Oktoberfest starts tonight at Gordon Biersch

September 10, 2013
Gordon Biersch
The downtown Gordon Biersch brewpub, at the corner of Ninth and F streets NW, is housed in a historic bank. (Photo by Mark Finkenstaedt)

Oktoberfest -- the real one in Munich -- doesn't start until Sept. 21, but we're already seeing plenty of Oktoberfest beers on tap around town. Tonight, Gordon Biersch is unveiling its seasonal Festbier at its Penn Quarter location. From 6 to 8 p.m., you can sample passed appetizers in the bar area and get a stein of Festbier poured from a wooden keg on the bar while a German oompah band plays. A portion of the proceeds benefit DC Central Kitchen.

Fritz Hahn has written about bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. A product of Prince George's County public schools, Fritz majored in journalism at the University of Maryland and lives in the District.
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