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This Year, Octfest Goes Beyond Beer

October 11, 2019

By October Staff, October 11, 2019

Devoted readers of October know that while our first love is craft beer, we can get down with everything from kombucha made with a didgeridoo to mead made by a former Disney Channel star. The world’s beverage aisles are also expanding, with an ever-growing array of hard seltzers and non-alcoholic alternatives sitting comfortably next to the hazy IPAs.

We figured that Octfest—our annual celebration of beer, food, and music that returns to NYC on October 19—should be no different. This year, Octfest will have more non-beer options than ever before, to satisfy every type of drinker.

Here’s a rundown of some of what you can find:

WINE, MEAD, AND SPIRITS

  • Beacon Meadery

  • Collective Arts Distilling’s Rhubarb & Hibiscus Gin

  • Southern Tier Distilling’s Vodka Soda 

  • Saturday Session Wine

CIDER

  • Austin Eastciders

  • Brickworks Cider

  • Virtue Cider

HARD SELTZER & SODA

  • Devils Backbone’s Hibiscus Hard Lemonade

  • Oskar Blues’ Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water 

HARD KOMBUCHA

  • Kombrewcha Hard Kombucha

  • Flying Embers Hard Kombucha

  • JuneShine Hard Kombucha

  • Willie's Superbrew

GLUTEN-FREE BEER

  • Devils Backbone’s Sparkling Ale

NON-ALCOHOLIC

  • Clausthaler’s Dry Hopped Lager


Photo courtesy of Willie's Superbrew.

ZX Ventures, a division within AB InBev, is an investor in October
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