Fort Myers Brewing Company is gearing up for this year’s four-day Oktoberfest event, featuring craft beer, authentic German food and live music from Thursday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 15 in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers Brewing will have a wide variety of festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy all weekend long. A vast selection of locally brewed beers will be on tap, as well as limited-time releases of Fort Myers Brewing’s signature Oktoberfest beers, including the Oktoberfest, a traditional German-style Marzen lager with delicious and balanced malt flavors, Pump-Q-Lees, a tasty imperial pumpkin ale, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Live performances will take place throughout the weekend from headliners including Ben Allen Band, Rock Republic, Briz & Lady, Ralph Curtis and more. There will be German-inspired eats from popular trucks such as Currywurst, Grace’s Taste of Poland, Wicked Streatery, The Meat Cottage, Smokin Crow and more. The brewery will also host a stein-hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest in which participants must hold a full stein in their outstretched arm as long as possible without spilling any beer.
The brewery is also releasing limited-edition Oktoberfest swag, including commemorative glasses and T-shirts, available for purchase in the tap room.
Oktoberfest will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.
The schedule for Oktoberfest includes:
Thursday, Oct. 12 (2 to 10 p.m.)
- Food Trucks: Grace’s Taste of Poland, King’s Tacos & Burritos, Mad Brunch, South Co. Pizza, Viet Yum
- Live Music: Petra & Teresa (3 p.m.), Briz & Lady (6:30 p.m.)
Friday, Oct. 13 (2 to 11 p.m.)
- Food trucks: Currywurst, Don’t Give Up, Mambo, The Meat Cottage, Wicked Streatery
- Live music: Bobby Blakey (3 p.m.), Ben Allen Band (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 14 (Noon to 11 p.m.)
- Food trucks: Between the Bunz, King’s Tacos & Burritos, Pryceless Island Grill, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Wicked Streatery
- Live music: Slim Gillian (1 p.m.), DJ Nate (4 p.m.), Rock Republic (7 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 15 (Noon to 8 p.m.)
- Food trucks: Easy Cheesy, Fat Thor, Mobstah Lobstah, Smokin’ Crow’s BBQ
- Live music: Gator Nate (noon), Ralph Curtis (4 p.m.)
About Fort Myers Brewing Company
Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County and continues to lead Southwest Florida’s surging craft beer movement. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small-batch specialties. Its ales, pilsners, stouts, IPAs and hard seltzers are winners of multiple prestigious awards, including a gold at the 2022 World Beer Cup, golds at the Best Florida Beer Competition and Great American Beer Festival, and Grand National Champion at the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Open Hard Seltzer Championships. Fort Myers Brewing was named “Best Large Brewery in Florida” in 2016 and received the Business Resiliency and Innovation of the Year Award at the Lee County Economic Development Office, Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation’s 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards. Its beers are poured at 1,600 locations, including bars, restaurants and retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMBrew.com or call 239-313-6576.