🍻🥨 Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi!!! 🥨🍻
Ladies and gentlemen, grab your lederhosen and your beer steins! 2 Days of Oktoberfest celebration return to Center of the Universe Brewing Co. on October 5th and 6th. This FREE event is open to all and will feature traditional LIVE GERMAN MUSIC, GERMAN INSPIRED FOOD, and GERMAN BEER!
Day 1: Friday, October 5th 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday October 5th, the taproom will be transformed into a traditional German festhalle! Come grab a stein of our malty, refreshing Oktoberfest beer, throw on your lederhosen and dance the polka with the ACCA Sauerkrauts who will be taking the biergarten stage from 4pm-9pm! Be sure to check out the post for Day 2 of the Celebration, which will feature an additional German band, for a day of nonstop German music, food and beer!
Day 2: Saturday, October 6th 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday October 6th, the taproom will be transformed into a traditional German festhalle! Come grab a stein of our malty, refreshing Oktoberfest beer, throw on your lederhosen and dance the polka with 2 DIFFERENT traditional German bands, the ACCA Sauerkrauts and the Low’n’Brows who will be taking the biergarten stage for a day of nonstop German music, food and beer! Be sure to raise a glass to everyone participating in the 3rd annual Das Bier Run, put on my Happy Hour Races. There will be prizes awarded to the winners in 4 different categories, including best costume!
🔶 THE MUSIC 🔶
🔹 The ACCA Temple Sauerkrauts – (Friday Only)
The ACCA (Shrine) Temple Sauerkrauts German Band are no stranger to the Richmond Oktoberfest scene! The Sauerkrauts, an all-volunteer band, have been playing together since 1977, with the proceeds from performances benefitting families of patients at the Shriners Childrens Hospital.
The Sauerkrauts will be playing from 4:00pm-9:00pm
🔸 The Low’n’Brows – (Saturday Only)
The The LOW’n’BROWS are a German “Oompah” Band out of Fredericksburg who have been playing professionally as a group for over 21 years specializing in polkas, waltzes and other traditional “hofbrauhaus” music. Their upbeat traditional German tunes are sure to delight those who enjoy singing and dancing of all ages!
The Low’n’Brows will be playing from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
🔹The Kings Park German Band – (Saturday Only)
The Kings Park German Band is an ensemble of musicians from the Kings Park Concert Band. The Kings Park Band was formed in 1965 with nine people, donated music, and a basement rehearsal room. It has grown to a full concert band of over 55 adults with a paid professional conductor. The dedicated volunteer members of the Kings Park Concert Band carry on the American community band tradition through the presentation of free public concerts. We are excited to have them here for our Oktoberfest celebration!
The Kings Park German Band will be playing from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
🥨 THE FOOD
🔸 Brats with Sauerkraut
🔹 Potato Pancakes with Applesauce & Sour Cream
🔸 German Potato Salad
🔹 Potato & Beer Soup
🔸 Wiener Schnitzel with Jaeger Gravy
🔹 Mustard Brined Pork Loin and/or Pork with Apples & Raisins
ALL FOOD PROVIDED BY Two Kings Concessions, LLC!
🔶 THE BEER 🔶
Center of the Universe’s Oktoberfest is our take on the classic Munich fest biers. German Munich and Vienna malts are used to give the beer a slightly sweet and malty flavor with some toasted notes as well. Noble German hops were added during the boil, adding just enough bitterness to balance out the flavors of the malt. We then chose a Czech yeast strain that accentuated the malt and fermented nice and clean. After fermentation COTU Oktoberfest went through an extended cold conditioning period known as lagering. After lagering, the beer was filtered, removing any yeast that had not yet dropped out naturally. COTU Oktoberfest is malty, clean and refreshing. Golden to amber in color, we think our Oktoberfest would be right at home in the festival tents of Munich. Or Virginia. Prost!
5.7% ABV/25 IBUs/7 SRM