Toob­o­rac’s in the beer spirit

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephanie Hor­ton Han­nah Lane and Ge­or­gia John­son are ready for OkTOOBer­fest. Brewer Peter Martin and as­sis­tant John Fin­lay en­joy the tra­di­tion in­spired by Oktoberfest.

The tra­di­tional Oktoberfest has been an im­por­tant part of Bavar­ian cul­ture since 1810, and is now cel­e­brated all over the world.

The Mu­nich Die Weisen at­tracts more than six mil­lion peo­ple each year.

It has been a full six years since Toob­o­rac Ho­tel and Brew­ery launched its first OkTOOBer­fest.

Each year the ho­tel hosts fam­i­lies, groups and friends to cel­e­brate Ger­man tra­di­tion, craft beer and all things lo­cal.

Toob­o­rac Ho­tel own­ers Va­lerie and James Car­lin are ex­cited about this year’s fes­ti­val.

‘‘There is some­thing for every­one at the fes­ti­val,’’ Mrs Car­lin said.

‘‘We of­fer a jump­ing cas­tle and fun-filled ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids, a wide range of craft beer for the adults and live mu­sic for every­one to en­joy.

Head brewer Pete Martin is cel­e­brat­ing his third OkTOOBer­fest at the Toob­o­rac Ho­tel.

‘‘We can’t for­get our lim­ited-edi­tion Ger­man in­spired brew,’’ Mr Martin said.

‘‘This beer is only of­fered once a year, so make sure you come and have a stein or two.’’

The venue will set up with the band on stage, brew­ery on show, out­door food fa­cil­i­ties and a chil­dren’s area.

Fes­tiv­i­ties kick off at 11 am on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line or at the gate.

All adult tick­ets in­clude a 500 ml or one-litre stein filled with Toob­o­rac craft beer. Chil­dren un­der five will be ad­mit­ted free.

Nine craft beers will be of­fered on tap be­tween the in­door and out­door bars, with plenty in the fridge for pa­trons to take home.

Toob­o­rac Ho­tel of­fers a wide range of award­win­ning brews such as the Shearer’s lager, Stone­ma­son’s pale ale, Gun­slingers Amer­i­can pale ale, Wood­cut­ter’s am­ber ale, Black­smith’s porter, sea­sonal de­lights and the new mid-strength trav­eller.

Mr Car­lin en­cour­aged every­one to en­joy a taste of the coun­try and a touch of Ger­man fri­vol­ity.

‘‘Come and en­joy the rich Toob­o­rac at­mos­phere, great beer, great food with great com­pany, Mr Car­lin said.

A des­ti­na­tion nes­tled in the pic­turesque land­scape be­tween Heath­cote and the Mace­don Ranges, the Toob­o­rac Ho­tel and Brew­ery is open seven days a week for lunch, din­ner and beer tast­ings.

It also has de­li­cious Toob­o­rac pies avail­able in the pie shop from 10 am.

Toob­o­rac Ho­tel and Brew­ery is at 5115 North­ern Hwy, Toob­o­rac. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at For more in­for­ma­tion about the Toob­o­rac Ho­tel visit

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