The Greens at Rose Bowl Stadium will be transformed into a haven of hoppy delight when CraftoberFest returns November 5th. Back for their fifth annual celebration of L.A. craft beer, German culture, and plenty of food, music, and more, this event promises to be another outstanding Volksfest (beer festival). With unlimited pours from over a whopping 50 local microbreweries and a live performance from the world-renowned musician Festmeister Hans, this Bavarian bash is sure to be one for the books.
Before CraftoberFest, you’d have to travel all the way to Munich to partake in this 200 year-old honoring of German tradition. But come November 5th, you’ll find a slice of Munich right here in SoCal. Just outside the Rose Bowl are The Greens, a lush, wide-open space that is the perfect spot for this celebration of drinking, dancing, and making merry. With lawn games and live music, there’s no better way to usher in fall than CraftoberFest.
Some of the best craft breweries in all of Los Angeles will be in attendance, including Golden Road, Paperback, Elysian, Three Weavers, Breckenridge, LA Ale Works, and Spaten, but this revelry is for anyone and everyone. Kids are welcome, and those 12 and under get in for free. Dogs are also allowed, so bring the whole family! There will also be non-alcoholic beverages available.
A ticket to this jolly jamboree will get you a 5oz tasting glass you’ll be given upon entry. The fun and games of CraftoberFest are expected to last three and a half hours, but you can stay even longer by getting a VIP ticket. This will get you entry into the festival a full hour before the gates are officially open. Whether you get the General Admission or VIP ticket, you’ll of course get unlimited pours of the best craft beer around.
Oktoberfest is all about the German concept of “Gemütlichkeit,” which loosely translates to “comfort in celebration.” Gemütlichkeit is all about cherishing life with delicious food and drinks, lively music, and good people. CraftoberFest will have all of the above and even more when it opens November 5th. And if you’re feeling like going all-out, throw on your finest Lederhosen or Dirndl!
Tickets for this jubilant commemoration of German culture and beloved brews are now on sale, but they won’t last long! After four successful CraftoberFests, this year is expected to be bigger and better than ever. So don’t miss out, grab your tickets and start practicing your “prost!”