Saturday, September 20, 2014
3:00pm - 9:00pm
2014 marks the fifth year of The Hotel at Auburn University’s Oktoberfest. For the first three years, the event was held in the intimate setting of our Terrace Room and around our pool, allowing for about 150 attendees. Last year we expanded the event to its current location in our north parking lot. This allowed us to grow attendance by 300 percent in one year. We are expecting an attendance of 1,000 craft beer enthusiasts to attend this year’s Oktoberfest.
Each local, regional and national brewery in attendance will showcase a small selection of beers, giving attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of great brews. Select breweries will also present one-off beers, which are brewed specifically to be served at Oktoberfest.
Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham
Back Forty Beer Co., Gadsden
Below the Radar, Huntsville
Blue Pants Brewery, Madison
Good People Brewing Company, Birmingham
Straight to Ale, Huntsville
Yellowhammer Brewery, Huntsville
ACE Hard Cider, Sebastopol
Anchor Brewing, San Francisco
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico
Stone Brewing Co., Escondido
Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons
Left Hand Brewing Company, Longmont
Cigar City Brewing, Tampa
Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta
Finch's Beer Co., Chicago
Samuel Adams, Boston
Harpoon Brewery, Boston
Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids
Bell's Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown
River Dog Brewing Co., Ridgeland
The Traveler Beer Co., Burlington
Vermont Hard Cider Company, Middlebury
Hinterland, Green Bay
Innis & Gunn, Edinburgh
New to 2014, Oktoberfest will feature “Homebrew Alley,” where home brewers are given the opportunity to showcase their craft to the festival goers. OFficial BJCP judges will judge each home brewers’ samples, and they will select one winner. The homebrew master winner and head brewer of Blue Pants Brewery will get to spend time brewing their recipe as a one-off beer in the Blue Pants facility. Once it’s produced, The Hotel at Auburn University will feature the winning beer selection on draft for a limited time.
There will also be a crowd favorite that is voted on throughout the festival and winner will be announced at the same time as the homebrew master.
For those interested in becoming a homebrewer or wanting more information on Oktoberfest please Contact Adam Keeshan for more information. (334)321-3165 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fill out the entry form below:
Regrestration Deadline for homebrewers | August 15, 2014
Sample Drop-Off or Delivery Deadline | September 5, 2014
Homebrewer contestants will be chosen and contacted | September 8, 2014
FAQ for Home Brewers:
How many beers can I enter?
You may enter up to four types of beer however you must produce a minimum of 5 gallons per beer entered if selected.
What will be provided?
We will provide the tent, tables, large cooler, ice and a banner with your information printed. You will be responsible for all supplies if pouring draft beer beyond what is listed above.
How much is it to enter?
The hombrewers selcted on September 5th will then go online to pay the $50 entry fee. There is no fee to submit samples. The $50 will cover all of the items listed above and will also include admittance into the event for you and one guest. There are no fees for sampling addittional beers.
How will it be judged?
There will be one overall winner and will not be judged by style. We do ask for the style of the beer on the entry form to ensure the beer meets the standards of the BJCP.
Where can I drop my samples?
Beer Samples can be dropped off or mailed to Adam Keeshan at The Hotel at Auburn University, 241. S College Street, Auburn, AL 36830. Deadline for samples to be submitted is September 5, 2014. All samples should contain a label with the brewers name, contact information and style of beer.
PRE SALE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
General Admission | Pre Sale $35
General Admission tickets include:
- Entry into the festival, including beer tasting
- Souvenir glass
Pre Sale ends Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 3:00pm. (48 hours prior to event)
Eat, Drink, & Be German Package | Pre Sale $60- CLOSED
- One general admission ticket
- Four food tickets to use at event
- Oktoberfest T-shirt
Pre Sale ends Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00pm.
State Farm Designated Driver | FREE
Kathy Powell State Farm is sponsoring this year’s Designated Drivers! Designated drivers will receive free entry into Oktoberfest and (2) non-alcoholic drink tokens that can be redeemed for soda or bottled water at the State Farm tent inside the event.
Oktoberfest Package at The Hotel at Auburn University | $225- CLOSED
The Hotel at Auburn University is offering a special Oktoberfest package which includes:
- Two General Admission Tickets
- Four Food Tickets to use at the event
- Two Oktoberfest T-shirts
- A Saturday night stay in a deluxe room
- Breakfast buffet for two in Ariccia Sunday morning
Package available online through Friday, September 12th, 2014
Food & Non-Alcoholic Drink Tokens
Food and non-alcoholic drink tokens can be purchased at the event. Food tokens are $5 and non-alcoholic drink tokens are $2.
Where can I purchase tickets to Oktoberfest?
Tickets will be available online at http://auoktoberfest2014.bpt.me/ starting August 1 at 8:00am.
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University located at 241 S. College Street across from the Auburn University Library.
I am not from the Auburn area, is there a place for me to stay?
The Hotel at Auburn University is offering a special Oktoberfest Package which includes tickets to the event, food tickets to use at the event, Oktoberfest T-Shirts, a Saturday night stay and breakfast for two on Sunday morning. Book your Package!
Will food be available at the event?
Yes. The Hotel at Auburn University will have 2 food tents which will offer a selection of German Oktoberfest staples. Food tickets will be available at the event for $5.
Are pets allowed?
The Hotel at Auburn University is a pet-friendly hotel however we ask that guests do not bring their pets due to the large volume of people attending the event.
How much will tickets be at the event?
General admission tickets will be available for $45 at the event. Food tickets can also be purchased for $5. Pre-Sale tickets are available online for $35.
Where should I park for Oktoberfest?
Parking at the hotel will be limited to hotel guests. Additional parking is available downtown or across the street from the hotel in the Auburn University library parking deck.
How early can I pick up my tickets from Will Call?
Registration will open at 1:30pm on Saturday in front of the hotel. Guests may purchase event tickets for $45 or pick up their Will Call tickets. If you are picking up Will Call tickets you must have a photo ID stating you are 21 years of age or older.
Why is Oktoberfest in September?
The original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is celebrated in September and continues until the beginning of October.
Why is the event no longer around the pool?
Over the last 5 years, the event has grown from 10-12 breweries which featured around 20-24 craft beers to 30 breweries featuring over 100 craft beers. With the increase in breweries, Oktoberfest out grew the Terrace Room and Pool and was moved to the North parking lot to better accommodate the large crowds.