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American Social Fills Steins for Oktoberfest

There are some people who dress in costume for Oktoberfest, and then there are some who just want to drink beer. At American Social, steins will be filled to the brim this year for Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest began last Friday, but the steinfest at American Social starts today. The two-week fall festival is celebrated all over the world by people who strive to emulate German beer drinking habits. Many try, some succeed, but a good start usually involves slugging down a beer stein filled with ale or lager.

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Whereas in Germany the fills involve anything in accordance with the country's purity law, craft beer will most likely be occupying space in American steins. The lineup at American Social is just that:

  • Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale, $7 (all prices are per stein fill)
  • South Hampton Pumpkin Ale, $9
  • Harpoon UFO Pumpkin, $9
  • Left Hand Oktoberfest, $8
  • Ayinger Oktoberfest, $9
  • Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, $9
  • Blue Point Blueberry Ale, $9
  • Jacko Traveler Pumpkin Shandy, $9
  • Terrapin Pumpkin Fest, $7

But here in America, beer drinkers do not discriminate: They love all or most beers, even the mass-produced pale lagers. Currently, craft beer is gaining ground. A few Oktoberfest "whalez" (highly sought-after beers) will be on sale too: Cigar City Good Gourd ($20), Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout ($20), or Hoppin Frog Double Pumpkin Ale ($15).

Oktoberfest lasts just over two weeks; however, the promotion at American Social lasts until October 31.

Other than the seasonal promotion, AmSo hosts a Monday-through-Friday happy hour, when all draft brews are $2 off and bottles are $1 off.

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