Presented by Pitchfork & October / September 8-9, 2018 / Governors Island, New York City





90+ Craft Breweries From Around the World

-- Tickets on Sale NOW at OctFest.co --

NEW YORK, June 13, 2018 – OctFest, presented by Pitchfork and October, announces today additional artists and breweries joining the 2018 lineup. The second annual craft beer, food, and music celebration, is being reimagined as a two-day festival boasting an expanded musical lineup, curated food program, and 90+ craft breweries from around the world. OctFest 2018 takes place September 8-9 on Governors Island in New York City.

Just added musical acts include NAO, Standing on the Corner, Hatchie, and Flasher on Saturday, and Girlpool, Kamaiyah, Shopping, Julie Byrne, and The Courtneys on Sunday. Previously announced performers include Vince Staples, The Flaming Lips, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Yo La Tengo, BADBADNOTGOOD, and others.

OctFest 2018 is also adding 40+ new craft breweries, including Rogue Ales, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Bogota Beer Co., and Boxing Cat Brewery. In total, the event will host 90 breweries from 20 countries, pouring more than 250 varieties of award-winning craft beer. Not only that: A number of breweries, including Wicked Weed Brewing, DC Brau, Wedge Brewing Co., Four Peaks Brewing Co., Wild Beer Co., and Karbach Brewing Co., will be making their New York City debut at OctFest.

Tickets are on sale now at OctFest.co. Passes are $75 for a single day and $140 for the weekend, and include 15 beer samples per day.

For more information, including lineup announcements, event news, and updates, please visit Oct.co and follow @Pitchfork and @ReadOctober.

Full musical lineup and brewery list (by country) below. Food partners will be announced at a later date.


Saturday, September 8

Vince Staples






Standing on the Corner



Madison McFerrin

Sunday, September 9

The Flaming Lips

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Yo La Tengo


Hop Along

No Age



Julie Byrne

The Courtneys


* denotes new addition

North America - West

10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend, OR)
Austin Eastciders (Austin, TX)
Blake's Cider (Armada, MI)
Breckenridge Brewery (Littleton, CO)
Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle, WA)
FiftyFifty Brewing Company (Truckee, CA)
Firestone Walker Brewing Company (Paso Robles, CA)
Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Four Peaks Brewing Co. (Tempe, AZ)
Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)
Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL)
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI)
Karbach Brewing Co. (Houston, TX)
Kona Brewing Company (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Live Oak (Austin, TX)*
Monkless Belgian Ales (Bend, OR)
On Tour Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)
Rogue Ales (Newport, OR)*
The Shop Beer Co. (Tempe, AZ)*
Urban Family Brewing Co.(Seattle, WA)
Virtue Cider (Fennville, MI)

North America - East

Blue Point Brewing Company (Patchogue, NY)
Brasserie Archibald (Canada)*
Braven Brewing Company (Brooklyn, NY)
Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
Brickworks Cider (Canada)*
Circa Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY)
Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA)
Collective Arts Brewing (Canada)
DC Brau (Washington, D.C.)*
Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Roseland, VA)
Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD)
Hanging Hills Brewing Company (Hartford, CT)
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA)
Keegan Ales (Kingston, NY)
Lamplighter Brewing Co. (Cambridge, MA)
LIC Beer Project (Long Island City, NY)
Lord Hobo Brewing Company (Woburn, MA)*
M.I.A. Beer Company (Doral, FL)
Microbrasserie Gainsbourg (Canada)*
Mill Street Brewery (Canada)*
Narragansett Brewing Company (Pawtucket, RI)
Sand City Brewing Co. (Northport, New York)
Stanley Park Brewing (Canada)*
Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Baltimore, MD)
The Bronx Brewery (Bronx, NY)
Veza Sur Brewing Co. (Miami, FL)
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC)
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (Burlington, VT)*Europe
Aktien Brewery of Kaufbeuren (Germany)
Birra del Borgo (Italy)
Brasserie La Binchoise (Belgium)*
Brouwerij Bosteels (Belgium)*
Brouwerij DeKroon (Belgium)*
Camden Town Brewery (UK)
Ginette (Belgium)*
Hertog Jan (Netherlands)*
Jopen (Netherlands)*
La Virgen (Spain)
Laugar Brewery (Spain)*
Radeberger (Germany)
Wild Beer Co (UK)*

Latin America

Barfuss (Argentina)*
Bocanegra (Mexico)*
Bogota Beer Co (Colombia)*
Cervecería Urbana (Mexico)
Cervecería Wendlandt (Mexico)
Cerveza Patagonia (Argentina)*
Colorado (Brazil)*
Cucapá (Mexico)
Lohn Bier (Brazil)*
Melas Beer (Colombia)*
Nicaragua Craft Beer Co. (Nicaragua)*
Pratinha (Brazil)*
Wals (Brazil)*

Asia, Africa, Oceana

Bira 91 (India)
4 Pines Brewing Company (Australia)*
Balter Brewing Co (Australia)*
Boxing Cat Brewery (China)*
Cape Brewing Co. (South Africa)*
Good George (New Zealand)*
Newlands Spring Brewing Company (South Africa)*
Pirate Life Brewing (Australia)*
Playground Brewery (South Korea)*
Taihu Brewery (Taiwan)*
The Hand & Malt Brewery (South Korea)*


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