The Old Heidelberg | Throughout September | Bethel, CT
Brass City Brewfest | September 11 | Waterbury, CT
This weekend the Brass City Brewfest, less Oktoberfest and more beerfest, will offer just over 250 beers, 3 bands, seminars and a special Belgian beer tent this Saturday, September 11 at Library Park in Waterbury. Tickets start at $30 if you buy them in advance and $35 at the door, with a separate $10 ticket required for the Belgian tent. Information at http://www.brasscitybrewfest.com/.
Willimantic Brewing Company | September 20 | Willimantic, CT
The Annual Craft Brewers Oktoberfest Beer Tasting on September 20 from 6 to 9 pm will offer dozens of seasonal beers with a brewery tour and an event souvenir at their brewery in Willimantic. Tickets are $30 per person with $5 from every ticket sale donated to the American Cancer Society. Information at http://www.willibrew.com/.
New London Oktoberfest and Chowder Cookoff | October 1 | New London, CT
Tapping into Twain Oktoberfest | October 1 | Hartford, CT
Toast Mark Twain at the third annual Oktoberfest beer tasting and party at the author's Connecticut home in Hartford on October 1. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and include tastings of 20 microbrews and snacks prepared by local restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Mark Twain House & Museum. For information, visit http://www.marktwainhouse.org/visitor/events or call 860.280.3130.
The Windmill | Year-round | Stratford, CT
Spicy hot dogs, weiner schnitzel, and brats are some of the must-eats according to Road Food who call this neighborhood corner tavern "worth planning your day around." When I called to inquire about an Oktoberfest menu, the owner told me that's pretty much what they serve all year-round. So if you want to celebrate without the pretention, this is your best bet. The Windmill Restaurant is located at 400 Hollister St., Stratford, CT.