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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state welcomes two brand new events this weekend that are set to bring some seasonal German celebrations of beer and music, better known as Oktoberfest, to Rio for the first time this weekend. With artisanal brews more popular than ever and specialist beers increasingly common, their timing couldn't be better.

Shining the spotlight on specialist brews and their creators, Beer Experience will be serving up over 500 different imported and domestic beers at the Estação Leopoldina in Centro. The impressive Castelo de Itaipava in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?