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Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest returns for seventh year

Submitted by on October 13, 2011 – 7:00 amNo Comment

Firestone Walker’s Oaktoberfest beer festival is coming back for the seventh time on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, and returning to the Avila Beach Golf Resort in Avila Beach, California.  And as always a portion of the proceeds will benefit Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

“Last year was the best Oaktoberfest yet,” said Jamie Smith, Firestone’s marketing manager. “And we hope to do even better this year.”

Last year was the first year that the festival was held at the Avila Beach Golf Resort and saw more than 3,000 brew enthusiasts enjoying an array of events and beers.

This year’s festival will feature several Firestone Walker beers on tap, including of course Oaktoberfest, and a few German brews to match the theme. Plenty of German cuisine such as bratwurst, sauerbraten and hot soft pretzels will be available as well.

This year’s festival will feature Beer Olympics, live music from polka favorites Trio International and ’80s cover band Fast Times, inflatable pubs, food and several beer gardens.

Returning Keg Toss champion Teddy Swan said he is looking forward to the challenge of tossing the firkin farther than his 62-foot mark of last year.

“Yeah, I’m stoked to get back out there and throw back some beers and hurl that keg,” Swan said.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. and buses will available to transport people to and from the event leaving from San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. Included in the $20 advance ticket price  or $25 at the gate will be a commemorative half-liter beer stein, the first beer and admission into the event. Additional beers will be available for one Oaktoberfest mark each, which will be sold for $6 each or four for $20.

Tickets are available online or at Firestone Walker Brewing Company Paso Robles. More info can be found by visiting www.Oaktoberfest.com.

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