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2012 Oktoberfest Roundup

That subtle drop in the mercury and the sudden reapparance of your favorite cardigan can mean only one thing: it's time for Oktoberfest.  Or should I say Oktoberfests

I should, because this year, there are more O'fests (and Harvest fests, Pumpkin parties, etc) than you can shake a stein at.  Check out our handy synopsis for all things autumnal.  And feel free to add anything we missed in the comments.

Baying Hound - Fall Equinox Festival - 1108 Taft St, Rockville, MD - Thursday 9/20 - Saturday 9/22, 12-10

  • The guys will be pouring special fall releases from the brewery taps.

Redwood - 2nd Annual Oktoberfest - 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD - Saturday 9/22, 1-8

  • Redwood takes over Bethesda row, showcasing 15 breweries, local restaurants, and a pie-eating contest.

Brewmaster's Castle and All Points West - Oktoberfest - 1317 New Hampshire Ave NW - Saturday 9/22, 2-5

  • Chamber collective APW will perform German music while you sip on German brews in the castle of a German-American brewer.  Very German.

Bar Dupont - Oktoberfest - 1500 New Hampshire Ave NW - Saturday 9/22 - Sunday 9/30, noon til close; music 9/23 2-7, 9/27 6-9; 9/28 6-10

  • Paulaner & Sam Adams O'fest will flow, wurst & pretzels will abound, and polka music will be shredded on the patio-cum-biergarten.

Mad Fox - Oktoberfest - 444 West Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA - Sunday 9/23, 11-6

  • Mad Fox looks out for hopheads with an IPA-heavy O'fest: 25 beers from top regional breweries, German food, live music, and plenty of sunshine.

Big Hunt - Oktoberfest - 1345 Connecticut Ave NW - Monday 9/24, 4-close

  • Barman extraordinaire Eric pours appropriate offerings from Avery, Port City, Great Lakes, Bell's, Schlafly, and Hofbrau (by pint or liter!).  Brats & kraut too.

Boundary Road - Oktoberfest Menu Kickoff - 414 H St NE - Monday 9/24, 5-close

  • O'fests and seasonals grace the taps/fridge while the kitchen cranks out schnitzel, spaetzle, and other German goodies; menu runs for about 2 weeks.

Jackson 20 - Oktoberfest Craft Canned Beer Dinner - 480 King St, Alexandria, VA - Thursday 9/27, 7-10

  • Six courses will be paired with six craft cans, curated by Josef Fritz of Hop & Wine and drunk by you.

Pizzeria Paradiso - Autumn Fest - All locations - Monday 10/1 - Friday 10/5

  • Pizza P is doing it all this year: all 3 venues are dedicating their lines to Oktoberfests, pumpkin beers, ciders, and harvest ales.

Capitol City Shirlington13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest - 4001 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA - Saturday 10/6, 12-7

  • Cap City hosts 50 breweries at the Village at Shirlington for a raucous, rain-or-shine affair.

Neighborhood Restaurant Group - Snallygaster - 3rd and Water St SE - Saturday 10/13, 1-5

  • Food, music, family activities, and of course beer: O'fests, harvests, rarities, casks, Franconian kegs, and even beers brewed for the event.
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