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Oktoberfest American Kickoff: Beer & Cocktail Festival

Oktoberfest American Kickoff: Beer & Cocktail Festival


Free Admission

Join us on Saturday, October 7th, for our American Kickoff Festival at Shipgarten! Adults and children of all ages are welcome as there will be Oktoberfest activities going on throughout the day!

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


2:00 PM – Rubber Band Cup Shooting

3:00 PM – Keg Curling

4:00 PM – Minute Jenga

5:00 PM – Stein Hoisting

♫ Live Jeffer Herbert (12:30PM – 3:30PM)

♫ Live B12 (4:00 PM – 7:30 PM)

♫ Live DJ Khozz (8:00 PM – 2:00 AM)

“Shipgarten offers 2-155” TV Walls, 8 TVs, 2 outdoor projectors & 3 indoor Projectors!!!!

You can buy wine, beer, and cider by the bottle AND MORE!!!…

➳ Hot Spiked Apple Cider

➳ Hot Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider

➳ Apple Pie Moonshines

➳ Apple Sangrias

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

➳ Meet and Greet Brewery and Cider Reps!

➳ Bier & Cider with 50+ Samples

➳ 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 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.

BarrieHaus Beer Oktoberfest

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

Beale’s Oktoberfest

Märzen / 5.6% ABV / 18 IBU / 168 CAL / Bedford, VA /

This annual favorite is back again! Celebrating the season with this classic German style.

Brasserie Dubuisson Bush Blonde Triple

Belgian Strong Golden Ale / 10.5% ABV / 21 IBU / 315 CAL / Pipaix, Wallonie /

In this tripel, the in-bottle re-fermentation has given an intense effervescence to the aromas of the Bush Blonde. The re-fermentation has also sympathetically developed the Blonde’s well-rounded, tender character.

Brasserie Dubuisson Bush Caractère

Belgian Strong Golden Ale / 12% ABV / 25 IBU / 360 CAL / Pipaix, Wallonie /

Introduced in 1933 under the name of “Bush Beer”, this is one of the oldest specialty beers in Belgium and the flagship brand of the Dubuisson Brasserie. The Bush Caractère is…

Brooklyn Cider House Bone Dry

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 150 IBU / 207 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Brooklyn Cider House Half Sour

Cider – Traditional / 5.8% ABV / 174 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Brooklyn Cider House Little Wild

Cider – Traditional / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Little Wild is a semi-sweet, wild-fermented cider that is tart, earthy and bursting with fresh apple, citrus and honey aromas.

Brooklyn Cider House Raw

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Brooklyn Cider House Rosé

Cider – Rosé / 5.8% ABV / 174 CAL / New Paltz, NY / Fruity, bubbly, off-dry

Brouwerij De Halve Maan Brugse Zot

Belgian Blonde / 6% ABV / 23 IBU / 180 CAL / Bruges, Vlaanderen /

Brugse Zot is a goldenblond beer with a rich froth and a fruity flavouring. The beer is brewed with four different kinds of malt and two aromatic varieties of hop…

Brouwerij De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier 9°

Belgian Tripel / 9% ABV / 35 IBU / 270 CAL / Bruges, Vlaanderen /

Straffe Hendrik is a Bitter Tripel Ale of 9% abv. The beer was originally from Bruges and brewed in Bruges by brewery De Halve Maan. In 1981, Henri Maes and his…

Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei DAB Export / Dortmunder Export

Lager – Dortmunder / 5% ABV / 23 IBU / 150 CAL / Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen /

Following the introduction of the bottom-fermented brewing process in the mid-19th century, a new beer type became popular and shaped the consumption habits of beer drinkers. The fresh, pale brew…

Drunk Fruit Lychee Hard Seltzer

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Lychee is a tropical fruit that is beloved staple of Asian households worldwide and one of the most common flavors in Asian snacks. Our seltzer captures the floral aromas of…

Drunk Fruit Melon Hard Seltzer

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Honeydew melon is an iconic flavor in the world of Asian sweets. Ours takes inspiration from perhaps the most iconic of them all: the Melona bar, an ice pop that…

Drunk Fruit Yuzu Hard Seltzer

Hard Seltzer / 4.5% ABV / 135 CAL / Sterling, VA /

Yuzu is a unique citrus fruit commonly found in Japanese cuisines. Its flavor profile is blend between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange. Our crisp double-filtered seltzer accentuates the signature…

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,…

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 Rhino Face Plant

IPA – American / 6.8% ABV / 65 IBU / 204 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A strong, malty backbone balances the mountain of whole cone hops we pack into our American Style IPA. Moderate grapefruit bitterness and herbal aromas take your palate for a ride….

