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.