Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Celebrates FigtoberFest

Posted on Sep 20 by SEASONS Magazine

FigtoberFest, courtesy Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

FigtoberFest, Courtesy Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Every September, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company hosts FigtoberFest, a local beer and music festival, in honor of the traditional OktoberFest celebration. This year will be no different, and Fig Mountain Brew is throwing their raucous gathering on Saturday, September 23 from 1 p.m. to close. The festivities aren’t limited to just one of their locations, but are held at all six of their taprooms in Arroyo Grande, Buellton, Los Olivos, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Westlake Village!

As Co-founder and Vice-President, Jim Dietenhofer, says, “Who doesn’t love an excuse to put on lederhosen and drink great beer? Hosting FigtoberFest at all six locations allows everyone up and down the central coast to participate in the festivities.”

Figtober Fest beer is brewed annually for the fall, and is included in a special stein package available during the event. Stein deals are available for $10, which includes a souvenir stein and your first fill of their delicious award-winning FigtoberFest lager. Enjoy your own lager in pints, mugs or steins for only $5 all day long, with new specialty releases that are also available for purchase.

Courtesy Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Signature contests such as stein and keg-holding contests are hosted at each taproom for a chance to win locally sourced prizes. If you’re feeling festive make sure to dress up in your FigtoberFest best—think lederhosen and dirndls—for a chance to win big at the costume contest.

Each taproom is also selling specialty German food, such as beer bratwurst and pretzels! In the Westlake Village, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria and Buellton locations guests can experience a full menu of delicious German dishes. Guests are also treated to live music as taprooms spin festive music and host local bands all day.

Rock out to the Bryan Titus Trio in Santa Barbara, the Ventucky String Band and New Vibe in Buellton, Judith & the Jazz Krewe and Trio Internationale in Santa Maria and Arroyo Grande and the Paul Chesne Band in Westlake Village.

Admission is free and the more the merrier, so get your dancing shoes and lederhosen ready for an uproarious party!

Call 805/694-2252  or visit www.FigtoberFest.com for hours, directions and further details.

—Lohana Richmond

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