Beer O’Clock is actually throughout the month as Americans celebrate their own Oktoberfests with monthly specials at craft breweries.
Raise a stein this month for Oktoberfest when Germany collectively loses its mind for the 14-day festival first celebrated in 1818. Stateside, every craft brewer takes his or her turn with an Oktoberfest special, like New Bohemia Brewing Co. in Santa Cruz. The less-than-a-year-old brewery in Paradise Point has a festbier on tap: a biscuity lager. No big tie required.
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