Oktoberfest, Australian style in Beechworth
BEECHWORTH’S craft-brewery Bridge Road Brewers is hosting its 12th annual Oktoberfest.
Located in the heart of town, this small brewery has a swag of awards to its name, and is ready for this year’s celebration of beer and music.
The event is based around the original Oktoberfest held in Munich in late September each year.
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, Bridge Road also brew their own Marzen, or Oktoberfest beer, more than two months ahead of the event.
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 a little over six years.
Visitors are encouraged to dress in the traditional Lederhosen or Dirndl (traditional Bavarian dress) and enjoy the festivities.
The Beechworth Oktoberfest will be held at Bridge Road Brewers, off Ford St, behind Tanswells Hotel, rear access from High Street.
It will be held between 11am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9.
Tickets are set to sell out quickly, so get in quickly to avoid disappointment.
For more information see www. bridgeroadbrewers.com.au, or the brewery’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.