Scratch Oktoberfest 2017

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Scratch Oktoberfest 2017

09/24/2017 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are looking forward to hosting our third annual Oktoberfest this year on Sunday, September 24th from noon to 8 pm!

We’ll have brand new hand-made ceramic steins by three local artists available in half and full liter sizes as well as favorites from last year. Purchase either a 16 oz half stein $40) or a full liter stein ($50), or a 16-oz Mason Jar ($10) and enjoy beers in 16 oz or 32 oz pours (for $5 or $10, respectively) and unlimited sodas all day. (The price of the stein or mason jar includes the first fill.) Tickets will be available at the door and will be cash only.

We’ll have a variety of German inspired beers including:

Scratch Marzen — brewed in March and lagered all year until our Oktoberfest!
Carrot Weiss — Berliner weiss-style with wild carrot roots and flowers
Lavender-Smoked Scratchbier — Smoked golden ale with lavender-smoked malt
Lemon Balm Roggenbier — Hefeweizen-like rye ale brewed with lemongrass and lemon balm
Rosemary Schwarzbier — Black near-lager brewed with rosemary from our garden
Dry-Hopped Apple Weiss — wheat beer brewed with southern Illinois apples

Celebrating the incredible artists in our area is part of the goal of our Oktoberfest each year which is why we have handmade steins for sale by local artists. If you have purchased a Scratch stein in the past, you are welcome to use that stein to enjoy beers throughout the day without purchasing a new one.

This is all topped off with fantastic German food from our friends at Kitchen Kulture available for purchase separately. See their full menu below.

Come out and enjoy great beer, great food, and great art!

Food from Kitchen Kulture:

Bavarian Pulled Pork ($10)
Beer brined pulled pork, cider braised cabbage & apple mustard on a grilled pretzel bun

Sweet Potato Casserole ($10)
Sweet potato and spiced apple compote, caraway creme fraiche and field greens

KK Classic Grilled Cheese ($6)
The Kitchen Kulture classic with sharp cheddar and fig jam on sourdough

Scratch Brewing Company, Ava IL
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