Oktobearfest at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is this Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 12-4pm.

This is the first ever Oktobearfest, and the Baltimore Zoo, plus beer lovers, are excited!

There are beer tastings throughout the afternoon, with seasonal brews from favorite breweries such as Blue Moon, Shiner, Sam Adams, Flying Dog, and more.

Live music can be enjoyed as well, with John Stevens’ Double Shot from 12:30-2, and Junkyard Saints from 2:30-4.

You can buy local food from places like Grilled Cheese & Co, Cabot Creamery, Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon, plus a few others.

For more details and how to buy tickets, visit the special event page on the Maryland Zoo’s website.

This helps to kick off Baltimore Beer Week 2012, which runs from October 19-28.

Enjoy responsibly and help the Baltimore Zoo while you’re having fun!