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Join us on October 21 for Ithaca Beer’s Second Annual Hoptoberfest – our Finger Lakin’ take on the Bavarian brew-ja-ja that puts the hop in Hoptober!

This year we welcome the raucous musical talents of Central New York’s own Fritz’s Polka Band. Not a stereotypical oompa band, Fritz and his gang perform an eclectic mix of energy fueled danceable polka rock and some of their music has appeared on the hit series “Breaking Bad”.

And of course, there will beer. And food. Lots of beer and food. This year’s release of Hoptoberfest lager will be accompanied by a delightful menu of Bavarian delights. Admission gets you a commemorative half-liter mug, a plate of said edibles and unbridled access to the music, fun and games.

And of course it wouldn’t be a proper Festival without a little competition!

Hoptoberfest Contests:

1. Best Hoptoberfest Costume:
WIN Beer for a Year (in the form of a gift card).
– Judged by applause on the Hoptoberfest stage.

2. Roll out the Barrel Race:
WIN a Camp Ithaca Gift Box with 2 Ithaca camp chairs and carabiner mugs, a growler, Ithaca Beer trucker hat, Ithaca Beer frisbee, $50 Gift card.
–Heats of 2 people racing a 20 yard barrel roll.

3. Masskrugstemmen (German Mug Holding Contest) a Bavarian feat of strength and endurance where contestants hold a 1-liter stein of beer (which weighs about 5 pounds) out in front of them at shoulder level for as long as they can. No beer can be spilled, no elbows can be bent, and extended arms must be kept parallel to the ground. The winner is the person who can keep their stein aloft the longest.
$5 to enter – WIN the pool.

Tickets are very limited for this event, so don’t hesitate to grab yours today! Available online @

Tickets: $45 Online Presale, $50 at the door, 21+ only

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Ithaca Beer Co. 122 Ithaca Beer Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850

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Entertainment, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Music

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