Get your annual dose oh Ohm Pah Pah Pah!
Sample world class Beechworth beers at this year’s Oktoberfest. Beechworth craft-brewery Bridge Road Brewers is once again hosting its annual Oktoberfest, from its HUGE venue in the historic old coach house.
The authenticity of this event is bolstered not only by the OhmPah band, traditional outfits and cuisine, but also by the beer brewed especially for the occasion. As is tradition in Munich, we also brew our own Marzen, or Oktoberfest beer, more than two months ahead of the event. This allows for the beer to age or ‘lager’ in tank for a prolonged period, resulting in a smooth malty lager, perfect for such a celebration.
Brewery founders, Ben Kraus and his partner Maria Frischmann, have strong links to the Oktoberfest. Maria hails from the heart of the Tyrol region in Austria and has worked as a bier-maid at the Munich Oktoberfest. Ben gained his brewing knowledge in the same region and has been brewing the Bridge Road beers for almost a decade.
The brewery has come a long way from its origins in the family garage where the business spent its first year. Its relocation to an old coach house in Beechworth’s centre has proven a success, including a recent expansion to open up more space for visitors to the brewery.
The family-friendly weekend will include plenty of beer, German cuisine and fun for all with a traditional ohm-pah band belting out some great drinking tunes.
The Beechworth Oktoberfest will be held between 11am and 6pm on both Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October at Bridge Road Brewers, off Ford St, behind Tanswells Hotel (rear access from High Street).
Event: Beechworth Oktoberfest 2014
Date & Time: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October, 2014, 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Bridge Road Brewers, 50 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria
Cost: $30-$50 to receive a special stein to keep and various food options. Book online
Contact: call 03 5728 2703 or visit www.bridgeroadbrewers.com.au