BRADENTON -- Darwin Brewing Co., 803 17th Ave. W., will hold its firstl "Finchtoberfest" celebration at noon Sept. 20 in conjunction with the annual Munich Oktoberfest in Germany.
The event will include free food, live music and a special release German-style lager. Finchtoberfest is free and open to the public.
Brewmaster Jorge Rosabal, trained and educated in Germany, will be on hand for tastings of his newly created Finchtoberfest Marzen Style Lager, a medium-bodied amber lager brewed in the Oktoberfest beer tradition. Thirteen Darwin Brewing Co. beers will also be on tap.
Darwin's on 4th caters the event, offering free food to guests from 2 to 6 p.m. with Chef Darwin Santa Maria grilling German bratwurst and Peruvian favorites.
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Limited edition Darwin Brewing Co. Oktoberfest beer steins will be available for purchase at $20 each, which includes one fill of Darwin Brewing Co. Finchtoberfest Lager. Through Oct. 5, guests can bring their stein to the brewery any day during regular hours for Finchtoberfest refills for $8.