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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Adds Zinzinnati Bier Garten Area to Feature Exclusive Sam Adams Samples, Local Craft Beers, Live Music, Giant Video Screen

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

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The new Zinzinnati Bier Garten, featuring local craft breweries, sports and entertainment, has been added at Third and Race Streets, downtown, for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati’s 40th anniversary, September 16-18,.

Zinzinnati Bier Garten participating breweries include:

Haven Hefeweizen
Oktober Fuel
Storm Golden Cream Ale
Twisted Bit Dortmunder Lager
The Great Pumpcan
Happy Amber

In addition, Samuel Adams will sample three new, exclusive beers, brewed in Cincinnati. Those who visit the Zinzinnati Bier Garten will have the opportunity to taste and vote on their favorite style. The most popular style will be chosen for Samuel Adams’ soon to be released “513 beer,” that will be available for a limited time just in Cincinnati and the surrounding area.

“Sam Adams has been a proud partner of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati for many years. It’s hard to believe the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the U.S. can be made better, but Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is celebrating its 40th anniversary by adding the Zinzinnati Bier Garten,” said Jim Koch, Sam Adams brewer and founder, and Cincinnati native. “We can’t wait to have festival-goers help us choose the beer that we’ll brew exclusively for Cincinnati and the surrounding area – and we’ll be pouring some of our favorite beers like Sam Adams OctoberFest and Boston Lager.”

“Entertainment for the Zinzinnati Bier Garten will include live music and an 11’ X 6’ video screen to watch sporting events,” added Cynthia Oxley, director of Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. “Additionally, 50-inch TVs will show Zinzinnati’s favorite teams in every fest tent.”

Zinzinnati Bier Garten live music schedule:

Friday, September 16
5-7 pm – die Pässe (The Passports)
8- 11 pm – Mak Show (Shut Up & Drive)

Saturday, September 17
12-3 pm – Robin Lacy & Tanzparty (DeZydeco)
4-7 pm – Schwan (Swan)
8-11pm – Das Whamenschnitzels (The Whammies)

Sunday, September 18
12-3 pm – Naked Karate Fräuleins (Girls)
5-9 pm – Gee Your Band Schnellz Vunderba (Smells Terrific)

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2016 will take place at a new location, on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets, downtown. Visit for information on parking, directions and transit to Cincinnati Reds baseball games and the largest Oktoberfest in the nation.

About Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and presented by Sam Adams, is September 16-18, 2016 on Second and Third Streets, between Walnut and Elm Streets in downtown. Zinzinnati. The celebration showcases the region’s rich German heritage, as well as tasty samples of German-style music, food and beer. First held in 1976, the event has grown to be America’s largest Oktoberfest with more than 600,000 people attending each year.

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