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Pollyanna Brewing Company and BuckleDown Brewing Kick Off Oktoberfest

This time of the year, for some, is the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year."  It's Oktoberfest, and Pollyanna Brewing Company and BuckleDown Brewing are kicking off the festivities in style.  Both breweries are offering fun events that you can take part in.  Make sure to follow our Heritage Corridor Ale Trail Oktoberfest page to be in the know about Oktoberfest events.

Oktoberfest at Pollyanna Brewing Company

September 15 - Pollyanna Brewing Company

Pollyanna Brewing Company's Oktoberfest is taking place in Lemont, IL on Saturday, September 15.  The party is so big, that its been moved to the Lemont Metra lot.

Food will be available from Weber Grill and Gelsosomo's.  Large and small pretzels, Pollyanna Oktoberfest Bier-Cheese Sauce, Smoked Bier-Bratwurst Sandwich with Bacon Kraut, Grilled Cheseburger, Grilled Mazzie Beer Can Chicken Sandwich, Schweinebrated (smoked pork shoulder) with Bier Gravy (made with Humpenscrump) and Braco Kraut, Bavarian Potato Sald, and Imported Apple Struden with Vanilla sauce.

The entertainment kicks off with Bruce Korosa Orchestra Polka Band, Camoglouge Sun and Jimmy Nick.

Find out more about the event and get tickets by visiting their Facebook event page.

September 15 - BuckleDown Brewing

Here's your chance to grab BuckleDown's traditional Oktoberfest beer (both in draft and to-go 6-packs).  In all, a total of 10 draft beers will be on tap, including Oktoberfest, Hefeweizin and German-style Pils.

Twisted Classics food truck will be on site.  

The outside entertainment features Curbside Island, Rt 45 Rock and Blues Review and Evil Burrito.  After that, the party moves inside with music by JD Kostyk.

Find out more about the event by going to https://www.facebook.com/events/1833309923634295/.