Snallygaster is not technically part of Oktoberfest: No dirndls, no blaring oompah music. It's also held the weekend after everything wraps up in Munich. But if you're a fan of good German beer, or just beer in general, this well-organized festival in Union Market's parking lot is one of fall's must-do events. Greg Engert, the beer expert behind ChurchKey, Rustico and the forthcoming Bluejacket, selected about 200 beers for Snallygaster, including 16 gravity-poured casks of kellerbier from Franconia, smoky rauchbiers and sour Berliner weisse and gose, in addition to thirst-quenching Oktoberfest styles.
Beyond German beer, look for seasonal fresh-hop ales and pumpkin beers and a focus on small Virginia producers as well as rare English ales. Red Apron Butchery will be serving brats and hot dogs, lawn games will be available, and DJs and stilt-walkers will be among the entertainers.
You have chosen to submit a user review for possible removal by our editorial staff due to its offensive or inappropriate nature. Please confirm that you would like the review submitted for evaluation. If our editors find that the review does not fall within our user review guidelines, then it will be removed promptly.
The user review that you selected has been submitted for evaluation by our editors. It usually takes us about 5-7 days to evaluate a review.