September 26 – October 15th “Eine Kleine Wiesn!” Oktoberfest Celebration !
JOIN US for the next three weeks as we host a small, but charming celebration of “DIE WIESN” (a/k/a “O’FEST” or “OKTOBERFEST”). Everyone knows that we enthusiastically celebrate German Bier styles year round, but we will offer more German drafts and a few new menu items on the weekends for the next three weeks to pay special homage to the most famous Biergarten party in the world! We will feature biers from Weihenstephaner, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Ayinger, Hacker Pchsorr, Kloster Andechs, Franziskaner, Kulmbacher, Spaten and more! We are offering $8 select liter specials and $4 half liter specials, maybe an oompah song or two, and we will have some great giveaways!! Visit us often to experience this amazing time of year! Festive attire always welcome – the best beards, staches and braids will be judged on Sundays! Prosit!
For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest began with the Royal Wedding on 12 October 1810. Crown Prince Ludwig (later to become King Ludwig I) was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were renamed Theresienwiese (“Theres’a Fields”) to honor the Crown Princess, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to “Wiesn”. Horse races in the presence of the royal family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in subsequest years gave rise to the tradition of Oktoberfest. The horse races, which were the oldest (and at one time the most popular) event of the festival, are no longer held today.