Oktoberfest_2010-26 by idirectori, on Flickr

Oktoberfest_2010-26 by idirectori, on Flickr

If you’re in the know, it’s not news that when it comes to beer, Oktober is really in September. The kickoff to the mother of all keggers starts the last weekend in September on Theresienweise in Munich and continues for 16 days. That makes the end of September one of the beeriest times of year. And Kansas City is celebrating all around town.

Bier Station is running a two-week Oktoberfest split into Old World and New World weeks. Old World starts this Saturday, September 21 at 11:00 am. Litres of beer will be available from Munich’s own Hofbraü, live music, and food from Affäre. Sausages, schnitzel sandwiches, spätzle and more. The New World week begins September 28 with a tapping of several American versions of German-style beer and a DJ to spin some tunes.

McCoy’s is having their own Oktoberfest this Saturday, September 21, also. For $15 you get a litre of their new Oktoberfestbier and a krug to take home when you’re done. Five other beers will be offered for purchase at the time. (Cash only.) Everything taps at 1:00.

On a non-teutonic note, Sunday begins Sour Beer Week at the Flying Saucer. New styles are featured each evening starting at 7:00 including Berliner weisse, Flemish red, and gueuze. On Tuesday, you can pick up a glass filled with one of our happy beers and take glass with you.

Next Saturday, September 28, is also the return of KC Beer Fest at the Power & Light. About 30 breweries are attending. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day-of, and special VIP tickets are $50.

The forecast for this weekend looks gorgeous, so get out and enjoy the weather with a stein in hand swaying to an oompah beat. Prost!