Oktoberfest is the biggest beer festival in the world and people across the globe have fallen in love with this slice of German culture, flocking to beer halls clad in lederhosen and dirndls and ready to drink some steins.
Every year Oktoberfest in Australia seems to get bigger. This year will see the Royal Oktoberfest event hitting Sydney for the first time following a successful Melbourne event last year held at the Royal Exhibition Building.
The event promises over 50 imported German beers. The list of participating breweries includes well-regarded German brewers like Weltenburger and Schlenkerla, best known for their smoky Rauchbier style of beer, as well as 5 of the 6 official Oktoberfest brewers including the likes of Löwenbrau and Paulaner.
For those who are yearning for a big beer event after GABS and who like a good schnitty or bretzel with some German beer to wash it down, it’s time to start shopping for your lederhosen.
Other notable Oktoberfest events this year include:
For those in Brisbane looking to join in the festivities, there’s a big Okotoberfest event being held on October 5-7 & 12-14 at the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills.
Beechworth Oktoberfest Ohm-pah
And the great craft brewers Bridge Road are hosting their own Oktoberfest party for the 14th year at their venue in regional town of Beechworth, at their brewery where they will brew their own Oktoberfest or Marzen style beer for the occasion. October 13 (sold out) – 14
Also look out for events at your local breweries and beer bars across September and October. Prost!