Walked passed Raffles City Brotzeit last week and saw a big signboard that says “Octoberfest Bier has arrived!” Woohoo!!! That calls for a celebration. So I organised a simple gathering using plurk.
For the uninitiated, the Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany during late September (and running to early October). It is one of the most famous events in the city and the world’s largest fair, with some six million people attending every year, and is an important part of Bavarian culture.
Oktoberfestbiers are the beers that have been served at the event in Munich since 1818, and are supplied by 6 breweries known as the Big Six: Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Which I only know one of them…. Paulaner.
More and more restaurant and pubs are celebrating Oktoberfest in Singapore. Although most of them are merely marketing gimmick, who cares. So long as there is good beer and great food. Cheers!
The good thing about Brotzeit is that they serve Oktoberfest biers from Paulaner. It’s the same Oktoberfest biers that is being served in Munich. I wonder if the beer is brewed here or brewed in Germany and imported here. But they are really good beers. They say the Alcohol content is 6%, but the beer feels light and rather smooth.
Good beers must go with good food. And you can’t go wrong with Pork Knuckles. I love the pork knuckles from Brotzeit. They are the best I’ve ever tried. Their sausages are good too, but I usually order pork knuckles unless they are sold out.
The Oktoberfest was to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in 1810. But people all over the world are still celebrating this festival. Maybe they are just using this as an excuse to have great beer and good food. But it’s a good excuse. And I love it.