Oktoberfest, an internationally beloved festival, dates back to Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen’s wedding in Bavaria 1810. To celebrate, guests threw a huge festival on October 17th, a tradition lasting centuries. Although some festivities have been lost, new ones have emerged over the years. For instance, lederhosen and dirndls became the garb-of-choice in 1887. Now, people around the world dress up to imbue craft beers; snack on unhealthy amounts of pretzels, bratwurst, schnitzel and sauerkraut; and enjoy great Polka music!
Here in Canada, there are a few major events that take place every September to October. Kitchener-Waterloo hosts the biggest Oktoberfest, but there are other great celebrations to note. In fact, Sudbury throws a pretty spectacular party every year.
Stack Brewing Sudbury Oktoberfest 2016
Stack Brewing will hold this year’s Oktoberfest on October 1st at the Grand Nightclub at 28 Elgin Street, Sudbury, from 1pm to 9pm. Hardrock 42 Gastropub will cater the event, with guest performances from JoPo & the RiZe, Suicide Drifters and Northern Noise Street Band.
Thanks to Stack Brewing’s new program, The Beer Countdown, there will be various beers to sample in addition to some of Germany’s greatest exports. Every hour, Stack Brewing will tap a new keg, offering an array of styles like Hefeweizens, Spiced Ambers, IPAs, Porters, Belgian Quads, and even Sour IPAs.