Lost Rhino Meridian Kolsch

Kölsch / 5% ABV / 25 IBU / 150 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

From Meridian Hill across the Prime Meridian, wherever you’re headed, travel light with our classic Kolsch. The perfect companion to keep you fresh even days after your last real shower….

Lost Rhino RhinO’fest

Märzen / 5.5% ABV / 21 IBU / 165 CAL / Ashburn, VA /

A beer designed for the funfair of traditional German culture (which wouldn’t be complete without beer). Our Märzen is an excellent companion to Autumn’s first chill with its full body,…

Paulaner Brauerei Oktoberfest Märzen / Original Münchner Märzen

Märzen / 5.8% ABV / 20 IBU / 174 CAL / Munich, Bayern /

An amber beer style that was developed over 200 years ago to celebrate the original Oktoberfest. The Märzen name comes from “March beer” because it was historically brewed in March…

Paulaner Brauerei Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn

Festbier / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Munich, Bayern /

Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste…

Paulaner Brauerei Weizen-Radler Non-Alcoholic / Weißbier-Zitrone Alkoholfrei 0,0%

Non-Alcoholic Beer – Shandy / 113.6 CAL / Munich, Bayern /

This mix is in a class of its own – combining the great taste of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen with natural effervescent lemonade in a non-alcoholic alternative for refreshingly fruity yet malty…

Port City Oktoberfest

Märzen / 5.2% ABV / 24 IBU / 156 CAL / Alexandria, VA /

Port City Oktoberfest is a Märzen-style lager, brewed with German malts and hops, and served in the “Keller” or “Zwickel” style – meaning unfiltered and naturally carbonated. This bright amber…

Radeberger Gruppe BraufactuM Progusta

IPA – Other / 6.8% ABV / 50 IBU / 204 CAL / Frankfurt am Main, Hessen /

Hopfen: Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Citra, Magnum. Malz: Pilsener, Wiener, Karamellmalz. With Progusta, the types of hops used come to the fore, and harmonize perfectly with…

Radeberger Gruppe Clausthaler 0.0

Non-Alcoholic Beer – Lager / 0 CAL / Frankfurt am Main, Hessen /

Radeberger Gruppe Radeberger Pilsner

Pilsner – German / 4.8% ABV / 33 IBU / 144 CAL / Frankfurt am Main, Hessen /

Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August III of Saxony, Radeberger, a pilsner style beer brewed near Dresden, is characterized by its dazzling and refreshing taste and has long…

Radeberger Gruppe Schöfferhofer Grapefruit

Shandy / 2.5% ABV / 75 CAL / Frankfurt am Main, Hessen /

Now that you’ve discovered the new unique taste of our beer, we salute your ways to keep it fresh. As an original – the first to combine Hefeweizen beer and…

Radeberger Gruppe Sion Kölsch

Kölsch / 4.8% ABV / 144 CAL / Frankfurt am Main, Hessen /

http://www.sion.de Braukunst ist die Kunst, mit den wenigen Zutaten, die das Reinheitsgebot und die Kölschkonvention vorgeben, etwas Besonderes zu schaffen. Reines Wasser aus eigenem Brunnen, obergärige Hefe aus eigener Reinzucht,…

Samuel Adams OctoberFest

Märzen / 5.3% ABV / 16 IBU / 190 CAL / Boston, MA /

In 1810, the Oktoberfest tradition was born when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince’s wedding with a special beer and 16 day party. Our version of this classic style blends…

Schlafly – The Saint Louis Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin / 8% ABV / 16 IBU / 240 CAL / Saint Louis, MO /

Our Pumpkin Ale has a bold, big pumpkin taste, flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. With little bitterness and a malty backbone, the flavors of the pumpkin and…

Swilled Dog Hard Cider Caramel Apple

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Upper Tract, WV /

Can you resist a delicious, savory caramel apple? No… Who can? This is our grown-up version of your favorite classic dessert. Boasting a delicious combination of caramel and a blend of semi-sweet,…

Tröegs Independent Oktoberfest Lager

Märzen / 6.1% ABV / 183 CAL / Hershey, PA /

Tröegs Oktoberfest is here! Our take on this timeless German style starts with a traditional brewing technique called decoction, creating a bright, dry maltiness. A kettle addition of Hallertau Tradition…

Bushmills ‘Black Bush’ Blended Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Black Bush Pumpkin Irish Coffee

Bushmills Distillery Reserve 12 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Bushmills Original Triple Distilled Smooth & Mellow Blended Irish Whiskey

FEW Bourbon Whiskey

Filibuster Dual Cask ‘The Boondoggler’ Blended Whiskey

Michter’s US-1 Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Oakside Cocktail Co. Manhattan

Oakside Cocktail Co. Negroni

Oakside Cocktail Co. Rye Old Fashioned

Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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 by 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


October 7, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM



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