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Oktoberfest Wine, Cider & Beer Festival

Oktoberfest Wine, Cider & Beer Festival

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Free Admission

Join us on Saturday, September 23rd, for our Bier, Wine, & Cider Festival at Shipgarten! Adults and children of all ages are welcome as there will be activities involving apples, pies, and drinks going on throughout the day!

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

FESTIVAL GAME:

3:00 PM – Pie Eating Competition

ENJOY AMERICAN WINES AND CIDER BY THE GLASS AND BOTTLE!

AND MORE!!!…

➳ Hot Spiked Apple Cider

➳ Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider

➳ Apple Pie Moonshines

➳ Apple Pie by the Slice

➳ Apple Sangrias

➳ Variety of Candy Apples

➳ Variety of Apple Donuts

➳ 50+ Beers, Wines and Ciders to sample (Jockey boxes will be set up with various types of beers for you to sample)

➳ Meet and Greet Winery, Brewery, and Cider Reps!

♫ Zach Jones (12:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

♫ B12 (4:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

♫ Live DJ Khozz(8:00 PM – 2:00 AM)

➳ Bier, Wine, & Cider with 50+ Samples

➳ Apple Pie, Candy Apples, & Apple Donuts

➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, Special of the Day

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Pet Friendly

➳ Giveaways, Competitions, & Prizes

➳ Kids’ Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts, and More

➳ Photo Booth

Click here for festival beer menu

ENJOY INTERNATIONAL WINES:

➳ ITALIAN WINES

➳ SPANISH WINES

➳ FRENCH WINES

➳ CALIFORNIA WINES

➳ LOCAL VIRGINIAN WINES

You can still buy wine, beer, and cider by the glass and bottle

AND MORE!!!…

➳ Variety of Hot Spiked Apple Ciders

➳ Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider

➳ Apple Pie Moonshines

➳ Apple Pie by the Slice

➳ Apple Sangrias

➳ Variety of Candy Apples

➳ Variety of Apple Donuts

➳ 50+ Beers, Wines and Ciders to sample (Jockey boxes will be set up with various types of beers for you to sample)

➳ Meet and Greet Winery, Brewery, and Cider Reps!

➳ Bier, Wine, & Cider with 50+ Samples

➳ Apple Pie, Candy Apples, & Apple Donuts

➳ Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, Special of the Day

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Pet Friendly

➳ Giveaways, Competitions, & Prizes

➳ Kids’ Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts, and More

➳ Photo Booth

Click here for festival menu

✪ Featured Breweries ✪

6 Bears & A Goat Bär Hafen

Märzen / 6.2% ABV / 22 IBU / 186 CAL / Fredericksburg, VA /

An elegant, malty German amber lager with a clean, rich, toasty and bready malt flavor, restrained bitterness, and a dry finish that encourages another drink.

Alewerks Oktoberfest

Märzen / 5.6% ABV / 168 CAL / Williamsburg, VA /

Alewerks Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin / 7.3% ABV / 219 CAL / Williamsburg, VA /

This amber colored ale is loaded with Pumpkin pie aroma and flavor. It actually does taste like Pumpkin pie! At 7.3% ABV, it will keep you warm on a cool…

Alewerks Pumpkin Latte

Pumpkin / 7.3% ABV / 219 CAL / Williamsburg, VA /
Alewerks’ world-famous Pumpkin Ale brewed with coffee, vanilla, and lactose.

12. BarrieHaus Beer Oktoberfest

Märzen / 5.5% ABV / 165 CAL / Tampa, FL /

Basic City Beer Basic Ought

Lager – Dark / 5.4% ABV / 162 CAL / Waynesboro, VA /

Light body with discreet contributions from caramel and roasted malts. Dark & Smooth with finesse of sweetness. You Ought to have another one! **2022 & 2023 World Beer Cup Gold Medal**

Buskey Cider Tart Cherry Cider

Cider – Other Fruit / 6.3% ABV / 189 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Cherries lend this cider its signature blush color while complementing the apples to create one of the most bright and refreshing ciders you’ve ever had.

Crooked Run Fermentation Jake-O-Lantern

Pumpkin / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Our classic pumpkin ale is back. This slightly sweet, balanced amber ale is loaded up with Munich and caramel malts, fermented with our favorite English ale yeast, and lightly spiced…

Crooked Run Fermentation Motorhead

Schwarzbier / 5% ABV / 24 IBU / 150 CAL / Sterling, VA /

This classic German-style black lager is dark, smooth, and easy-drinking. Flavors stop just shy of chocolaty, with minimal roast and a touch of maltiness. Double decocted, naturally carbonated,…

Crooked Run Fermentation Twist of Fate

IPA – American / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Twist of Fate is a bright, hazy IPA with Lemondrop, zesty lime Motueka, and tangerine-forward Citra. These three hops blend together to give a super citrusy, low bitterness IPA. Flavors…

Downeast Cider House Cider Donut

Cider – Traditional / 5.2% ABV / 156 CAL / Boston, MA /
Cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla with a fresh pressed cider backbone. Come for the apples stay for the donut.

Downeast Cider House Pumpkin Blend

Cider – Herbed / 5.1% ABV / 153 CAL / Boston, MA /

Apples pressed with Pumpkins, aged with chai tea spices. It’s balance makes it perfect for the pumpkin fan and cider drinker alike.

