A TASTE OF BAVARIA FOR ALL TO ENJOY
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.