Keg Tapping

Celebrate This 200+ Year Tradition
Ever since the first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810, a grand ceremony opens the event, during which, only local breweries are allowed to serve and tap their beer.

The Mayor of Munich has the honor of officially tapping the keg which is poured in traditional steins. After the officials and brewer receive their beer, the remaining beer and steins are passed on freely to the crowd.

Here in McKinney, we follow the tradition of the inaugural keg tapping being bestowed upon the one of the city’s hometown brewery- Tupp's.

Presented by McKinney's Own Hometown Brewery

McKinney’s Oktoberfest has followed that tradition with the honor of the opening keg tapping being bestowed upon one of the city’s hometown breweries - Tupps.

TUPPS Brewery is an independently owned craft brewery founded by Keith Lewis. After receiving a “make your own beer kit” for Christmas from Keith’s wife, Pam, he began brewing craft home brew from his garage. Keith realized there was a need for a brewery in the North Texas area that produces great craft beer in the spirit of Texas and McKinney was the perfect spot. Keith’s three children joined the team full-time and TUPPS Brewery officially opened in May of 2015. At the end of 2020, TUPPS Brewery was listed as the 10th largest independent craft brewery in the state of Texas. 

 Friday night at 6:30 p.m., be sure and join Keith and the crew from Tupps as we celebrate and honor the 200 year-old tradition of keg tapping to officially open Oktoberfest– Prost!