Brauhaus Schmitz Announces 2013 Oktoberfest Plans

Now in its fifth year, Brauhaus Schmitz’s Oktoberfest has gotten bigger every year. This year is no exception as the festival will kick off on Monday, September 16th and events will continue through Thursday, September 26th. The big event will be the street festival on Saturday, September 21st. The street party will block off all of the 700 block of South Street from noon to 8 p.m. for oompah music, German food and of course great German beer.

Other highlights inlude:

  • Nightly Liter Lift Competitions
  • Big in Munich, the chef-based band featuring Brauhaus chef Jeremy Nolen will be back for an industry night in Brauhaus Schmitz’s Brauer Bund.
  • Brauhaus Schmitz’ Reading Terminal stand, Wursthaus Schmitz will participate in the Terminal’s new Oktoberfest festival.
  • German Quizzo night with Brauhaus Schmitz owner Doug Hager and Jose Pistola’s Joe Gunn.


The Full Calendar of Events for Oktoberfest 2013

Monday 9/16 AND Monday 9/23

Oktoberfest Flight Night + DiBruno’s Beer & Cheese Pairing – available during dinner service
Ten different German and American Oktoberfest style beers and pairing them with DiBruno Brother’s most delicious and obscure cheese selections. Oktoberfest beers will be available in 2 tasting flights so you can sample them all.

Tuesday 9/17

Big in Munich Industry Night – 8pm
Chef Jeremy Nolen’s Industry band is back rocking out Oktoberfest style.

Wednesday 9/18

Warsteiner Wednesday – 7pm
Enjoy beer specials and give aways from Warsteiner and Konig Ludwig.

Thursday 9/19

Hofbrau “Hers”day – 7pm
Ladies will enjoy beer specials and give-aways from Hofbrau as well as a special ladies only Liter lift competition.

Friday 9/20

Trinken mit Traunstein and Kick the Keg Lottery – All night
Enjoy Traunstein specials while you help us make room in the beer cooler for the big event. If your beer kicks the keg, it’s free and you get an Oktoberfest survival kit.

Saturday 9/21

5th Annual Oktoberfest Street Festival – 12pm-8pm
It’s Brauhaus’ biggest party yet. They’ll be shutting down South Street and partying all day with live oompah music, a pig roast and lots of great German beer.

Sunday 9/22

Reading Terminal Market Oktoberfest – 12pm-6pm
Still have a little gas left in the tank? Join the Wursthaus Schmitz stand for a continuation of the festivities. There will be live music, amazing food and even more German beer.

Monday 9/23 

Hung over Happy Hour – 3pm
Did you wake up with tickets in your pocket left over from Saturday’s Oktoberfest festival? Use them up this Monday on Oktoberfest beers on tap.

Thursday 9/26

German Quizzo Hosted by Joe Gunn and Doug Hager – 8pm
Drink liters and show off your knowledge of German Pop Culture and beer trivia hosted by Doug Hager and Jose Pistola’s Joe Gunn.

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