Polish up the bier steins and pint glasses — popular Avondale tavern Gene’s Hafbrau (817 Savannah Hwy.) plans to host another big, sudsy beer bash. They do this kind of thing every fall with their annual Oktoberfest events. This one must be their Bavarian-styled “Märzen” festival.

Sponsored by Georgia-brewed SweetWater 420 (an assertively hopped pale ale), Gene’s “Outdoor Beerfest” will feature a variety of ales and lagers, seafood and barbecue, and live acoustic Americana music by local singer-songwriter Lindsay Holler (with guests) and cool bluegrass and folk music by Blue Plantation.

Say “prosit” on Sun. April 19 when the bash kicks off at noon. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit Pet Helpers. Visit www.geneshaufbrau.com and for more.