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It didn’t happen in 2015 and weather cancelled it in ’16 ... better find your beer stein

The Oktoberfest charity event returns to Bellingham after a two-year hiatus with local regional breweries jumping on board offering beer samples.
The Oktoberfest charity event returns to Bellingham after a two-year hiatus with local regional breweries jumping on board offering beer samples. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

A night of brews, brats and Bavarian treats is in store at the Oktoberfest celebration at Bellingham Technical College Oct. 7.

Over 15 different beers and two tasting steins will be available for sampling from 6-10 p.m. at BTC’s Settlemyer Hall. Festive activities and music are also on tap.

All proceeds from the event will go to help further the efforts of The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County. This charity event is sponsored by the Opportunity Council and connects volunteers with nonprofits, schools, government, health care and other organizations to leverage resources and provide solutions for community challenges.

The event returns to Bellingham after being cancelled due to weather last year, and not taking place in 2015.

Participating breweries include Aslan Brewing Company, Boundary Bay Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing Company, Kulshan Brewing Company, Melvin Brewing, Stones Throw Brewing Company and Bale Breaker Brewing Company.

Tickets are $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door. You can find tickets online at xorbia.com/e/oppco/bellingham-oktoberfest-2017 or at Aslan Brewing Company, Boundary Bay Brewery and Stones Throw Brewing Company.

The 16- to 18-day official Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is celebrated until the first Sunday in October. Many local breweries will be celebrating the first weekend of Octover, as Fairhaven’s Stones Throw Brewery is having a block party Oct. 8.

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