet rich and layered, just like the first day of Autumn.

I Just Crush A lot- 5.5% ABV- This tart ale with plum and blackberry transforms during the drinking. From the initial burst of sour, through the rich, fruity middle, and into the bready malt finish, it sends the drinker on a dream vacation for the taste buds. The complexity tantalizes the palate with each sip. It’s so crushable that you’ll crave it.

Drunk Fruit

Lychee- 4.5% ABV- A light and refreshing seltzer that captures the floral aromas of lychee and brings out the natural sweetness of the tropical fruit.

Melon- 4.5% ABV- Honeydew melon is ubiquitous in the world of Asian sweets. Takes inspiration from perhaps the most iconic of them all: the Melona bar, a velvety ice cream pop.

Yuzu- 4.5% ABV- A light and refreshing hard seltzer. Yuzu is a citrus fruit found in Japan and is similar to a lemon and lime fused together.


Infrared Starfish – 5.7% ABV- Infrared Starfish features a new hop to the industry called Nectaron (sister to Waimea out of New Zealand). Big notes of juicy pineapple, peach, nectarines, lime, and tropical passionfruit in this beer!

VelociRabbit – 5.5% ABV- The ancient ancestor of the modern day Kangaroo, a VelociRabbit was notorious for herding large amounts of Beach Chickens to their demise. This lower ABV IPA is the little brother of Laser Raptors. Using the same amounts of Mosaic, Simcoe and Chinook as Laser Raptors, this beer has a powerful berry aroma and nice pine note. The oats and wheat maintain the creamy mouthfeel that Laser Raptors is known for lending the lower ABV the ability to make a crispy break just as the hops surprise your palate.

Brothers Craft Brewing

Proud And True – Dukes Lager – 4.9% ABV- A wonderfully executed craft light lager, Proud and True Dukes Lager is clean and refreshing with malty smooth flavor. Just a touch of hops gives balance to this sessionable beer, creating notes of slight sweetness with a crisp finish. An officially licensed product of JMU!

Charles Towne Fermentory

Claudia – 7.2% ABV- Dry-hopped exclusively with German hops – subtle Huell Melon hops & the newer and more expressive Diamant hops – this IPA features notes of bright, ripe melon and floral strawberries.

Crooked Run Fermentation

Spinning Circles – 6% ABV- Spinning Circles is an opaque, soft IPA with lots of Motueka and Strata for flavors of mango, Meyer lemon, and pithy lime.

Downeast Cider

Cider Donut – 5.2% ABV- Cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla with a fresh pressed cider backbone. Come for the apples stay for the donut.

Pumpkin Blend – 5.1% ABV- Apples pressed with Pumpkins, aged with chai tea spices. It’s balance makes it perfect for the pumpkin fan and cider drinker alike.

Fine Creek Brewing Company

Prince of Parties – 7.2% ABV- Prince of Parties is an IPA brewed as a celebration of New Zealand hops. The aroma leads with sweet lemon-lime notes as well as fresh apricot and underlying shortbread cookies. The flavor is much less sweet but still carries some of those aromas, displaying lemon peel, lime zest, and grapefruit. This IPA has a full juicy body thanks to Murphy & Rude rolled oats but its mild sweetness is quickly balanced by an assertive bitter finish.


Fightin’ Hokies – 5% ABV- Clean and crisp, with pleasant aromatics of fresh bread, a subtle underlying floral note from noble hops, and a touch of malt sweetness in the finish, this golden Munich-style helles lager is cold-conditioned for weeks, resulting in an exceptionally refreshing beer. We raise a glass to you, the remarkable people that make Virginia Tech what it is today. Go Hokies!!

Lost Boy Cider

Pumpkin Head – 6.9% ABV- Semi-dry cider with pumpkin, spices, and vanilla.

Three Notch’d Brewing

Apple Crumb – 5.5% ABV- Brewed with cinnamon, vanilla and Virginia-grown apples from Silver Creek & Seaman Orchards in Tyro.

We plan on adding another 25+ beers to this menu the week of the event.

We will also be serving samples of all our regular draft beers from Tysons Biergarten and Waffles & Tacos.

To see Tysons Biergarten’s list, click here…

To see Waffles & Tacos’ list, click here…

Restaurant opens at 11AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. Restaurant closes at 2 AM.

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