As well as being able to reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form we will also have a free Oktoberfest Newcastle tasting (for over 18s only) at mmm… and glug… from 1pm on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 September.
The Munich Oktoberfest is one of the most famous events and the world’s largest fair, with some six million people attending every year.
According to tradition, the beer tents only sell original Munich beer, which is brewed in strict adherence to the “Reinheitsgebot” (Bavarian Purity Requirements).
What we are selling at mmm… and glug… (while stocks last)
NEW – Augustiner
We sell Augustiner beers all year round – but to date have never been able to get their Oktoberfest special, until this year!
Stocks should be with us on Wednesday, 10 October and will go fast so we suggest using the form below to reserve them.
The brewery was founded in 1417 and grew to be the leading Munich brewery in the 18th century under Joseph Pschorr and Maria Theresia Hacker.
After their deaths, the brewery was divided into the Hacker brewery and Pschorr brewery before being reunified in the 1970s.
Hacker’s 5.8% ABV beer is supplied in traditional flip top bottles.
Wilhelm V. founded the Hofbräu brewery in 1589.
Originally the brewery was at the Platzl where the Hofbräuhaus, one of the most important touristic attractions in Munich, is now located.
The beer at 6.3% ABV, is the festival’s strongest!
From the 15th century, there has been a brewery in the Löwengrube.
Near the brewery is the popular beer garden Löwenbräukeller, founded in 1883.
The beer’s logo is a lion and a giant mechanical lion sits on top of the Löwenbräu Oktoberfest tent, which serves their 6.1% ABV festival beer.
Today the Paulaner brewery is settled on the Nockherberg.
The Oktoberfest Paulaner is 6% ABV.
The logo of the label is a spade with the initials of Gabriel Sedlmayr, whose family also own the Franziskaner brewery.
Spaten’s Oktoberfest beer is 5.9% ABV.
This seasonal beer offers a combination of two classic German styles, Oktoberfest and wheat beer; a surprising alliance that works very well together.
Other German beers available all year round at mmm… and glug…
- Augustiner-Bräu (Munich)
- Ayinger Brewery (Aying, Bavaria)
- Schöfferhofer grapefruit wheat beer (Frankfurt)
- Schlösser Alt (Dusseldorf)
- Früh Kölsch (Cologne)
- Berliner Pilsner (Berlin)
- Berliner Kindl Weisse (Berlin)
- Schlenkerla smoked Rauchbiers (Bamberg)
- Schneider Weisse wheat beers (Kelheim, Bavaria)
- Plus steins and glassware (seasonal deliveries and stocks dependent).
Why is Oktoberfest in September?
In following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.
Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.
Thank you and ‘Prost’ to the official Oktoberfest website for information and images.
Want to know more about Oktoberfest Newcastle?
- Free tasting (no ticket required – over 18s only): at mmm… and glug… from 1pm on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 September.
- Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form.
- Call us on: 0191 222 1818
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