To kick off one of the most awaited seasons for beer fanatics, Catawba Brewing Co. will host OktoBEERfest on Aug. 23 from 5-11 p.m. The event will bring Germany to Charlotte with a stein special, Catawba’s Festbier release, and German-style bites from the Strudelteig Food Truck.


OktoBEERfest – What’s on Tap
· $10 take-home mini stein filled with Festbier (while supplies last)
· Festbier 2019 debut
· German-style food from Strudelteig Food Truck (5-10pm)
· LIVE music from VonHunter (7-10pm)
· And more!!!
Festbier German-Style Lager Returns
Festbier (5.3 percent ABV), an authentic German-style lager, makes its triumphant return just in time to honor another fall festival – the world’s original beer fest. Brewed according to modern day Bavarian standards, Catawba’s Festbier represents a lighter, more sessionable evolution of the classic Märzen style. This easy-drinker showcases its distinctive Vienna malt character. Balanced with a touch of Noble hop bitterness, it finishes smooth and clean. It is available in draft and 12 oz. 6-pack cans at all Catawba tasting rooms and in five-state distribution.
For more event information, visit the Facebook event page here. The Charlotte tasting room is located at 933 Louise Ave.
Catawba Brewing Co. has been an industry leader in Western North Carolina’s craft beer scene for two decades. The company was founded in 1999 by WNC natives, the Pyatt family, who were inspired by their weekend homebrew hobby. From humble beginnings, the business has grown exponentially to become a major craft beer supplier across five states. Catawba now operates breweries and tasting rooms in three NC cities – Morganton, Asheville, and Charlotte – embracing a hybrid wholesale/retail strategy. With the 2018 acquisition of Palmetto Brewing Co. in Charleston, SC, the Pyatt family hobby has spawned one of the Southeast’s largest and most diverse craft brewing entities. Learn more at