AM New York
Break out the lederhosen, Alpine hats and dirndls -- Oktoberfest is upon us.
Even 4,000 miles from Munich, New Yorkers can find plenty of ways to celebrate the German beer festival once it kicks off this Saturday.
"As a beer nerd, what's most exciting about fall and Oktoberfest season is that it highlights a litany of often forgotten classic German styles," says Leland Estes, general manager at Clinton Hall. "We often forget that Germany established the foundation for not only our current vernacular but a disproportionate amount of our brewing styles."
If you're looking to pay proper homage, here's where you can get your fill of Bavarian brews and bratwurst, from German biergartens to American spots putting their spin on the festivities.