Can’t get to Munich for Oktoberfest this year? You can enjoy a festival-style pint right here in the North Sound during Sunnylandfest. This neighborhood garden party/pub crawl is a celebration of German-style “festbiers,” and five different local breweries will be taking part. The annual event returns for its third year Sept.15-19, and you’re invited to join in on the fun. 

In honor of the occasion, the five participating breweries– Wander Brewing, Stemma Brewing Co., Twin Sisters Brewing Company, Otherlands Beer, and Kulshan Brewing Co.— will be releasing a special beer (or two) in the traditional Oktoberfest style. According to Otherlands Co-Owner Karolina Lobrow, participants have an incentive to sample one of each. 

“Grab a punch card and try a beer from Wander, Stemma, Twin Sisters, Otherlands, and Kulshan and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win swag packages that contain items from each brewery,” Lobrow says.  

But the beer isn’t the only thing to get excited about: Attendees can also expect a range of entertainment and activities, with each celebration being unique to the individual brewery. In addition to the new beers, each participating location will put their own unique spin on the occasion with happenings such as live music, Oktoberfest-style contests, a brewers’ pub crawl, food specials, and much more. 

For information and hours, attendees are encouraged to visit the websites of each individual brewery. As for the dress code? According to Lobrow, festival attire is encouraged– so if you’ve been looking for an occasion to break out the lederhosen, now is your chance. Prost!