Local Brew Pub Celebrates Fall Tradition with Popular Seasonal Beers, Authentic German Alpine Music by Liab’ und Schneid and Delicious Oktoberfest Fare
***DC Area’s First Brew Pub Since Prohibition Cheers
20th Anniversary of Brewing in DC***
     Arlington, VA – Willkommen! Lift a stein and say “prost” in celebration of fall. Celebrating 20 years of brewing more than 200 different styles of beer, Capitol City Brewing Company will host its thirteenth annualMid-Atlantic Oktoberfest Beer Festival ( at The Village at Shirlington in Arlington on Saturday, October 6 from 12:00 noon – 7:00 p.m. (all beer taps close at 6:00 p.m.).
     Capitol City Brewing Co. will serve traditional German favorites including bratwurst, sauerkraut and fresh soft pretzels and feature its popular seasonal selections: Oktoberfest Lager and Pumpkinator Ale. Liab’ und Schneid – the Mid-Atlantic’s premier duo for live authentic German Alpine music — will entertain revelers with traditional dance music as they sample select hand crafted beers and enjoy food from a variety of local vendors and popular Shirlington Village eateries.
     Following a tradition that started in the early 1880s in Munich, Germany, Capitol City’s Oktoberfest is celebrating its thirteenth triumphant year and anticipates thousands of attendees to drink and sample more than 100 different beers, ales and lagers from more than 50 local breweries that will provide at least two beer choices.
     Admission for beer drinkers is $25 (one general admission pass per person), which includes a wristband, official tasting glass, and ten drink tickets. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $1 each with a 5 tickets minimum. The event is free for non-drinkers and children. Oktoberfest 2012 will be held rain or shine with a limited number of tickets sold at the event.
     For more information on Capitol City Brewing Company, please visit: Find Capitol City Brewing Company on Facebook: and on Twitter: @CapCityBrewers.
WHAT:       Thirteenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest Beer Festival
                        *Oktoberfest 2012 will be held rain or shine*
WHO:         Capitol City Brewing Company
                  More than 50 area breweries
                  Live authentic Alpine Music and Traditional German Fare
WHEN:       Saturday, October 6, 2012
                  12:00 noon-7:00 p.m.
                  All Beer Taps Close at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:    The Village at Shirlington
                4001 Campbell Avenue
                Outdoor Streetscape
                Arlington, VA 22206
                (703) 578-3888
COST:        $25 includes: wristband, tasting glass and ten drink tickets
                  Additional drink tickets $1 each with a 5 ticket minimum
                  Ticket sales are limited – first come first serve
                  Free for non-drinkers
Contact:     Matt Hagan
                  Steven Eliopoulos
                  (202) 483-3003
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About Capitol City Brewing Company
Capitol City Brewing Co. opened its doors in 1992 as the first brewpub in the nation’s capitol since prohibition, thus giving its citizens and its many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest handcrafted beer in the country. On the front of the menu is the symbol of freedom, the Lady Freedom, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol.
The dedicated brewers identify and use only the highest quality hops, fresh yeast and select malt to brew many of the world’s great ales and lagers. Capitol City’s state of the art craft brewing system is located in our Arlington, Virginia restaurant and enables our talented brewers to closely monitor each phase of the brewing process and provide beer within hours of completion, fresher than ever thought possible.

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