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Yachtoberfest will celebrate beer, boating Saturday on Tacoma’s Foss Waterway

Tacoma has beer.

Tacoma has boats.

Tacoma now has a new festival called Yachtoberfest, a celebration of Tacoma’s beer and boating life on the Foss Waterway.

The Oktoberfest-style event runs noon-6 p.m. Saturday behind the Museum of Glass. Just more than a dozen brewers will serve beer, and four restaurants are expected to serve German-themed food:

Northwest Brewing: The Pacific brewery will serve its flagship IPA and mango weizen.

7 Seas: The Gig Harbor brewery will serve an autumn ale, brewed with German malts and hops, and an imperial oatmeal raisin stout.

Wingman: The Tacoma brewery will serve its Oktoberfest lager, a German-style marzen.

Paesan and Social: The Foss Waterway sibling restaurants will serve German-themed pizza and bratwurst.

Choripan: The Foss Waterway restaurant will serve bangers and mash, or brats braised in Engine House No. 9 amber beer and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

Fleischkuechle: The Puyallup-based food truck will serve its usual menu of fried bacon, beef and other meat pies, a German hybrid pronounced flissh-koosh-lay. They’ll also serve their fried fruit fleischkuechle.

Food and drink will be individually priced. Admission will be $20 at the door, and the event is for attendees 21 and older only. Yachtoberfest is a fundraiser event for the Tacoma Waterfront Association.

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