Cheers, its October!

Oct 11, 2011, 10:53 IST | The Guide Team

Enjoy three days of music, fun and loads of beer at the Oktoberfest 2011

Enjoy three days of music, fun and loads of beer at the Oktoberfest 2011

Unwind and relax over a large mug of beer this October, as Doolally gives you a reason to celebrate with Oktoberfest 2011. It's a soiree where beer, music and entertainment will come together under one roof to give Puneites a chance to experience the best of Oktoberfest. 

Spread over three days, the festival will include an array of events; be it artistes jamming your favourite songs, or beer tapping and a wide variety of delicacies to suit your palate.

The festival is also high on entertainment and Pune's music lovers can groove to a m ´┐Żlange of styles and genres. There will be an element of surprise in every music set your listen to and the three-day fest will showcase a perfect blend of young and experienced talent on stage. Historically, the festival celebrates German Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese in  1810.

On October 14 to 16
At Doolally The 1st Brewhouse (Doolally on tap!), The Corinthians Boutique Hotel.
Call 9372228246

Beer it up!
This year, you can gulp down an authentic range of beers at the festival. To help you select your drink, we give you lowdown on what they will be serving.

Oktoberfestbier - M rzen
M rzen is the historic forerunner of the Oktoberfestbier and the name comes from 'March' in German. Marzenbier has a malty aroma and is a medium strong version and seasonal to the Oktoberfest, where it is offered as a traditional specialty.
Hefeweizen (Wheat Beer)
Pronounced as 'Vice beer', the summer-time favourite in Bavarian beer-gardens is made from a combination of malted barley and wheat. This brew is traditionally fermented with a special strain top-fermenting yeast, which imparts a hint of cloves and bananas.
Apple Cider
A sparkling apple wine, it is made exclusively from the juice of sun-ripened apples grown on the hilly slopes of Himachal Pradesh and matured to perfection with French Champagne-yeast.

The Festival Schedule

On: October 14, 8 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 500 (Full Cover)
Tapping of the Oktoberfestbier, live music, 10 artists opening the festival with a heady mix of traditional Oktoberfest anthems and rock covers. The DJ takes over 10.30 pm onwards.
On: October 15, 4 pm onwards
Entry: Rs 1,000 (full cover) ; 8 pm onwards - Rs 500 (Full Cover)
Open air barbecue with a delicious mix of German cuisine and Indian Tandoor. Happy Hour deals on beer (pint: Rs 70, English mug: Rs 100).
On: October 16, 12 pm
Entry: Rs 1,000 (Full Cover); 8 pm onwards - Rs 500 (Full Cover)
Indulge in a decadent unlimited brunch along with Happy Hour beer a-la-carte. Unlimited brunch priced at Rs 350. And yes, there will be Beer Games too. Tickle your funny bone with Stand Up comedian Tarunesh Irani as he rants about Pune, Beer and of course his terrible life during our kick-ass stand up comedy act and llve Rock music.

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