Sneak Peek at DOGtober Beer Fest & Brat Party

The Fun is Just Days Away...
Next Saturday 9/24
Sneak Peek of the Beer List Announced Below!

Big Dog's Brewing Company is extremely excited to present its DOGtober Beer Fest & Brat Party. The fun filled day will include an on-site beer and music party on Saturday, September 24th (2-9 pm). The event will include 30+ beers from some of the best breweries around! Chef Sergio and his team will be cooking up a Wisconsin-style Oktoberfest Brat Party with beer bratwurst, knackwurst, frankfurters, Bavarian-style pretzels, and Bavarian-style Kraut. The band "Rhapsody in Blues" will be rocking the stage. We'll be raffling off tons of Big Dog's gear, beer and more. The grand prize is our special edition DOGtober Beer Fest guitar. All in all, it should be a great day of brews, food, and fun!

Admission to the event is free. The food and beverage offerings are reasonably priced. The weather forecast is calling for a perfect, warm early fall day. The music will be great. The brats will be tasty. The beer will be flowing. We definitely are looking forward to celebrating DOGtober with you!

All food and beverage is purchased using tokens, purchased onsite the day of the event. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the token booth. Beer tastings require the purchase of a DOGtober Beer Fest commemorative pint glass, which is available for $5. Tokens are worth $1 each. Beer tastings start at just 1 token. Our food menu is available for 4-6 tokens each.

To make it easier, we are selling a couple of different starter packages. The standard Starter Pack includes 30 tokens and the commemorative pint glass for $33, a savings of $2 over purchasing the items separately. A very popular option for a couple is to buy a starter pack to share and an extra pint glass!

The Deluxe Starter Pack which includes a festival t-shirt, a DOGtober tasting pint glass and 30 tokens for as low as $46, a savings of $4 over buying the pieces separately. We also offer sell token refills if you run low on tokens for tasting the brews.

Coupons, discounts, Rewards Cards, and gift cards are not valid for the outdoor event. Tokens purchased outside are also honored inside on 9/24/11 for those that wish to also enjoy other menu favorites. Outdoor festival sales include Nevada sales tax.

30+ Beers.... Sample, Taste or Drink

The beer forecast calls for a wild and crazy day and night. We are still putting on the finishing touches on this year's DOGtober beer list, but a lot of it can be confirmed today. We are very excited to share with you this sneak peak at the beer list...and it's a doozy. Some of these beers have never been seen in Las Vegas before. We jumped through some hoops and went to great lengths to get them here legally...we are sure you will be pleased! More beers are to be announced in the coming days.

  • Big Dog's Leglifter Light
  • Big Dog's Tailwagger Wheat
  • Big Dog's Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale
  • Big Dog's Red Hydrant Ale
  • Big Dog's Dirty Dog I.P.A.
  • Big Dog's Black Lab Stout
  • Big Dog's Rebel Red
  • Pizza Port Beech St. English-style IPA
  • Pizza Port Feeding Frenzy Double Red
  • Pizza Port C-bad Chronic
  • Pizza Port Party Pants Pilsner
  • Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest
  • Chicago Brewing Hardway IPA
  • New Belgium Hoptober
  • Sierra Nevada Tumble Brown Ale
  • Spaten Oktoberfest
  • Paulaner Oktoberfest
  • Warsteiner Oktoberfest
  • Humbolt Hemp
  • Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barleywine
  • Lagunitas Gnarleywine
  • Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Snowed In Stout
  • Anchor Steam
  • Firestone Walker Dbl Jack
  • Duvel Triple Hop Ale
  • Lindenmann's Kriek
  • Abita SOS Weizen/Pils


Wisconsin-style Brat Party!
At its core, the DOGtober Beer Fest & Brat Party is a good, old-fashioned Oktoberfest celebration. Nothing says Oktoberfest better than brats and beer! Chef Serg and his team will be cooking up a few choices for you. You will want to try them all! Priced $4-6 each, the menu is full of affordable options.

  • Marzen Bierwurst
  • German Knackwurst
  • German-style Frankfurters
  • All brats may be served with Bavarian-style Bacon & Apple Kraut, upon request.
  • Genuine Bavarian Pretzels, served with bier mustard.

Rock & Roll...With Rhapsody in Blues
If the great food and beer selection doesn't get you excited, then our free concert surely should! We'll be hosting the very talented "Rhapsody in Blues" as they serve as the official DOGtober house band! You very well might remember these guys from the epic "Just the Tip!" after parties at some of our previous festivals. Even if you can't remember those nights (Who could blame you?), you will quickly fall in love with these incredible musicians.

The band starts playing at 5 pm and will play for the remainder of the festival.

Win Big Dog's Beer, Gear & More!

ON SALE NOW! Our DOGtober Beer Fest & Brat Party promises to be a fun day for all. Big Dog's is proud to present a prize raffle throughout the night, culminating in the giveaway of our very cool, one-of-of-a-kind DOGtober Beer Fest Epiphone guitar.


We are also raffling off some great Big Dog's prizes throughout the event. Raffle prizes include Big Dog's shirts, hats, growlers, kegs, gift cards, and more! For these prizes, the winner does need to be present. If the winner is not present, we will draw for another winner at the next drawing time. Drawings will happen at the top of the hour, starting at 3 pm during breaks in the music.


The guitar being raffled is very cool...a one of a kind, customized Big Dog's Brewing Co. Epiphone electric guitar. The very talented local artist Jason Oberly transforms a cool guitar into something very awesome and unique. The guitar drawing will take place at approximately 9 pm on Saturday, September 24th. Be sure to check out the guitar this week as it will be on display at Big Dog's Draft House.


Tickets are $2 each and are available NOW for sale at all Big Dog's locations. Buy 10 tickets for just $15.

Winner does not need to be present for guitar drawing so long as the drawing ticket is completed correctly and completely with the customer's name and phone number/email address. However, if the winner is present at the time of the drawing, they will also receive a bonus $200 Big Dog's gift card.