A TASTE OF BAVARIA FOR ALL TO EN­JOY

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EV­ERY­THING Ger­man will be cel­e­brated this week­end when Wan­garatta’s Malt Shed is trans­formed into a Mu­nich beer hall as part of their Ok­to­ber­fest cel­e­bra­tions.

Mick Rev­ell and Kirsty Crock­ett (pic­tured) in­vite pa­trons to don their Leder­ho­sen, grab a stein and join the fun. For this, and other ways to spend this week­end see pages 2, 7 and 20 in­side to­day.

BEER lovers will have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence a bit of Bavaria when the Malt Shed plays host to an Ok­to­ber­fest all of its own this week­end.

Sim­i­lar to the orig­i­nal Mu­nich fes­ti­val, the venue is to be­come a beer hall of­fer­ing spe­cially brewed fes­ti­val beers along­side guest taps from lo­cal brew­eries as part of a week­end where pun­ters can sip and sam­ple all day.

There will also be lo­cal ven- dors show­cas­ing their ware, with smoked meats, kran­skys, cheese, mus­tard, home­made pret­zels and wings all on the menu.

Head brewer Grant Jones said food trucks will set up dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion to­day and to­mor­row, with live mu­sic from lo­cal bands also sched­uled through­out the event.

He said those game enough to break out the Leder­ho­sen and Dirndls may be in the run­ning for the best dressed com­pe­ti­tion to- mor­row, judged be­tween 4pm and 6pm, while lucky door and other prizes will also be up for grabs.

“We are hop­ing that this Ok­to­ber­fest, the first for Wan­garatta, will be a chance for lo­cals to gather to­gether in their home­town, share a long ta­ble with friends and fam­ily and cel­e­brate Ger­man cul­ture and tra­di­tion with live mu­sic, danc­ing cos­tumes, con­tests and, of course, beer,” he said.

“Our spe­cial­ity brews will use tra­di­tional tech­niques to cre­ate a com­plex malt flavour which will be easy to drink and be light and crisp on the palate.”

The event will start on Fri­day with tast­ing pad­dles of Ger­man beer avail­able, there will be steins, lo­cal food and mu­sic from 11am un­til 11pm to­mor­row, with a re­cov­ery day break­fast on Sun­day kick­ing off at 11am ac­com­pa­nied by live acous­tic mu­sic, con­tin­u­ing through un­til late, and en­try is free.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

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