Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October


Sample world class Beechworth beers at this years Oktoberfest. Beechworth craft-brewery Bridge Road Brewers is hosting its forth annual Oktoberfest, from its HUGE venue in the old coach house. The event is loosley based around the original Oktoberfest held in Munich in late September each year. Punters are encouraged to get out the Lederhosen or Dirndle (traditional bavarian dress) and enjoy the festivities. This family day will include childrens activities, and fun for all with a traditional ohmpah band belting out some great drinking tunes.

Bridge Road Brewers, established by Ben Kraus and his Austrian partner Maria Frischmann has been brewing its beers for a little over 5 years and has come a long way from its origins in the family garage where the business spent its first year. Its relocation to an old coach house in Beechworths centre has proven a success. The brewery has been able to expand its range of beers, currently nine, and increase its production capacity to almost double.

The new venue has also allowed the addition of a kitchen to the brewery, where, apart from the giant pretzels, pizzas are the pick of the lunch time menu. A recent trip to Europe for Ben and Maria, including some time in Italy, helped them develop the pizza menu which is based on traditional Italian style pizza. Bens recommends trying the apple and blue cheese pizza matched with the Bavarian Wheat Ale. Marias experience in hospitality also includes working at Munichs Oktoberfest as a beer maid.

The Beechworth Oktoberfest will be held at Bridge Road Brewers, off Ford St, behind Tanswells Hotel, rear access from High st. It will be held between 11am and 6pm on Sat 11th and Sun 12th of October.

For further inquiries please contact the brewery on 03 5728 2703, or drop into Bridge Road Brewers.

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