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Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14
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From a press release:

This weekend, Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston is hosting its annual Oktoberfest, a two-day event full of live music, food and, of course, plenty of beer that’s been “brewed right,” on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon-9 p.m.

On Friday, Serene Green will perform at the brewery (635 S. Main St., Pittston) from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Bethlehem bluegrass band celebrated the release of their second studio album, “Have at It,” with a series of regional shows last month.

On Saturday, the Schützengiggles Oompah Band will kick things off by playing some festive tunes from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Adam McKinley of SUZE and Tom Waskevich of the Butter N’ Onions Trio are playing from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. as well.

Notis the Gyro King, Yogi’s Potato Pancakes, The Lunchbox, B3Q Smokehouse, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Electric City Roasting Company, Sugar Plum Chocolates, and Pittston Popcorn Company will be on site providing food both days.

The Scranton Brewers Guild will be hosting beer garden games on Friday and Saturday. Friday from noon-5 p.m., attendees will the chance to try keg bowling, and there are some other fun beer-inspired games planned for the afternoon. Saturday, enjoy keg bowling, a growler hoisting competition, stein carrying, and an alpine horn blowing competition. The guild will be asking for a $1 donation to participate in the beer garden games to help raise money for the homebrew club.

Admission is $8 and includes an Oktoberfest souvenir beer mug and your first beer.

Parking at the brewery is limited. On Saturday, free off-site parking with continuous shuttle service is available at Pittston Plaza (1850 S. Township Blvd., Pittston) on the Pittston Bypass.

Susquehanna Brewing Company’s slogan “brewed right” is a promise backed up by its history as sixth generation beer brewers and its success as World Beer Cup gold medal winners. With state-of-the-art equipment and a penchant for great taste, SBC brews and bottles beers that can be found on shelves and taps throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, while the in-house taproom serves their newest concoctions. The growing list of events hosted by the brewery represent its commitment to bringing people together over good craft beer.

Listen to Fred Maier, co-owner and co-founder of Susquehanna Brewing Company, and Joe Nardone Jr., co-owner of the Gallery of Sound record stores and owner of Rockology Music Academy, talk about organizing events, the music and beer industries, and more in Episode 85 of the NEPA Scene Podcast: