The Phoenix Brewing Co. in Mansfield will host its second annual Oktoberfest Celebration this weekend. (Oct. 1 and 2)



The two-day event will include Oktoberfest and fall brews, along with traditional German food and live music. There also will be a photo booth, Oktoberfest-themed coloring pages and string your own pretzel necklaces.



The special Phoenix beers available on tap will include Oktoberfest, Orange Eyes pumpkin ale, Black Aggie Russian Imperial Stout, Century IPA and Barb Doe Rhubarb wheat. The brewery also will offer Paulaner Oktoberfest, Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter, Rivertown Pumpkin Ale and Wyder’s Dry Pear Cider.



"We look at Oktoberfest as a way to celebrate the end of summer and to welcome fall," head brewer Duncan Macfarlane said in a prepared statement. "It is time to begin embracing fall beer styles with more malt presence, spices and fuller flavors. Our Oktoberfest is made from traditional German lager yeasts and uses Pilsner and Munich Malts. It is exciting to be able to share a traditional Oktoberfest lager with the local community."



The celebration runs from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 12:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event is free to attend.



The brewery also took possession Tuesday of its new 15-barrel brewhouse. Phoenix posted a video of the equipmient on its Facebook page.