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Over 30 regional breweries expected at Oktoberfest’s Craft Beer Night

The 14th Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer night expects sampling from over 100 different regional beverage options, including ciders.

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It would have been the 15th Annual Craft Beer Night in 2022, but we won’t bring that up …

The fan favorite sampling event, however, takes place Thursday at the Downtown Festgrounds.

Craft Beer Night will be in the Garden Stage Area with lots of room to move around, sample beverages, and get to know the brewers themselves.

Not only are you able to sample all these regional beverages, CBN is an opportunity to get to know the folks behind the label. Breweries send brewers and other employees to hand out samples and answer any beer geek questions festgoers may have.

The event will have more craft beer vendors than last year.

Alex Lueck told Z93 that there are over 30 regional breweries expected at the event, and three cider vendors.

VIP tickets are sold out for Thursday night’s tasting event, but General Admission tickets are still available. Tickets are $60 and include your 3 day pass to Oktoberfest ($20 value), a commemorative glass, and unlimited access to craft breweries and cider vendors.

VIP entry is at 4 p.m. and General Admission begins at 5 p.m. with the last beer poured a little after 8 p.m.

Last year’s CBN had 300 samplers attend and this year’s maximum is 500 GA tickets. As of last week, Lueck said they were already over 350 tickets purchased.

There will be also be more food vendors this year, right next to the Craft Beer Night area.

Tickets for Oktoberfest’s Craft Beer night can be purchased through their website.

Todd and Jennifer Wiedenhaft of Skeleton Craft Brewery get prepared for Craft Brew Night at the Oktoberfest grounds on Sept. 26, 2019.

Tracy has worked at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 2004. She is half of the Z93 Morning Buzz with Brittany and Ballzer and coordinates Z93's charity, Zcare. She writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse and announces for the Mississippi Valley Mayhem Roller Derby team.

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