Beer Advocate

There are few pastimes that don't go well with a nice stout brew -- but there's always been a frontrunner. Sure you've got your ball games, motorboatin', or preparation to visit the in-laws, but nothing beats the king of them all – good ole' American rock 'n' roll.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers are an Arizona rock mainstay. So it's only fitting that they take to the stage at SanTan Brewing's Fifth Annual Oktoberfest. Their set starts at 7 p.m., but that's after a full day of fermented frolic.

With half a decade of celebrations under its lederhosen, SanTan Brewing has Germany's best holiday down pat. Warm up your taste buds for the Bavarian-style beer garden and bratwurst-eating contests. Then balance out the intake with stein races, keg rolling, keg stacking, tricycle races, and the ever-arduous beer pong championship.

Sat., Sept. 29, 12-10 p.m., 2012
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Craig Smith