The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce kicks off an inaugural beer festival on Saturday, October 9 from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the Port Warehouse in Anacortes. Anacortes Oktoberfest – “Beer on the Pier” – the event promises to be a highlight for beer lovers. The $20 entry fee entitles attendees to six pours; additional pours may be purchased for $1.50 each. The event will also feature live music and a variety of food vendors. For those staying over, there will be a number of local events on Saturday evening.
Event co-organizer Rick Star of Rockfish Grill/Anacortes Brewery stated: “Through our business, we attend many beer festivals throughout the Northwest each year. Our goal with the Anacortes Oktoberfest was to take the best elements of each, provide patrons with a host of choices, and build the event into an enjoyable experience for brewers and attendees alike. Gauged by brewery participation, the event will be the largest Oktoberfest in Washington State, providing event-goers with an opportunity to meet-and-greet brewers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. We look forward to building a wonderful recurring festival-one that people will want to return to year after year.”