We invaded Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista for their 6th anniversary “Oktoberfist” party this past Saturday, October 15th. If there’s one brewery that knows how to throw an awesome party, look no further than Iron Fist. Located in San Diego’s beautiful North County, Iron Fist first opened its doors just over 6 years ago. This lively family owned brewery is well known for their bold beers with unique characteristics, and is a popular go-to beer stop for locals.
In celebration of their 6th anniversary, the Oktoberfist party started at 1 PM and ended later in the evening around 9. For an awesome price of 25 bucks, guests enjoyed 10 generous tasters of a large variety of beers. These beers ranged from the brewery’s usual beer menu, to specialty limited-release beers. But the beer that was the biggest hit of the event was a special Märzan (a German Oktoberfest Lager) aptly named Oktoberfist. This beer had a great malty taste with a dry finish, and was definitely our favorite of the night. Iron Fist had a keg (named Das Keg, of course) filled with 53 gallons of the Oktoberfist Märzan, which was promptly tapped at 2 PM. Guests also received an awesome commemorative glass beer mug with the Iron Fist logo to take home.
Iron Fist’s Oktoberfist party also included great live music and delicious Oktoberfest-type food. The live music was provided by The Younger Brothers, a great local band that often frequents other breweries in the area. They played classic rock and original songs all day and night. Barry DJ also played some awesome Oktoberfest tunes throughout the day as well. The food was grilled up by local favorite, GrillFella’s.
Overall, we give Iron Fist a 10/10 for throwing an amazing Oktoberfest party. Between the incredible specialty beers and the live entertainment, this brewery was the place to be on Saturday. You can check out more from the event including pictures and live coverage at Iron Fist’s Facebook page. You can bet we’ll be back next year as well!
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