If you can handle a 34-ounce stein full of beer, head over to the Budweiser Brew House (Haus?) Saturday, October 3, noon-10:00 p.m. for Oktoberfest. (That’s at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis.)
This is a FREE event with activities inside the Beer Hall and outside in the Beer Garden. The Bolzen Beer Band will play festive music!
Come thirsty, of course. Come hungry, too. Among the menu items being offered Saturday (and all through the month of October) are:
- German style salted pretzels with signature beer mustards.
- Drunken Rib Eye—Budweiser marinated 16-ounce bone-in rib eye served with sauerkraut mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.
- Sausage platter including bratwurst, knockwurst and Hungarian sausages served with sauerkraut mashed potatoes, braised red cabbage, accompanied with Amber Bock mustard and Budweiser beer mustard.
- Jaegerschnitzel—Breaded pork loin ladled with demi-glace and served with braised red cabbage, and sauerkraut mashed potatoes.
A 34-ounce glass Spaten beer stein will be available for purchase for $15 with $10 refills. Prost!
German beer will flow at Anheuser-Busch in St. Louis when Oktoberfest happens September 25, 26 and 27!
The event kicks off Friday evening with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Spaten, a traditional Oktoberfest brew, by Mayor Francis Slay. Actually, the keg tap follows a wedding—a nice touch, since the Munich Oktoberfest grew from a wedding celebration in 1810. (Beer was introduced in 1818 and the event has grown over the last two centuries to a 17-day annual event that draws six million visitors each autumn.)
The A-B Oktoberfest will feature German-style beers and food (bratwursts, pretzels, gingerbread cookies, etc.). Authentic German music and entertainment will be offered all weekend.
Hours for the Oktoberfest are Friday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 27, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Adult tickets are available for 30/person and may be purchased by clicking HERE. Your ticket gets you a commemorative Oktoberfest beer stein, two beers and one food item. Additional beer, food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. (This is an all-ages event. Tickets for ages 4-20 are 10/person. That admission includes a soft drink and one food item.)
There is free parking in and around the A-B Biergarten located at 12th and Lynch in St. Louis.
Lederhosen optional, FYI.