Downeast Cider House Strawberry

Cider – Other Fruit / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Boston, MA /
Jam packed with fresh, sweet strawberry flavor. You’re a loaf of bread and some peanut butter shy of a picnic.

Fair Winds Howling Verse

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Lorton, VA /

Howling Verse IPA Mash-Up is a 50/50 blend of both breweries flagship IPA’s. Fair Winds Brewing Company’s West Coast IPA – Howling Gale and Virginia Beer Company’s Hazy IPA -…

Fair Winds Ironmaster IPA

IPA – American / 6% ABV / 12 IBU / 180 CAL / Lorton, VA /

Flaked oats, pale malt and a touch of light crystal for malt presence. Notes of peach, grapefruit and melon from double dry-hop additions of Citra, Amarillo and Columbus hops.

Fair Winds Nautifest

Märzen / 5.5% ABV / 20 IBU / 165 CAL / Lorton, VA /

Oktoberfestbier – Vienna and Dark Munich malts drive the toasty malt backbone to this copper colored lager. Lightly hopped with German noble hops Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfruh for a subtle,…

Fair Winds Quayside Kolsch

Kölsch / 4.5% ABV / 22 IBU / 135 CAL / Lorton, VA /

Light bodied, German-style Golden Ale. Pilsner and Munich malts provide a subtle, biscuity malt backbone balanced by the spicy flavors and floral aromas of the German noble hop varietals.

Hardywood Park Farmhouse Pumpkin

Pumpkin / 8.5% ABV / 21 IBU / 255 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops…

Lost Barrel Pina Colada Sour

Sour – Fruited / 5% ABV / 7 IBU / 150 CAL / Middleburg, VA / Brewed with pineapple and coconut.

Lost Barrel Tangelo Hard Seltzer

Hard Seltzer / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Middleburg, VA / 90 calories – natural flavors – no added sugars

Redbeard Black Rye IPA Redux

IPA – Black / 9.25% ABV / 60 IBU / 277.5 CAL / Staunton, VA /

A Redux of One of Our OG Flagships, We Amped this Batch Up Malt/Hop Wise to Create a 9.25% Monster of a Cascadian Dark Ale

Redbeard Blueberry Wheat Ale

Wheat Beer – American Pale Wheat / 4.5% ABV / 45 IBU / 135 CAL / Staunton, VA / Wheat Pale Ale with Natural Blueberry

Redbeard Never Stop Never Stopping

IPA – American / 7.6% ABV / 55 IBU / 228 CAL / Staunton, VA / Azacca Single Hopped IPA

Redbeard Pennyroyal Pale

IPA – American / 4.5% ABV / 45 IBU / 135 CAL / Staunton, VA /

Pennyroyal Pale Ale is our Gold Medal Winning Pale Ale. Brewed & Dry Hopped w/ Only Citra Hops, Pale Malt, & a Touch of Wheat. It’s a Crisp, Refreshing, Crushable…

Three Notch’d Apple Crumb

Red Ale – American Amber / 5.5% ABV / 24 IBU / 165 CAL / Charlottesville, VA /

Created by Mary Morgan and the team at our Harrisonburg Valley Collab House, this festive medium-bodied Amber Ale offers up a delicious taste of autumn with apples fresh from Silver…

Rock Point Pinot Gris
The Mill Keeper Cabernet Sauvignon The Mill Keeper Chardonnay
The Mill Keeper Red
The Mill Keeper White
del Rios Rose

Ale Werks

Pumpkin latte- 7.3% ABV- Alewerks’ world-famous Pumpkin Ale brewed with coffee, vanilla, and lactose.

Octoberfest- 5.6% ABV- Oktoberfest is a traditional, German-style Märzen. Prior to refrigeration, Märzens were brewed in the Spring and tucked away to be enjoyed after the weather cooled. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich and toasty with a warm copper color, and ours is faithful to that tradition.

 

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.

 

Wetten Importers

Eggenberg Radler- 2.4% ABV- Waves of bright citrus aroma beckon you closer once this liquid hits the glass. Brewed with a mix of lemon, lime and elderberry lemonade.

TucherFestBier- 5% ABV- This Festbier is brewed as a fuller-bodied Helles lager with a slightly louder presence of old world hops instead of a Marzen and is available to festivals year-round!

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.

 

Bold Rock

Honey Crisp- 4.7% ABV- Crisp with a refreshing bite, Bold Rock Honeycrisp Cider is a vibrant apple-forward blend featuring a beautiful golden hue reminiscent of fall colors with a juicy and balanced finish.

Imperial- 8.2% ABV- Your favorite hard cider just got supercharged with Bold Rock Imperial Cider, a new blend featuring a flavorful apple-forward taste paired with Bold Rock’s trademark smooth and drinkable finish.

 

Aslin

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.

 

Hardywood

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…

PARKING: 1700 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA 22102.

 

Parking is conveniently located five minutes away on foot and we offer a completely free, pet-friendly, and complimentary Shuttle Bus service that runs on a continuous loop to and from the venue and parking lot! Another alternative is our $20 valet service.

 

We are also conveniently located steps away from the McLean Metro Station.

 

Uber Drop Off: 7581 Colshire Dr., McLean, VA 22102

when?

September 23, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where?

Shipgarten

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