It's Okay to Be Sour and Bitter on September 6th, Plus Oktoberfest Is Coming


The Trappist, ready for your sour and bitter needs. Photo from Facebook.

Fans of sour and bitter beers will be excited to check out Sour/Bitter Fest at ~THE TRAPPIST~ in Oakland. On Saturday September 6th, they’ll be taking over the parking lot with 16 beers from eight different breweries (everyone is bringing one sour and one bitter brew) and bites to pair. Participating breweries include Sante Adairius, Craftsman, Tahoe Mountain, and Rare Barrel. Restaurants including the Trappist (of course), Miss Ollie’s, Ramen Shop, and Perdition Smokehouse will be serving bites, some made with beer. The event goes from 2pm-5pm and tickets are $62 per person, including all beer and food samples, as well as a special glass commemorating the event. 460 8th St. at Broadway, Oakland, 415-238-8900.

While we’re on the topic of beer, don’t forget that Oktoberfest is approaching fast. ~MONK’S KETTLE~ is celebrating with a selection of gravity firkins from Germany, starting Saturday September 20th. Don’t forget, they’ll be closed until then, getting their new outdoor patio ready.

~SCHROEDER’S~ will be kicking off their fest on Friday September 19th from 3pm-8pm with an outdoor beer garden on Front Street. There will be special beers, along with live music from the Schwabenland German Band. The following weekends, you can also find live music inside the restaurant, along with special menu items like Wiener schnitzel, spaetzle, and pretzels. Music will be on Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm-9pm until October 5th. 240 Front St. at Sacramento, 415-421-4778.