Octoberfest at the pub!
Friday Oct 4 at 5pm – Saint Arnold Oktoberfest on the beer engine
While we love the Easy drinking traditional Oktoberfest style we take the month to celebrate many traditionally made German beers. The tradition of very small scale German brewing is being threatened by many of the same forces that the United States saw decades ago. The omnipresence of very large deep pocketed breweries has taken over in Germany. Additionally Germans are discovering Liquor on a larger scale. In the past decade over 60 Traditional breweries in The Franconian region have closed for good. The beers we bring in are from small and sometimes tiny family runs breweries and their import is a real labor of love. Working with places that don’t normally expert kegs the Shelton Brothers and the owner of Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe purchased cooperage that they bring to these farmhouses to have filled. The beer rests in caves before it’s shipped to the United States! They are elegant and lovely beers and we hope you join us for their tappings on October 5 th at 3pm. All are small gravity casks and won’t be around long!
Sat. Oct 5th at 3pm
- Brauerei Zehendner Mönchsambacher Lager
- Krausz Helles Lager
- Mahrs Bräu Pilsner
- Mahrs U (Ungespundet–hefetrüb)
The kitchen will be cooking up some German specials for this day…stay tuned for beer brats and more!!!
Some background on the Franconian beer tradition
Also traditional tap will be:
- Döllnitzer Ritterguts Gose (traditional)
- Weissenoher Altfränkisch Klosterbier (darker Kellerbier)
- Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen