Guinness Anchor Bhd (GAB) was probably the first to kick-off its Oktoberfest celebrations, while Arthur’s Day season was still in session.
Social @ Publika was the spot. Paulaner was the featured beer, with the regular draught wheat version being served, as well as the special and iconic Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier, which comes in bottles (500ml, ABV 6%), from Munich, the home of the annual fest.
This is a lager, and is a lil malty, and quite crisp, with a sorta bitter tease at d finish.
The fun party saw all their beer taps in action, and a lamb rolling around on a spit provided food, which was awesome.
You can also get a huge-ass one-liter stein, and this year’s one is ceramic. Nice. But steep at 50 bucks, even if it’s full.
Cant remember where i left mine. Its probably still at Social.
Anyway, GAB’s Oktoberfest parties are listed here. Check ’em out for some good beer, food and merry-making. These Oktoberfest parties are goin down all over the Valley till Oct 31.
OVER AT German restaurant Brotzeit, there are parties goin on too. And some kick-ass beers, as well as killa food.
The deputy German Ambassador joined in the festivities, and tapped a beer barrel at the exact time Oktoberfest launched in Munich. Here they do have the Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier on tap.
In fact, there’s a very good variety of beers, mostly in bottles.
Food, by Chef Helmut, is great. I had the beef goulash to start.
There’s also this crazy platter for hungry hogs.
There’s also a very entertaining band called Deriolama. Try to catch em in action.
Brotzeit will be having four more Oktoberfest parties listed here, and reservations are necessary.
Enjoy the Party Season prelude month / warm-up month of October. I sure will!