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Raise a stein to 11 years of Idle Hands Oktoberfest

One of Boston’s original breweries hosts an anniversary extravaganza.

Idle Hands Oktoberfest stein hoisting
Idle Hands' annual Oktoberfest doubles as an 11th anniversary party. Photo provided

Idle Hands Craft Ales turns 11 this year, and the Malden brewery is throwing quite the party: Say “cheers” to another year during the annual Oktoberfest celebration. A cover charge at the door of the dual event comes with a commemorative stein and your first beer free. The indoor-outdoor festival features a festive stein-hoisting competition and oom-pah music to set the scene.

One of Boston’s original breweries, Idle Hands may have “ales” in its name, but the standout beer-maker also puts out worldly lagers. Expect a refreshing lineup on tap all day and night, along with plenty of food available for purchase.


Idle Hands’ Malden taproom has become a reliable place to find local food pop-ups, so expect the likes of Brato Kitchen, Lionheart Confections, and more of the best brewery pop-ups to be on hand for the 11th Anniversary Oktoberfest party.

Save the date for Saturday, Sept. 10, and get ready to raise your stein for Idle Hands.

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