Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oktoberfest(s)

Here is a run down of the events in Omaha, please add you local events (or ones I missed) to the comments:

Gerda's Oktoberfest

> 5180 Leavenworth St
> Fri, Sep 11 from 4:00 p.m. to close
> Sat, Sep 12 from 4:00 p.m. to close (may be open earlier, but band does not start until 4:00 p.m.)

Huber Haus Franconian Fass Fest

> 3578 Farnam St
> Fri, Sep 18 from 6:00 p.m. to close
> Sat, Sep 19 from 6:00 p.m. to close

The Huber Haus was selected as one of 8 establishments in the US to receive ten 20-liter fass from ten different Franconian Breweries. These fass are all traditional gravity fed barrels that will sit on the bar and be poured from a spigot on the side of the keg. We will be tapping these kegs one an hour on the hour beginning at 6:00 PM each evening. Below is a list of kegs and the order of tapping.

Friday’s Tappings

6:00 Zehender Kellerbier from Mönchsambach
7:00 Spezial Marzen from Bamberg
8:00 Will Kellerbier from Schederndorf
9:00 Bayer Kellerbier from Theinheim
10:00 Kraus Lager from Hirschaid

Saturday’s Tappings

6:00 Sauer Urbrau from Roßdorf
7:00 Fischer Rauchbier from Greuth
8:00 Löwenbräu Kellerbier from Buttenheim
9:00 Klosterbrauerei Marzen from Weissenohe
10:00 Mahrs Bräu Ungespundetes “U” from Bamberg


German American Society Oktoberfest

> 3717 South 120th St
> Fri, Sep 18 from 5:00 p.m to close
> Sat, Sep 19 from 12:00 p.m. to close

Huber Haus Oktoberfest

> 3578 Farnam St
> Fri, Sep 25 from 4:00 p.m. to close
> Sat, Sep 26 from 12:00 p.m. to close

Upstream Brewing Company Oktoberfest

> Legacy: 17070 Wright Plz
> Sat, Oct 3 from ??? to ???

We’re celebrating Oktoberfest at Upstream the way it’s meant to be celebrated. The weekend of October 3rd we are having a full-out German beer and food swaray to commemorate Oktoberfest. We’ll have the canopy tents set out in the parking lot decked with all the traditional Oktoberfest décor. German brats and huge German-style pretzels, made by our own bakery, will be served. Our beer lineup will be all our newest seasonal beers and will all be traditional German beers. These include a Hefeweizen, Vienna Lager, Rauchbier, Doppelbock, and of course, an Oktoberfest beer. There will be live music, lots of activities and plenty of fun to be had by the kids as well! More details to follow on this little gig on a separate email next week.

1 comment:

beercellar said...

Pretty stoked about the Franconian fest at the Huber Haus...I still don't think Bill believes it is really happening!

If you want to taste beers from small breweries from the richest beer region probably anywhere in the world, this isn't to be missed. Most of these beers are never exported, and often aren't even found much outside of the local village where they are brewed.

Check out some videos that show a bit of the unique, old world beer culture that is still surviving in Franconia...our hope at Shelton Brothers is bring more awareness, appreciation, and respect to this centuries old culture, which does still exist, but is fading. You want the Buttner vids: http://www.youtube.com/user/SheltonBrothers