Sydney, It’s Time To Party For Oktoberfest
11 October, 2019
Get your jugs out and your Bavarian dress ready because it’s nearly Oktoberfest! The one time of the year where dressing up and drinking beer for the day is smiled upon, not frowned on.
What is Oktoberfest and why is it celebrated?
Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration more than 200 years ago. Bavaria &Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony- Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. They celebrated the wedding with multiple days of drinking, feasting and horse races. This sounds like a wedding we want to be invited to. The tradition carried on year after year and it’s become so popular, you can purchase or hire Bavarian beer wench dresses. The world’s largest beer festival, it’s held annually in Munich, Bavaria and Germany for 16 – 18 days. Obviously, a beer festival caught the attention of Australia and we decided to join in the festivities. Now we celebrate Oktoberfest every year, in style of course. At the 100th anniversary of Oktoberfest in 1910, an estimated 120,000 litres of beer were consumed. I don’t think anyone got any work done that week.
What beer can be consumed?
You can really drink any beer you desire, however, it’s best to drink traditional German beer during the festivities. If you’re having a shin dig with your friends, get down to BWS and grab yourself some Oettinger cans for $49 a case. Or you could go for the Weihenstephner for $27 per 6 pack. The harder it is to pronounce the beer, the better the quality*. Or if you’re in the mood to dress up with your mates and hit the town, we suggest hitting Stretch Italian for a Gage Roads Single Fin Summer Ale for
Oktoberfest is a great excuse to dress up and party like it’s 1810. Get amongst it, but please drink responsibly.
*In no way is this true. We made it up.