With both events moving to different halls in both cities this year, Oktoberfest occupied more than 120,000 sq ft and the more than 25,000 beer lovers had room to explore a wide range of local restaurants and pubs highlighting their favorite dishes with a German spin. They had an opportunity to sample from a selection of more than 200 beers and ciders, from 40 breweries including for the first time, brand new Alberta breweries Troubled Monk Brewery, Blindman Brewing and Bench Creek Brewing!
The two Oktoberfests were also the bookends for the inaugural Alberta Beer Week with Calgary Oktoberfest on September 25th kicking off the celebration of great beer brewed across the province and Edmonton Oktoberfest holding the closing ceremonies on October 3rd.
Alberta Beer Festivals and our charities of choice this year, Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS), Kids Up Front, Alberta Cancer Foundation and Edmonton’s Food Bank sincerely want to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and media in helping make both Oktoberfest and Alberta Beer Week a resounding success.
Join us for our next exciting festival, the new Banff Beer Festival on November 27th and 28th at Banff’s Cave and Basin. For more information on the world’s most beautiful beer festival please contact:
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