Fort Myers Brewing Company’s popular Oktoberfest returns with a four-day event featuring craft beer, authentic German food and live music from Thursday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 9 in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers Brewing is featuring festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy all weekend long. A wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts and lagers are on tap as well as several first-time releases of Fort Myers Brewing’s signature Oktoberfest beers, to be announced in the coming weeks. The brewery will also host a stein-hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest in which participants must hold a full stein in their outstretched arm as long as possible without spilling any beer.
Food truck rallies will feature German-inspired eats from popular trucks such as Currywurst, The Nosh Truck, Wicked Streatery, The Meat Cottage, Kings Tacos & Burritos and Mobstah Lobstah. Eight live performances will take place featuring Chasing Denver, The Yabo Brothers, Hat Trick and more.
The brewery is also releasing limited-edition Oktoberfest swag, including commemorative glasses and T-shirts, available for purchase in the tap room.
Oktoberfest will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.
The schedule for Oktoberfest includes:
Thursday, Oct. 6 (2 to 10 p.m.)
• Food Trucks: Currywurst, Mobstah Lobstah, The Nosh Truck, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza
• Live Music: Chris Bepko (4 p.m.), Hat Trick (7 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 7 (2 to 11 p.m.)
· Food trucks: Currywurst, Don’t Give Up, King’s Tacos & Burritos, The Meat Cottage, Wicked Streatery
· Live music: The Yabo Brothers (4 p.m.), Chasing Denver (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 8 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
· Main event: Over 50 specialty beers rotating throughout the day
· Food trucks: Currywurst, King’s Tacos & Burritos, The Meat Cottage, Mobstah Lobstah, Wicked Streatery
· Live music: Slim Gillian (1 p.m.), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), The Freecoasters (7 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 9 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
· Kick the Keg Party
· Food trucks: Dynamite Street EatZ, Mad Brunch, The Meat Cottage
· Live music: Gator Nate (noon), Jeff Lyons (4 p.m.)
About Fort Myers Brewing Company
Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County and continues to lead Southwest Florida’s surging craft beer movement. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties. Its ales, pilsners, stouts, IPAs and hard seltzers are winners of multiple prestigious awards, including golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition, a silver at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a bronze at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and Grand National Champion at the 2021 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championship. Fort Myers Brewing was named “Best Large Brewery in Florida” in 2016 and received the Business Resiliency and Innovation of the Year Award at the Lee County Economic Development Office, Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation’s 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards. Its beers are poured at 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMbrew.com or call 239-313-6576.