So, beside southeastern Germany and maybe a couple (hundred thousand) other places, Spokane is first in Oktoberfests! (Take that Leavenworth!)
More important than the name, though, are the location, dates, times, prices and breweries attending, so let's get to that:
Sept. 24 4 pm-8 pm
Sept. 25 Noon-8 pm
Sept. 26 Noon-6 pm
Eastern Washington: Northern Lights, CI Shenanigans, Iron Horse, Riverport, Paradise Creek, Palouse Falls, Laht Neppur, Rocky Coulee, Alpine
Western Washington: Georgetown, Elysian, Snoqualmie, Elliott Bay, Fremont, Pike, Schooner Exact
We're stoked. The Washington Beer Commission seems to have thrown some weight behind this first year event. The well-designed logo alone makes us want to over-imbibe. Just kidding. Stay in School.
It's $20 in advance or $25 at the door. You get a tasting cup and six sample tastes. Check out spokaneoktoberfest.com for — not much at the moment, but we're sure they'll update soon.