Rare & Unusual Beers to be had at The Rotary Club of Canton’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest set for
Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Rotary Club of Canton is hosting the 2nd Annual Canton Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 17, 2016 on Market Square in downtown Canton. A wide variety of special craft beers will be available beginning at 2pm and running until 7pm.
Featured at this year’s event will be some specialty brews that are unavailable anywhere else. Canton Brewing Company will be pouring their Oktoberfest Marzen Lager and their Mandarina Hopped Saison. Platform Brewing Company is providing their New Cleveland Pilsner/Pale Ale and their Yammy Yammy Spiced Ale. Royal Docks will be bringing their Prodigal Son IPA as well as a special beer called Spiced Oddity. This beer is a collaboration between Royal Docks and Ground Zero Beer in Romania. Other breweries include Maize Valley, R Shea Brewing Company, Scenic Brewing Company, Millersburg Brewing Company, Mucky Duck Brewing Company, Ohio Brewing Company and Thirsty Dog.
Also on tap will be Southern Tier’s Pumking, Great Lakes Nosferatu and Oktoberfest, Ballast Point’s Sculpin, Ayinger’s Oktoberfest and Market Garden’s Old Zahm.
Biery Cheese and Brewster Cheese are providing samplings that are free with admission. Food will also be for sale. Jesse’s Best BBQ will be cooking up pulled pork sandwiches and cole slaw. Stray Dog Cart is preparing bratwurst, hot dogs, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad and spiced apples. For those who just have the munchies, chips and pretzels will be available.
Tickets are now available to purchase at the presale price of $40 online at cantonrotary.org. Tickets are also for sale at Canton Brewing Company, Royal Docks Brewing Company and Scenic Brewing Company. Tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the event for the same price. A $5 designated driver ticket is also available.
Come early and stay all day. Entertainment begins at 2:00 with the Del Sinchak Band. The traditional “tapping of the keg” will take place at 4:30 with the help of the Cleveland Donauschwäbische Blaskapelle. Make sure you vote for your favorite brewery and stay for the announcement of who will win the title at 6:45! Official Oktoberfest t shirts and pins will also be for sale.
The event is sponsored by: Canton Repository, Young Truck Sales, Hall Kistler, Sol Harris Day, Canton Chair, Frito Lay, Sysco, Davies Drugs, Ron Miller & Co., Beese Fulmer, Farmers Bank, Premier Bank, Quonset Hut, Abbott Electric, Cain Motors, Consumers National Bank, Paragraphics and Westfield Bank.
The proceeds from Oktoberfest will benefit the Canton Rotary Charitable Fund. The Rotary Club of Canton has donated over $100,000 to the following organizations for the 2015-16 Rotary year: the City of Canton for the Market Square project, RYLA, Rotary Scouts, Crime Prevention Project, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Philomatheon Society, Stark County District Library, Salvation Army, Akron-Canton Food Bank and the American Red Cross.