It's all beers and brats over the next two weekends as breweries and taprooms across Southern Arizona put on their version of Germany's annual Oktoberfest celebrations.
Here is what's on tap:
Friday, Oct. 5 — Sunday, Oct. 7 — Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House
Ten55 is breaking in its brand new German beer house-themed digs downtown, at 110 E. Congress St., with a three-day Oktoberfest extravaganza, featuring Old World German beers, German cuisine, live music, a stein-holding contest and more.
Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sunday.
Saturday, October 6 — Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road
It's German hospitality meets Old West spirit at Trail Dust Town's annual Oktoberfest celebration, running from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.
The fest will include beer from a long list of Arizona breweries, including 1912 Brewing Co, Catalina Brewing Company, Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., Sentinel Peak Brewing Company, Thunder Canyon Brewstillery, and Uncle Bear's Brewery
The Bouncing Czechs will provide live entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m.
Courtyard admission is free. Drinks and attractions cost extra.
Saturday, October 6 — Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin
Button Brew House will be the place to be in Marana on Saturday, October 6, as the brewery launches its inaugural Oktoberfest, running from noon to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 6800 N. Camino Martin.
Many of Southern Arizona's finest beer producers will be on hand, including BlackRock Brewers, Borderlands Brewing, Catalina Brewing, Copper Brothel Brewing, Harbottle Brewing, Dragoon Brewing and Tombstone Brewing.
A portion of the event will benefit the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Saturday, October 6 — Hops & Vines, 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita
Shoot down to Sonoita on Saturday, October 6, for Arizona Hops & Vine's annual Oktoberfest festivities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tucson's German Food Station food truck will provide the eats. There will be German games, beer from Elgin Brewing, polka music from the Musikmiesters and even a wiener dog race.
Tickets are $20-$25. More info here.