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First-Ever Pasadena Octoberfest This Saturday

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A new beer festival is coming to Pasadena this Saturday.

The inaugural Pasadena Octoberfest will bring more than 50 craft breweries to Rose Bowl Stadium from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, celebrating the German tradition with live music, flavorful cuisine, and a chance to become Samuel Adams’ “Stein Hoister of the Year.”

 

Among the craft breweries pouring their seasonal beers are Angel City Brewing, Coronado Brewing Co. and MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. Plus, Samuel Adams will be offering more than 20 of their own beers, some of which will be making their West Coast debut. 

 

Trevor Green’s amazing one-man didgeridoo performance, indie rock sensation Naked Elephant and more will take the stage throughout the festival, which will culminate with a Samuel Adams “Raise The Stein” hoisting competition.

 

Beer-infused cuisine and signature offerings will be prepared by some of the region’s most popular food trucks, including Josaki Sushi Burrito, Brew Wings and Bison Burger. Guests in the VIP Lounge will be treated to innovative dishes from Chef Justin Kingsley Hal, including grilled hen mole, roasted harissa carrots and “pig in the pumpkin,” made with roasted pork and served in a pumpkin. 

 

Tickets to Pasadena Octoberfest start at $40 plus a service fee, which includes access to the festival from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. along with a tasting glass, unlimited beer samples and live entertainment. Early admission tickets are also available, providing entry at 2 p.m., priced at $50 plus a service fee.

 

VIP tickets are priced at $70 plus a service fee, and include early entry at 2 p.m., access to the VIP brewer’s lounge, which includes a rotating tap of limited release and rare beers, beer inspired cuisine, a lounge area and more. VIP tickets are limited to 500 guests.

 

Pasadena Octoberfest benefits Cancer for College, a non-profit that provides scholarships for cancer survivors. Cancer for College was founded in 1993 by one of Will Ferrell’s best friends, two-time cancer survivor and double-amputee Craig Pollard. Pollard saw firsthand the physical, emotional and financial devastation that cancer can have on a family. The cost of treating cancer often deplete a family’s financial resources, making it difficult to pay for college for young cancer survivors. Cancer for College provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by granting college scholarships, thus far awarding nearly $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 cancer survivors from around the country. 

 

 

For updates, you can check out the Facebook event page.

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