Oktoberfest at Mt. Hood Meadows


It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting locally than Mt. Hood Meadows to host an Oktoberfest celebration. On Sunday, September 4th this festival will be packed with craft beers and bavarian food with a full view of Mt. Hood from the resort’s outdoor Sun Deck. Organizers say that the alpine setting and robust seasonal brews will help transport revelers to Bavaria the origin of the Oktoberfest tradition.

More from the press release:
In 1810 Bavarian Crown Prince Louis, later King Louis I of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. – Oktoberfest was born.

“We will have our own little Munich here at Meadows,” says Meadows’ Dave Tragethon. “We are so fortunate to have some of the ‘Best of Craft Beer’ Award Winning microbrews in the country served right here at our event. If you love beer, the mountain, great food and good friends, you’ll want to join us for Oktoberfest.”

Local brewers will pour tasters of different seasonal brews announcing the changing of the season and beginning of the fall festivals. Wine and cider will also be poured for added variety.

Entrance to the event is $14 and includes four (4 oz) drink tokens and a commemorative keepsake Meadows logoed mug. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 each.

Meadows Executive Chef Dan DeHay will enhance the regular BBQ menu with Oktoberfest specialties including pastrami bratwurst with sauerkraut, chicken apple sausage with caramelized onion and German potato salad.

Oktoberfest is scheduled from 11 AM – 3 PM Sunday, September 4 at Mt. Hood Meadows which coincides with the scenic chairlift operation that provides a totally uplifting experience to spectacular views of the Cascades and access to prime hiking. The chairlift ride is $10.

For more details visit the resort website www.YourMountainHome.com.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com