Oktoberfest, 2023


Five authentic German-style beers available in pints, tasters, and flights! Take home your favorites in 4-pack cans and kegs to go! Próst!


🇩🇪 FASSGOLD   Kölsch-style Ale   Brewed with a blend of pilsner and Vienna malts and fermented using a traditional Kölsch yeast originally sourced from Cologne, Germany. Light, sweet malt provides flavors of cracker and fresh bread, while the yeast provides green fruity flavors similar to a German Riesling wine, apple, and pear.  ABV 4.9%

🇩🇪 STAMMTISCH  German Pils   Brewed with pilsner malt and hops from Germany and the Pacific Northwest. Fermented with a lager yeast sourced from Munich to produce dry, crisp, refreshing tastes and aromas of lemon, dough, and spicy noble hops.  ABV 4.9%  2019 North American Brewers Association BRONZE MEDAL!

🇩🇪 HOLY SCHNITT!  Munich Helles Lager   Brewed with pilsner malt and German Hersbrucker and Tettnanger hops, and fermented with a lager yeast sourced from Munich. A mild, malty-sweet body is balanced by Noble hops spice, providing a refreshing herbal lemon citrus finish.  ABV 5.1%  2022 Best of Craft Beer Awards BRONZE MEDALIST!

🇩🇪 FESTBIER  German Fest Lager   Brewed with German Pilsner and Vienna malts for rich maltiness, subtle notes of toast and dough. Tettnanger and Saaz noble hops provide herbal spice and citrus zest. Fermented with German lager yeast, this beer finishes clean, slightly full, with a pleasantly sweet malt flavor and aroma. Brewed in the tradition of the beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich, this beer walks the line between strength and drinkability. Prost!  ABV 5.8%

🇩🇪 OKJOEBERFEST  Märzen Lager   Brewed in the tradition of the Märzen-style lager beer served at Oktoberfest in Munich. Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, and Melanoidin malts create a robust, full-bodied malt flavor. Fermented and lager conditioned with Bavarian lager yeast. This beer drinks full and malt-rich, with flavors and aromas of fresh bread, toast, and rich caramel. A subtle herbal hop spice leads to a clean finish.  ABV 5.0%



Tony and his crew at Big Pig BBQ have created special German menu items for our Oktoberfest celebration! They'll be serving these and regular selections from their rig on our patio all day from noon to 8pm.


🇩🇪 BAVARIAN CHICKEN SAMMY   Steakhouse grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, warm sliced German ham, tomato, braised cabbage and mustard beer sauce featuring True North Ales FASSGOLD Kölsch on a grilled pretzel roll.

🇩🇪 FESTBURGER   Ground brisket and chuck burger, smoked gouda, bacon, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and mustard beer sauce on a griddled pretzel roll.

🇩🇪 GERMAN SAUSAGE PARTY   Three types of house-made smoked German sausage sliced and smothered in caramelized onions, with warm sauerkraut and a side of fresh bread. Served with house-made mustard beer sauce and cheese sauce on the side.

🇩🇪 GERMAN SAUSAGE SUB   Choose between our house sausage, bratwurst, or knockwurst on a sub roll. Loaded with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and mustard beer.



Come to our Oktoberfest celebration dressed in your best Lederhosen or Dirndl!

To enter, have your photo taken by our staff member in front of the Bavarian street backdrop in The North Side event space. Your photo will be added to our rolling slide show on The North Side projection screen. At the end of the day, we will award gift cards and merchandise prizes for the best-dressed in four categories:

* Best adult individual or couple

* Best family group with adults and kids

* Best pet with their human

* Best True North Ales staff member

Enter the contest anytime between noon and 10:00pm!



Step right up and test your brewtastic athleticism! Challenge your friends!

For $20 you'll receive a ½L logo Glaskrug filled with delicious German beer, plus entry into our Fest Relay Race! As you race against the clock you'll begin by weaving through half barrel kegs, then leap over a hay bale, after which you'll have 8 attempts to sink a bean bag into a cornhole board. Finally you'll meet every Bavarian's favorite: PRETZELS! Wash these pretzels down with your full Glaskrug of beer and the clock will stop. The Bavarians with the top three best times will receive bragging rights and various prizes!

Race anytime between noon and 6:00pm

Purchase a ticket in advance to assure a place in this event!  CLICK HERE!


* SAVE THE DATE: Growler Hoisting will once again take place at our "6th AnniBREWsary Bash" on Saturday, Oct. 7th at 5pm.



Killeeshil plays in The North Side from 6-9pm!

After singing along to German Oompah music all afternoon, enjoy the European folk music of the group Killeeshil, named for a beautiful region of Ulster, Ireland. Hailing from the greater Boston area, this quartet features four experienced and talented musicians offering lively jigs and reels, slow and beautiful airs, fun singalong songs and more.