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On Tap at the Maryland Brewer's Oktoberfest

Check out what's going on this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Prost! The Maryland Brewer's Association annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds this weekend. 

Twenty-three Maryland breweries will be serving up the best brews the state has to offer. 

The beer will flow Oct. 13, from noon to 5:45 p.m. in the grandstand at the Timonium fairgrounds racetrack. 

Saturday’s Oktoberfest will be a great opportunity to check out stalwarts like Olivers Breweries, DuClaw Brewing, Flying Dog and The Brewer’s Art but will also offer a chance to sample suds from relative newcomers to the Maryland brewing scene.

Union Craft Brewing, based in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore City, is the newest to arrive on the scene with a series of Baltimore-themed beers like Duckpin Pale Ale, Balt Altbier, Old Pro Gose and Blackwing Lager.

Union’s owner, Jon Zerivitz, is a former graphic designer turned brewer and Baltimore County native.

The festival will also, for many, be the first chance to check out brews from Burley Oak, which is located just outside Ocean City.

Essex native and Burley Oak brewer Bryan Brushmiller recently told Patch’s Nick Gestido that his beers would make their Baltimore-area debut during  Baltimore Beer Week—this festival will be a chance to get a sneak peek more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

Ruhlman Brewery, based in Hampstead, is a farm-to-bottle operation: they grow all the hops used in their beers on Creeping Creek Farm.

Which brews are you most excited to try out? Tell us in the comments.

VIP admission to the festival was only 63 percent sold out as of noon on Tuesday

Check out the partcipating breweries

Frisco Grille Taphouse

Ellicott Mills Brewing Company 

Barley and Hops 

Brewer's Alley

The Brewer's Art

Burley Oak 

Dog Brewing Co. 

DuClaw Brewing Co.

Eastern Shore Brewing Co

Evolution Craft Brewery

Flying Dog Brewery 

Franklin's Brewery  

Growlers of Gaithersburg

Heavy Seas

Johansson's Dining House

Monocacy Brewing Company

Oliver Breweries 

Ruddy Duck 

The Raven 

Red Brick Station 

Ruhlman Brewery LLC

Union Craft Brewing

Are you planning to celebrate Oktoberfest? Tell us in the comments below. 

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