So what if you can’t make it to Munich to attend Oktoberfest? There’s a bountiful supply of pork knuckle, cold steins of beer and rousing oompah music available in Singapore.
Their first edition of Oktoberfest promises to be big. In collaboration with Brauerei Gebr. Maisel, one of Germany’s oldest breweries, Savourworld’s Oktoberfest weekend (13-15 October) closely replicates the original festival. From the traditional hearty German fare (starts from $8) like crispy pork knuckles, rotisserie chickens and a large assortment of sausages, to the large steins of Maisel beers (try the Landbier Lager still brewed using its original recipe from 1857), and the six piece live oompah band – you’re as close to an authentic Hofbrauhaus (traditional German tavern) as you can get.
13-15 Oct, 5.30pm-11.30pm. $28 (includes welcome stein of Maisel’s Weisse beer), savourworld.com/oktoberfest
The $100 ticket price might steep but if you’re planning on replicating the drink-until-you-drop nature of the original Oktoberfest, this might be the event (19-21 October) for you. With a free flow of beer (from Paulaner Brauhaus, Weihenstaphaner, Bitburger etc…) from 6pm to 11.30pm, you can do a lot of damage. Don’t worry they’re not leaving you with an empty stomach, each ticket also includes a Dinner Platter of German favourites; and the thumping beats of the Hofbrauhaus Show Band will keep you singing and dancing inbetween pints.
19-21 Oct, from 6pm. From $100 (includes 500ml welcome stein of beer and dinner platter), oktoberfestasia.com
For a more casual celebration, head over to a Brotzeit outlet and get stuck into their Oktoberfest menu, available until 15 October. From their platter ($128 for 5-6 pax) of oven-roasted pork knuckle, beer-infused Bavarian honey ribs and paprika-cheese sausage, main courses like a Roasted Pork in Dark Beer Sauce ($29) and desserts like a German Bread Pudding ($12) and Marzen beer (from $15 for 500ml), the original Munich Oktoberfest bier. There’s also freeflow ($48 for 2 hours) and unlimited ($88) packages available.
Till 15 October, various outlets. brotzeit.co