With the arrival of Fall comes the familiar football fanfare and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as the weather cools down, making way for grilling and sipping on cider, while cheering on your alma mater. This is the scene taking place on our new patio, covered by two large awnings, and surrounded by tin planters of yellow mums and lush, green shrubs. The patio, which can be accessed through the outside gate, regular taproom door, or through the giant garage door that reaches to the industrial-style ceiling, has just been added to the entertainment and event space options and has quickly become a guest and staff favorite, as a spot to take a quick break, or sit down for a few beers, entertain friends, and watch your favorite sporting event.
The patio has opened at the perfect time as the weather begins to cool down from a sweltering 95 degrees, to breezy afternoons that call for a cold beer and good conversation. Recently there has been College Football watch parties, where Rob fires up his grill, serves some of his famous wings, and friends gather around the large patio tables. The patio includes a flat-screen TV to keep up with the game, and a peaceful spot under twinkling string lights, for groups large and small to enjoy the sporting event in a different setting. However, this space is for more than just watching the big games of the weekend—the it’s available for private parties, reunions, business meetings, and more. Local restaurants help cater parties, making the event an easy set up, more enjoyable for the host, and a delicious treat for guests.
Soon the patio will be bustling with German food, beer, and activity as we prepare for Shoals Oktoberfest, where on Thursday, October 6th cocktails and appetizers will be served to kick off the Shoals Oktoberfest German Beer & Wine Dinner hosted by the University of North Alabama Culinary Arts Program. Guests will have the opportunity to sip on their favorite beverage and munch on specialty food pairings during a casual evening with friends celebrating a 100-year-old German tradition and indulging in the art and talent of UNA students. The party will continue throughout the weekend with Artoberfest on Friday, October 7th, which features a display by local artists and Wine, Cheese, and Paint, OH MY!, and will finally conclude on Saturday, October 8th with Goodwill Games, live music, great food, and plenty of beer on the patio in what will be a memorable weekend for the whole family.
This exciting Oktoberfest street party will be offering brats, bbq, and brisket my Smitty’s SmokeShack, while live music will be floating through the air, and specialty German beer will be flowing. Guests will be able to test their strength in the Goodwill Games with a stein hoisting contest, beer relay, grain sack toss, and a cornhole tournament; or relax in the VIP Sports Pavilion and catch up on your favorite football game on the big screen TVs. And while there will be plenty of beer and cider for the adults, we haven’t forgotten the kids during this family-friendly event—with free face painting, a balloon artist, and bounce house available for the children all day long.
We are thankful for the new patio area, as Oktoberfest weekend nears—while children’s activities and venors will be located in front of the brewery on College St, the patio will be in full swing with live music, the Goodwill Games, and shaded areas to catch up on football, drink beer, and hang out with friends. We want our patio to be your patio—so gather your friends, grab a beer and settle down for a good time—we’re happy to accommodate a variety of events with both our indoor Taproom with plenty of seating, televisions, and a long, wooden bar, a back bar for special events. If you haven’t been to Singin’ River Brewing Co. yet, come check out our space during Shoals Oktoberfest—we are happy to show you around and help you plan your next great event!