September 09, 2020
It’s a little bit confusing. It’s called Oktoberfest, but it happens in September. But why question it when you can celebrate over the next few weeks here in Downtown Springfield?
Here’s how you can get a little bit Bavarian with all four of our neighborhood’s breweries.
No one throws an Oktoberfest like Mother’s Brewing Company. They’re partying again, though it looks a little different in 2020.
Instead of a one-day Oktoberfest in the Ozarks festival, Mother’s is spreading out the fun over three successive Saturdays. That allows them to limit their spacious backyard capacity to 35% for social distancing and the safety of revelers and staff while giving everyone a chance to “indulge in some good, clean stein-hoisting boisterousness.”
The celebrations kick off this Saturday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. They’ll tap the Golden Firkin while the Garbanzos entertain you with some classic German oompah music. City Butcher will be on hand, serving up a German-inspired menu. Along with the Banana Bread Firkin, you can enjoy a special lemon lager, Lemon Daddy. It’s also Slushie Saturday at Mother’s. This week’s special is Silver Gimlet. There will also be non-alcoholic slushies available.
You’ll also be able to enjoy Mother’s special fall beers, Oktoberfest and Mr. Pumpkin. Oktoberfest is a Märzen lager. Mr. Pumpkin is, of course, a pumpkin ale featuring a perfect balance of malt, roasted pumpkin and subtle pie spices.
If you miss out this week, you’ve got two more chances to enjoy the fun Sept. 19 and 26. All three weekends will include live music and one-of-a-kind beer releases. Visit Mother’s on Facebook for more information!
Craft beer fans know all about Springfield Brewing Company’s Mayhem Märzen. This malt-foward Oktoberfest-style lager features biscuit and caramel notes and checks in at 5% AVB. And it’s not just delicious. It’s also award winning:
Enjoy the Mayhem with some of BrewCo’s Beer Pretzels. They come with Pale Ale duck fat mustard and smoked cheddar fondue.
One of Lost Signal Brewing Company’s most-anticipated beers of the year is back! Tower Fest lager is a German Fest Beer. It’s deep golden in color and features medium malty richness with light toasty and bread flavors. It finishes dry and makes you want another.
Downtown Springfield’s newest brewery is also celebrating the Oktoberfest season with a special beer. It’s called Holdfest Märzen. It’s a Märzen-style Oktoberfest, rich in malt with a clean balance of hops. Want to snack while you enjoy your beer? Hold Fast proudly offers Dot’s Pretzels!