Though it may have originated in Munich, Oktoberfest has since spanned the globe, popping up in new towns and cities at the beginning of each fall.The Denver, CO, Oktoberfest has long been considered the very best in the country. If you’re wondering why, all you need to do is check out this handy guide.
About Denver Oktoberfest
Back in 1969, Fred and Hertha Thomas owned two different shops in Larimer Square—a café and a small boutique. That same year, they decided to bring a little Munich to the Mile High City by tapping a keg of beer and serving pretzels and radishes in front of their stores.
Larimer is still, to this day (49 years later!) the home of Denver’s Oktoberfest. The biggest difference is that it’s grown a little bit.
Well, it has grown colossally, to be honest, now drawing crowds in the hundreds of thousands. If you’re looking to see why, then head down to Larimer Square the last two weekends in September this year (Friday-Sunday). You’ll soon find out…
Schnitzels and Steins
Authentic German means two things: Savory food and sudsy steins.
Drinks can be purchased using pre-bought tickets (one for $6 or four for $20). Most 16-ounce beers will cost you a single ticket, but you can purchase full steins and 2-ticket refills. Available beers include:
- Spaten Oktoberfest
- Breckenridge White Ale
- Frankziskaner Weissbeer
- Superfuzz Blood Orange
Once you’ve got a stein in hand, head over to some of the food vendors on site. You’ll be able to indulge in tons of German favorites such as bratwurst, sauerkraut, and warm Bavarian pretzels (all perfect sponges for your brews).
With endless food and drinks abounding, plus live music all day, you’re not going to want to leave.
Mile High Brews Worth Celebrating
There’s a good reason why upwards of 350,000 people flock to Denver every September to join the festivities. It’s about so much more than just the beer. More so, it’s about the party and the community fun the follows. Be sure to visit to find out what we mean.