As with all of our previous beer and music festivals, admission isabsolutely free to come out and enjoy an evening of great music. If you wish to enjoy the food and beverage offered outside, you will purchase tokens from our sales tent and use those tokens throughout the event to purchase tasters, half pours and full pints of the more than 45 different beers as well as the tasty Wisconsin Brat Party menu put together by Chef Sergio and the crew.
Tokens are available for 10 for $10 and are valid both inside and outside onSaturday, October 19th (3-9 pm).. The commemorative DOGtober Beer Fest pint glass is required for beer tastings and is available for purchase for $5 each. We do offer a couple different options that will allow you to hit the ground running as well as save a little money, too. Learn more about our Starter, Deluxe, and Ultimate Packages by clicking here. We will be accepting cash and credit cards at the sales booth. Gift cards and rewards cards are not valid for outdoor purchases. Tokens are valid for indoor purchases as well on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
REMINDER: Pre-buy your festival package online or at Big Dog's Draft House by Friday, October 18th at Midnight and you will receive two bonus benefits: Big Dog's Rewards Card points on your festival package purchases and 5 bonus tokens per package!
48 Beers to Taste!
Curious about a beer but don't want an entire glass? No Worries! One of the many great things about the Big Dog's Beer Fests is how they give you the opportunity to sample so many different beers in a single setting. You can taste a particular beer with a quarter pour (4 oz.) for as little as $1. Want just a half glass? No problem. A 1/2 pour is available for as little as $2. A full glass can be had, starting at $4. It's your choice!
When you purchase your festival glass, you will also receive a written beer menu. Use it to plan your day on what you want to taste or sample! There are also large menu boards throughout the event that you can refer to. Map out your strategy ahead of time. Help keep the lines moving. Step right up to the beer booth and order by number and the size of the pour! Enjoy your beer. Listen to the music. Grab a Bavarian Brat or two. Repeat.
Prices do vary by individual beer offered, based on alcohol content and rarity. Supplies are limited on all offered beers.
The beer list for Saturday includes a wide variety of beer styles, including 6 Wheat Beers, 4 Belgians, 8 IPAs, 2 Ciders, 5 Oktoberfest Beers, 2 meads and More!
INTRODUCING OUR NEW SATELLITE BAR & BOTTLE SHOP: With the featured performance by The Parametrics taking place inside the Barn for this event, we are pleased to announce we are setting up our new Satellite Bar and Bottle Shop inside the Barn as well. While the full fest lineup is not available at the satellite bar, there are many excellent bottle choices that will be available for sale during the event as well as Ol' Jack Pumpkin Ale and Tailwagger Wheat on draft. Tokens will be accepted!
The finest in Vegas Rock throughout the night!
Another great thing about our quarterly beer fests is the free music! We look high and low throughout the year to find some of Vegas' best bands to entertain you on beer fest nights. This time around, there are no exceptions as the rockin' sounds of classic rock take over the Draft House.
6 pm: The Parametrics (Special Show Inside the Barn)
9 pm: All the Madmen (After-Party in the Bar Area)
For more information on the bands, please click here.
Wisconsin Brats & Bavarian Pretzels!
Hardly anything goes better with a tasty, delicious bratwurst or Bavarian pretzel than an appropriately paired beer! Pretzels, Beers & Brats. Brats, Beers & Pretzels. They've been going together perfectly for hundreds of Oktoberfests, including this one!!
Perfect seasoned pork with premium beer in a natural pork casing. Grilled and then held in our own Oktoberfest beer and onions. Topped with Bavarian Apple & Bacon Kraut, on request! $6
Beef & pork seasoned with fresh onions, garlic and paprika, and natural spices in a natural pork casing Topped with Bavarian Apple & Bacon Kraut, on request! $6
From Munich, Germany! Served with Big Dog's Bier Mustard. $5
Support a GREAT local charity!
Big Dog's is pleased to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the Big Dog's DOGtober Beer Best & Brat Party on Saturday, October 19th will benefit the Animal Foundation. Here's how it will work: a $1 from each pint of Big Dog's Ol' Jack Pumpkin Ale that is sold at the festival will go directly to the charity. In addition, we will be collecting donations throughout the event for the charity. The Animal Foundation will also have a booth at the event, promoting their activities and fund raising programs.
We are also giving festival package purchasers a chance to earn an extra 5 tokens per package purchased. Donate a new dog leash or a unopened box of dog treats to the Animal Foundation (at the time you buy or pick up your festival package) and we will give you an extra 5 tokens in your festival package!
ON SALE NOW! Tickets are $2 each and are available NOW for sale at all Big Dog's locations. Prizes include a ton of Big Dog's swag including t-shirts, kegs, hats, growlers,cases of beer, a very cool private beer party for 10, a Panasonic 50" plasma tv, gift cards and more!
The grand prize is perhaps the coolest... a one of a kind, customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. War Dog Imperial IPA Squire electric guitar. The guitar drawing will take place at approximately9:00 pm on Saturday, October 19th.
If you have been a fan of Big Dog's Pubs over the years, you know we have some pretty great and funny t-shirts available at all times to commemorate your love for our locations, festivals, or beers. While these shirts and hats are reasonably priced at all times, we really rollout the red carpet during our special events.
Stop by the token and retail booth on Saturday and see what we are talking about! Everything is on sale, including some shirts for as low as $5! Also, pick up one of our Big Dog's Brewing Company reusable shopping bags for just $2.