Welcome to the 14th Annual Charlotte Oktoberfest!
We needed to change venues this year, so the 2013 Charlotte Oktoberfest will be held outdoors on the gravel lot at the NC Music Factory. As much as we all enjoyed playing in the mud at the old venue last year, that soft, unstable ground made it hard to deliver the kegs to the brewers.
The Brewers page is now updated for 2012. Brewers are still registering, so keep checking that page for updates. Brewers who are new this year include Four Saints Brewing Company, Pisgah Brewing Company, Howard Brewing Company, Carolina Brewery, Free Range Brewing, Holy City Brewing, Port City Brewing Company, and Lagunitas.
Want to know what beer events are going on for the week and beyond? Check out our Beer Events Calendar right here at www.charlotteoktoberfest.com/BeerEvents/ Between now and March 25, great craft beer will be ruling the Queen City. Want to know more? Check out their website at http://charlottecraftbeerweek.org/ or this great article on our local NPR affiliate WFAE’s site http://wfaeats.org/2012/03/16/craft-beer-in-charlotte-a-snapshot/. Don’t feel like reading? Charlotte Talks also on WFAE-FM had a radio program about beer just this morning.
While at the festival, be sure to have your picture made with the Charlotte Beer Girls. Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Oktoberfest charities.
You can also become a fan of the Charlotte Beer Girls on Facebook and see where they will be next.