While it’s always Oktoberfest at Felons Barrel Hall, Felons is thrilled to be hosting the largest Oktoberfest in Brisbane this year, hosted over one weekend from Friday October 29th – Sunday October 31st. For the three-day event, the Barrel Hall will become an adventurous destination where Brisbane locals can sip through a range of limited-release lagers, indulge in delicious German-fusion eats, and immerse themselves in a colourful blend of live performances & entertainment.
Inspired by the German beer halls of Europe and grounded in the elegance of a masterfully blended experience, Felons Barrel Hall gives way for people to come experience a bold, modern take on an iconic beer festival. With the main bar framed by four 7,000 litre beer tanks and the walls lined floor to ceiling with oak barrel-aged beers, there’s no better backdrop for sipping down a refreshing stein.
“With the many cancellations of Oktoberfest in Brisbane, we had to jump on the opportunity of creating Brisbane’s biggest Oktoberfest for 2021. We can’t wait to welcome people down to the Brisbane River to cheers a stein of Brisbane-brewed beer over this long weekend.” Dean Romeo, Brand Director. “With all the interruptions that we’ve had due to the pandemic, we feel that this weekend will be the perfect time to celebrate freedom with an icy cold brewery-fresh beer, right on the water’s edge.”
While the entertainment is yet to be announced, what’s for certain is that Felons will be taking an unexpected approach to Oktoberfest this year. Inside the hall will be a mixture of experiential acts, from live art installations and roving entertainment, to headlining performances from some of Brisbane’s best music talent. In true Oktoberfest fashion, there will be games out on the lawn and prizes to be won for the best dressed of each day. The full line-up of entertainment line-up will be announced closer to the event.
Served in half litre and one litre steins, a core range of crisp and delicious Felons Brewing Co. beers will be flowing throughout the weekend, along with 3x limited-release Felons Lagers uniquely brewed for the event. “We’re really excited to showcase the 3 new limited release lagers as well as the three time gold medal winning Crisp Lager. Having been to Germany, I’m thrilled to be able to bring our version of Oktoberfest to Brisbane.” Brewery Director, Tom Champion.
Felons Barrel Hall Executive Chef, Ralph So, will be spear-heading the German-infused eats for the occasion, including a Felons Barrel Hall take on the famous pork knuckle and a punchy, rock n’ roll inspired Pretzels and he has even hinted at potentially doing a Ralph So version of the Bratwurst hot dog. All paired with a crisp, icy stein, this is an unpredictable flavour sensation worth attending for.
“Here at Felons Barrel Hall, we’re inspired by the rowdy German beer halls of Europe and my passion is in creating food, which is playful, fresh, robust, colourful, and mouth-wateringly delicious. It is a pleasure to work closely with the brewing team to create food which pairs perfectly with refreshing Felons beers, for our Oktoberfest event this year I’m looking forward to the challenge of respecting origins and culture whilst remaining true to the identity of Felons Barrel Hall and having some fun with the culinary team along the way.”
Felons is encouraging people to pre-pay for their first half stein to secure their attendance on what will be a weekend of cultural experience and frivolity. Spaces are limited, so people can secure their ticket through the event link.