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Prost! Celebrate Oktoberfest at Chanhassen Brewing Company | Entertainment


Celebrate Oktoberfest this year at Chanhassen Brewing Company.

The Chanhassen Brewing Company is hosting its first annual Löwenherz Oktoberfest, which translates to Lionheart, in partnership with the Chanhassen Lions Club.

The festivities will take place from noon to midnight on Friday September 24 and Saturday September 25. The brewery is located at 951 W 78th St., Chanhassen.

What better way to celebrate with kids and beer than knowing the proceeds will go to a good cause?


The weekend will consist of activities for all ages. There will be a beanbag tournament from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; best dressed and stein holding contests and music ranging from polka to covers. Groups include the Bavarian Boys, Pandora’s Other Box, and Triggerfish.

There will be a silent auction, which will focus on local businesses in Chanhassen. Participants can bid on items such as a football autographed by Adam Thielen, a private golf lesson at Halla Greens, a quarter cow of Open Gate Premium Beef, and a variety of restaurant gift cards.

Tickets are $ 10 in advance and $ 12 at the door. Children 12 and under can attend for free. Proceeds, after covering costs, will go to the Lions Club, which donates to a number of worthy causes and returns to the community.

The Lions Club has supported the Chanhassen Brewing Company, which opened in April this year, said brewery owner Matthew Rosati. One of the reasons the brewery decided to partner with the club for the event is that the profits go to a good cause, he said.


Dining options, provided by the Lions Club, will include kids, burgers, sauerkraut, fries, and large pretzels served with cheese.

An Oktoberfest, of course, wouldn’t be complete without beer. The brewery will offer 15 draft beers as well as a Löwenherz Oktoberfest beer, which will be released on Friday. It will also offer artisanal sodas and bottled water.

The weekend will be a family event, Rosati said, adding that they wanted people to come to the brewery and have a good time. He hopes the first annual event will grow over the years.

Steve Cannon, a Lions Club member who chairs the event, echoed Rosati’s hopes. He sees the event growing and improving in the years to come. Everyone we spoke to seemed excited about the festivities, he said.

The Lions Club hosts a variety of fundraising events, Cannon said, adding that over the past three years he has been striving to raise funds. The funds are donated to the community and to organizations that help fight hearing, vision, childhood cancer and environmental issues, he said.

Through brainstorming on fundraising opportunities, the club entered into a partnership with the new local brewery.

“It was kind of a match made in heaven,” Cannon said.

Rosati stressed that the brewery wants everyone to enjoy the festivities in a safe way. He encourages participants to organize safe transportation to and from the event.


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