• Oaktoberfest: Volunteers Needed
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The team at Oaktoberfest needs volunteers for the two day of its program. Work a 4 hour (or longer) shift and receive a complimentary lunch, beer tickets and a tee-shirt for helping out. Shift are for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, 30th, 2018. Oaktoberfest celebrates the proud history of the Dimond district and to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The Dimond relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and businesses to build community and ensure a vital and safe neighborhood. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community and you will have fun in the process! This is a great way to meet other involved neighbors! To volunteer open this link: http://www.oaktoberfest.org/volunteer/ Volunteers at this fundraiser festival allow for a year round investment into the community. Sing ups available soon for the 10th Annual Oaktoberfest, please check back. A short description of what we will be doing during the project and how this benefits the overall effort. Gate Monitors Stage Ticket Booth Beer Hall Kids Area Litter patrol Medical Tent Setup Takedown We look forward to working with you and enjoying Oaktoberfest September 29th – 30th, 2018. Once you are signed up, you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator who will give you check-in and assignment details as the event date approaches. Thank you for your time and service! NOTE: This activity is not hosted by me - Cliff Dunning. You will work with a group under Aurice Guyton. Have a blast!!!


    McArthur Blvd. & Fruitvale Ave. · Oakland, CA

  • Oaktoberfest: German Beer Festival in Oakland
    BEST EAST BAY BEER EVENT OF THE YEAR!!! Come to the East Bay's Best Beer Event for Fall 2018. Oakland’s Oaktoberfest has become a local tradition, and celebrates the history, flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival, welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Bay Area Beer Social members have a special invitation from the producer of the event. When you pre-register - you'll get 20% OFF any beer/food combinations that are advertised. Choose from the following items; • Unlimited Tasting, (Hoptech Homebrewer's Alley), Regular price is $60.00 • Brewer's BBQ Package, Regular price is $125.00 The Beer 50 breweries from around the Bay Area will be pouring German styles and Craft Beer classics. Oakland’s own Linden Street Brewery, Oakland Brewing Company, Pacific Coast Brewing and nearby Drakes Brewing Company will be alongside breweries from Santa Cruz to Sonoma and San Francisco to Sacramento. The Beer Hall will also host local wineries offering excellent regional varieties. Homebrew Competition & Homebrewers Alley Homebrewers, fire up your kettle and excite some tasters, this year’s event will showcase a BJCP/AHA sanctioned all German style homebrew competition. Hosted by the Bay Area’s own Mad Zymurgists homebrew club. Ordering Tickets - (20% off packages) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oaktoberfest-in-the-dimond-2018-tickets-45921923710 Enter Coupon Code: BABS18 for discounts Note: The discount is good for both Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018. The Food German delicacies from Bratwurst to Strudel will be found next to other regional cuisines and street fare. Sample dishes from a host of vendors or fill your plate with your favorite. It’s dining in the Beer Hall! Location: Oaktoberfest is centered at the intersection of Fruitvale Ave and MacArthur Blvd in Oakland, CA Parking: Free parking underneath 580 Self Service Bicycle Parking on Fruitvale at Sloan/Bienati Way Compliments of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition! BART: Fruitvale BART is a brisk walk to the festival grounds, or take ACTransit Bus 53 directly to the festival grounds. It runs every 15 minutes. Come out and join me for a German styled celebration, oh and this is a two group event with east members of Bay Area Beer Socials. Prost!!! Cliff Wear your Lederhosen and Dirndl's if you have them. How you can support this group. (https://www.meetup.com/bayareabeersocials/pages/24195797/How_to_support_Bay_Area_Beer_Socials/)

    Dimond District

    MacArthur Blvd and Fruitvale · Oakland, CA

  • October Bottle Share
    It's the BABS monthly bottle share! I'll bring beer from my recent Portland trip including one from a brewery that never brews the same beer twice. We've had some seriously great beer at past events. The Willows (http://www.thewillowssf.com/) has invited us to have a monthly bottle share on the first Sunday of every month. Here's the deal: It's a $5 entrance fee for BABS members and The Willows has requested that I open all the bottles and do all the pouring. If you are buying a beer for this event please at least go to a good bottle shop. I realize there is a learning curve here and we all start somewhere but please do not bring beer commonly available at Safeway. The Willows also offers a well curated list of bottles. If you choose to buy your bottle there you will get a 20% discount and won't have to pay corkage. * I would rather you not bring home brew. I love trying people's beer, and it isn't as if you'd be ostracized if you bring it but it isn't really the point of this event and can lead to an awkward situation. Special Thanks to Warren Moore and Vivek Krishnan for continuing to support this beer club on Patreon! Thanks to other Patreon contributors Tanya Marmon, Paul Hancock, Mike Weston, Steven Macenski, Maureen Zail, Patty Underwood, and Rita Freyre. Also thanks to Auerbach Jr and Rachel Howard, every little bit helps. How you can help support Bay Area Beer Socials. https://www.meetup.com/bayareabeersocials/pages/24195797/How_to_support_Bay_Area_Beer_Socials/

    The Willows

    1582 Folsom Street · San Francisco, CA