Strap on your lederhosen and get ready for some schnitzel, it’s that time of year again – Oktoberfest! Each year more than six million people from around the world attend this annual funfair in Munich, Germany. Roughly seven million liters of beer are served during the 16-day celebration, while visitors enjoy a wide variety of traditional German delicacies. While Oktoberfest’s roots date back to royalty and horse races, today the focus is on authentic German food and the fermented, malty and bubbly beverage those around the world revere so
For those of you that do not want to make the almost 5,000-mile trip to join in the festivities, we have found a variety of options to enjoy a Space Coast Oktoberfest. Take a look at some local establishments that will be hosting an Oktoberfest event or brewing a special seasonal beer to kick back and enjoy with friends.
World of Beer
The Avenue Viera
Saturday, October 21 – Grab your friends and experience WOBtoberfest for a great selection of Oktoberfest beers on draft, along with live music. Members of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra’s Festspeiler Five will be performing Oompah and traditional German music beginning at 3:30 p.m. WOB Loyalty members will receive complimentary bratwurst, kraut and German potato salad at 2 p.m. until it is all gone! Finally, test your muscle and coordination skills by participating in the Masskrugstemmen contest. This liter mug holding competition for men and women will commence at 6 p.m. and the winners will receive a gift card.
Brix Project Location
Saturday, October 21 – The head brewmaster will be crafting a special beer for the event and chef Justin Medina will be creating some Oktoberfest inspired dishes to coincide with the beer release. Come and taste
Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company
During the month of October Hell ‘n Blazes celebrates the changing of the seasons by brewing a special Oktoberfest Lager beer. As an award-winning brewery in the lager category, they brew very good lagers and their Oktoberfest Lager is no exception. This is a ‘traditional decoction-mashed’ lager which is rare in our area due to the skill set and special equipment required to do ‘decoction’ properly. This medium-bodied Marzen is the traditional brew of the festival and a sure sign that fall is upon us. Carry on the tradition and come and raise a glass to the changing of
Charlie & Jakes Brewery Grille
Stop by this local grille and try one of their two special crafted brews to celebrate the changing of the seasons. The first is their traditional Oktoberfest brewed on premises. It is a medium body beer with a malty dry finish and no hop aroma and little hop bitterness. After you have enjoyed the Oktoberfest, try a Smoked Pumpkin Ale. This is a traditional American ale with hours of smoked local pumpkin blended hops to give you a bite of pumpkin pie.