The Asheville Downtown Association hosted their Oktoberfest celebration at Pack Square Park, a new location for 2016. The park easily accommodated the festival which featured beers from 26 local, regional and national breweries, music from the Stratton Mountain Boys and a variety of games. The fun began with a parade through the park, followed by a ceremonial tapping of the first keg, but as always our favorite part was the enthusiastic crowd. Great costumes, lots of smiles, a broad selection of beer styles, and manageable beer lines made for a perfect day.

Breweries pouring at Oktoberfest 2016 included:

Asheville Brewing Company
Bhramari Brewing
Blue Ghost Brewing Company
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Catawba Brewing Company
Chateau Ste. Michelle (wine)
French Broad Brewing Company
Foothills Brewing
Green Man Brewery
Highland Brewing Company
Hi-Wire Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lazy Hiker Brewing Company
Lo-Fi Brewing
New Belgium Brewing Company
Noble Cider
Oskar Blues Brewery
Pisgah Brewing Company

River Rat Brewery
Samuel Adams
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Company
Thomas Creek Brewery
The Unknown Brewing Company
Whistle Hop Brewing Company
Wicked Weed Brewing

Oktoberfest 2016 Photos