It’s going to be a good weekend for drinking, with beer releases, a traditional Oktoberfest, and a Cider & Mead fest happening in Pittsburgh.
Friday, October 7
Oktoberfest at Teutonia Männerchor
For the first time in its 162-year history, private German club Teutonia Männerchor is hosting a public Oktoberfest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live German music, German food, and traditional German beer. Read all about it here.
Saturday, October 8
Black Strap Stout Release at East End Brewing
It’s a seasonal favorite, and it’s back. East End Brewing is releasing their Black Strap Stout, brewed with molasses and brown sugar on Saturday, October 8. They’re teaming up with Onion Maiden for a vegetarian/vegan party from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. See more online.
Ukrainian Food Festival at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Hall
Eat in or take out classic Ukrainian food, including pyrohy, stuffed cabbage, halushsky, kobasa, kraut sandwiches, Ukrainian borscht, nut rolls, cookies and homemade breads at the food festival, taking place from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Find out more on their Facebook page.
Drunkin’ Pumpkin Beer Tasting at Hough’s
There are still tickets left for Hough’s fifth annual Drunkin’ Punkin pumpkin beer tasting event, with more than 20 pumpkin beers and a rim bar featuring sweet and savory rim toppings. Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased online.
Sunday, October 9
Beer + Donuts at Hitchhiker Brewing
Hitchhiker Brewing is releasing Lesser of Two Evils, a red IPA – and they’re doing it with doughnuts. Stop by starting at noon to try the brew, and grab fresh-made doughnuts from South Side’s Just Good Donuts. See more on their event page.
Basic Fermentation Workshop
The folks behind Ferment Pittsburgh are showing you how it’s done at their Basic Fermentation workshop at Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. Attendees will learn how to ferment a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, and learn the basics of making krauts, kim chi, pickles and kombucha. Registration is available online.
Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at Habitat
Habitat is hosting a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring Canadian specialties and traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Seats are $49 per person, and the full menu can be found online. To make reservations, call 412-773-8848.
Pittsburgh Cider & Mead Festival
Celebrate all things cider and mead at Spirit, with more than 60 products from 24 local and international producers, including mead and hard cider. Tickets are $60 at the door, or $45 if you purchase them online.
The final Neighborhood Flea of the year will feature lots of food trucks, from Franktuary and South Side BBQ Co., to Randita’s Vegan Café and Happy Campers Cakes. Find out more information online.