The rumors are true, Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2020 is happening on Saturday, Oktober 3rd! In COVID times fashion, this year's event will be limited and modified for the safety of our staff and patrons:
Tickets to Oktoberfest will be sold online as 90-minute table reservations for groups of 4-6 people. The event will be closed to non-ticket holders and anyone under the age of 21. There will be four different timed sessions: 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, and 6-7:30pm. After each 90-minute session, the taproom will be cleared, cleaned, and prepped for the next session. You will be allowed to purchase and attend a maximum of two sessions.
Ticket prices include a table reservation, with a Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2020 one liter stein and one liter fill of Bräu Bräu Bräu Festbier for each person at your table. Table reservations must be purchased for a minimum of 4 people per table and maximum of 6 people per table: a table for 4 will cost $100 and will come with 4 steins and 4 Festbier fills; a table for 5 will cost $125 and will come with 5 steins and 5 Festbier fills; and a table for 6 will cost $150 and will come with 6 steins and 6 Festbier fills. Each table reservation will also come with one large Bavarian pretzel.
When purchasing your tickets, you will have the option to choose an indoor taproom table or an outdoor biergarten table. In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor biergarten tables will be moved to the indoor Bierstube.
There will be live music all day, large Bavarian pretzels, and Prchal's food truck onsite with pork, dumplings, brats, reubens, and more.
Safety is always our number one priority, so our COVID guidelines and protocols will still be in place during Oktoberfest. You will be required to wear a mask when not seated at your table - no exceptions. Tables will be spaced at least 6 feet apart. You will be required to stay at your reserved table and to socially distance from others not at your table. Any person not following the guidelines will be asked to leave.
For those hoping to celebrate Oktoberfest at home, we will be offering a limited number of take home packages for purchase online. For $30 you'll get the Giesenbräu Oktoberfest 2020 one liter stein and one 3-pack of Bräu Bräu Bräu Festbier crowlers. These can be picked up during business hours starting on Wednesday, September 30th, and the days leading up to and after Oktoberfest. We will not have them available for pick up on the day of Oktoberfest as we will be closed to the general public.
In the event that we are forced to cancel Oktoberfest, table reservations will be replaced with the take home packages: a stein and 3-pack of Festbier crowlers for the number of people in your reservation. In the event that you need to adjust or cancel your reservation, please email
Ticket sales and take home packages will both be available online starting on Wednesday, September 9th at 12pm, and we expect them to go quickly.
We hope to see you in your tracht on Oktober 3rd! Prost!