OKTOBERFEST KICKS OFF AT HOPHAUS SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 12:00pm

OKTOBERFEST LAUNCH –  MELBOURNE’S HOPHAUS SOUTHGATE THIS SATURDAY!

The official Opening Day on Saturday 16 September will see former Melbourne Football Club CaptainDavid Neitz, trade his football jersey for Lederhosen and take over official duties as Hoptoberfest’s Mayor for this year’s festivities. With his German heritage proudly on show, Neitz, also the founder of Brewmanity Beer Company, will welcome guests to the fest launch at Hophaus with the traditional Tapping of the Keg at midday and free bier frothing until the keg runs dry.

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PROGRAM TOMORROW:

12:00pm Tapping of the Keg by our Honorary Mayor David Neitz (Brewmanity) on Opening Day Party with FREE BIER whilst the keg lasts!

12.30pm – late German Games

3.00pm Sausage Eating Competition

4.00pm Strong Man Competition

5:00pm late Live music from Black Forest Trio

Special Imported German Festbiers

Exclusive ‘Guten Tag’ Berliner Weisse Brewed by Brewmanity

For more information and to view the full Hophaus Oktoberfest 2017 program of events visit hophaus.com.au.

 

What:          Oktoberfest 2017 at Hophaus Southgate

When:         Saturday 16 September – Sunday 22 October 2017

 Hoptoberfest Opening Day Saturday 16 September

Location: Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank

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Heralded as experts in curated German biers, Hophaus will expand their selection during Oktoberfest to include Bavarian festbiers flown in from Germany especially for the occasion. Steins will be filled with special brews including the full bodied amber lager PAULANER FESTBIER, brewed to celebrate the original Oktoberfest 200 years ago with hints of caramel and dark toffee flavours, and the full-bodied wheat bier ERDINGER FESTWEISSBIER, brewed once a year especially for the festival.

 “We are very excited about the new additions to our Fest Bier list this year. Paulaner Festbier is a stand out that will be sure to get the bier lovers coming in their droves,” says Hophaus venue manager Scott Highfield. 

 “We couldn’t be more delighted to have David Neitz come on board as our Oktoberfest Mayor. And if just that wasn’t enough, his Brewmanity team has dreamt up a cracking craft beer especially for our punters. He looks pretty good in his lederhosen too!”

 Neitz will introduce his new German-style beer ‘Guten Tart’ exclusive to the Hophaus Oktoberfest menu.

 “The name is an obvious play on the German phrase for hello – Guten Tag – and it also refers to the tart nature of the Berliner Weisse beer style.  Along with that, the idea of people saying ‘hello’ over a few beers is a pretty nice sentiment,” says Neitz.

“Guten Tart is a traditional German style of beer, with a slight Aussie twist of Australian finger lime, that we think will be the perfect way to compliment the German beers on offer.” 

 Hophaus together with Brewmanity will be raising money throughout the 5 weeks of Oktoberfest.  10% of each ticket sale to our Brewmanity Dinner event and $1 from each Bratwurst & Guten Tart Bier sold will go to MND Fight.   

 Revellers are set to enjoy festive dishes prepared especially by Red Rock Venues Executive Head Chef Graeme McLaughlin, former Two Michelin Star head chef of The Fat Duck UK.

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OKTOBERFEST Returns to Hophaus Southgate Sat 16th Sept – Annual Dachshund Race Saturday 23rd September

MELBOURNE

OKTOBERFEST AT HOPHAUS SOUTHGATE

16th September to 22nd October

Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race Saturday 23 September

Time to don your dirndl and lederhosen, as Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne at Hophaus Southgate from Saturday 16 September to Sunday 22 October

With over six million people predicted to attend the 207th anniversary of Oktoberfest in Germany, Hophaus Bavarian Bier Bar Grill will transport Melbourne to Munich with a five-week program of festivities and events from 16 September to 22 October 2017.

 Hophaus’ Oktoberfest 2017 will see the return of a cult favourite calendar event: the Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race on 23 September. Short dog legs will race with fury and fanfare for the third annual event that draws swarms of fest and dog lovers alike. Dog costumes are expected to increase in creativity as competition for Best Dressed Dachshund becomes ever more fierce.

 The official Opening Day on Saturday 16 September will see former Melbourne Football Club Captain, David Neitz, trade his football jersey for Lederhosen and take over official duties as Hoptoberfest’s Mayor for this year’s festivities. With his German heritage proudly on show, Neitz, also the founder of Brewmanity Beer Company, will welcome guests to the fest launch at Hophaus with the traditional Tapping of the Keg at midday and free bier frothing until the keg runs dry.

 The most paw-pular event on the spring racing calendar, Hophaus’ Annual Dachshund Race is co-presented by Southgate Melbourne and My Dachshund Online, and will raise money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.

‘The dog race that stops the nation’ is held in the Southgate Podium Courtyard with heats starting at 11am followed by finals. Witness the four-legged frenzy as the dachshunds make a mad dash down the 15-metre racetrack in the bid for the top prize. 

Hophaus is proud to have raised over $6200 for Dachshund Rescue Australia over the last two years, with over 150 sausage dogs having taken part.

The dogged Costume Parade will be held at midday.  Watch pampered pooches strut their stuff down the ‘dogwalk’ for the coveted prize and then continue the festivities at Hophaus with a refreshing German lager, German food and plenty of entertainment with one of Melbourne’s best German bands the Black Forest Trio playing into the night.

For more information and to view the full Hophaus Oktoberfest 2017 program of events visit hophaus.com.au.

 What:          Oktoberfest 2017 at Hophaus Southgate

 When:         Saturday 16 September – Sunday 22 October 2017

 Hoptoberfest Opening Day Saturday 16 September

Location: Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, Mid Level, Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank

Where:        Hophaus Bier Bar Grill, south end of the mid level overlooking the Yarra River, Southgate Melbourne. Southgate is located opposite Flinders St Station, on the Yarra River adjacent to the Arts Centre.

 **The Dachshund Race will be held in the Southgate Podium Courtyard, outside St Johns Church.

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 Bookings:    Bookings are advised for Lunch or Dinner throughout Oktoberfest. Get in early and Book your table online, call 03 9682 5900 or email prost@hophaus.com.au.

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Information & Images Courtesy of Hophaus Southgate/Fuller PR

Connie Lambeth – The Australia Times GOURMET News – Editor – Food/Wine/Events

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