Oktoberfest beers recipe-fest

Welsh rarebit mmm glug oktoberfest recipe
You’ve got your Hacker-Pschorr, your Paulaner stein and a whole load of beers on reserve, it’s now time to think about the Oktoberfest recipes inspired from ingredients at mmm… and glug… Here some of our favourite recipes we think you should add to your repertoire immediately in order to make the most of Oktoberfest 2018. Often, we head straight to the sausages, shanks and schnitzels when thinking about German cuisine but here at mmm… and glug… we’re putting the beer on centre stage.

Ein – Beer mustard/Bier Senf

From experience, this is delicious with a steak, or sausages, or potatoes, or in sandwiches, or, just anything! Don’t forget – every Friday we have freshly made Pink Lane Bakery pretzels our store. Deliciously dunkable with a homemade beer mustard!
BBC Good Food recipe here.

Zwei – Oxtail stew/Ochsenschwanz-Eintopf

As the nights draw in, it’s well worth making the time to cosy up with this rich oxtail stew.
And, if you haven’t had a traditional German potato dumpling before, you haven’t experience comfort. Delicious Magazine recipe here.
Swap your mash or regular flour dumplings with these beauties for an indulgent autumn supper. Taste of Home dumpling recipe here.

Drei – Beer and cheese soup/Bier und Käse Suppe

Did someone say beer and cheese? YES. Need we say more? Beer and cheese is a match made in heaven. Try our very popular Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock for a darker soup or a Spaten lager for a lighter one. Food Republic recipe here.

Vier – Rarebit/Käse auf Toastbrot

Forget about Guinness, try adding one of our dark German beers (such as Schlosser Altbier or Paulaner Celebrator) to take your Welsh Rarebit to the next level. Olive Magazine recipe here.

Fünf – Chocolate truffles – with beer, of course/ Schokoladentrüffel mit Bier

Trust us, this one may sound odd, but the bitterness that the beer brings to the table works like a dream against that rich dark chocolate. Try using our German wheat beers  (such as Erdinger of Schneider Weisse) rather than an IPA for something truly delicious. Bon Appetit recipe here.

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Oktoberfest Newcastle beers at mmm… and glug…

Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm and glug
If you can’t make it to this year’s Munich Oktoberfest have the next best thing, the best selection of German beers bar none at mmm… and glug… own Oktoberfest Newcastle. 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 

Augustiner was established in 1328 making it Munich’s oldest established brewery.

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.

Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form.


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. Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form. Hofbräu München Hofbrau Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm... and glug...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! Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form. Löwenbräu  Lowenbrau Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm and glugFrom 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. Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form. Paulaner München Paulaner Brauerei Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm and glugThis beer has been brewed since 1634 in the Paulaner monastery and was originally only sold on public holidays. Today the Paulaner brewery is settled on the Nockherberg. The Oktoberfest Paulaner is 6% ABV. Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form. Spaten München Spaten Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm and glugThe Spaten brewery was founded in 1397. 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. Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form. Erdinger Weissbrau Although not an ‘official’ Oktoberfest beer, Erdinger is always a popular one with lovers of German beers at mmm… and glug… This seasonal beer offers a combination of two classic German styles, Oktoberfest and wheat beer; a surprising alliance that works very well together. Reserve Oktoberfest beers using our online form.

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?

Oktoberfest hall Oktoberfest Newcastle at mmm and glugThe first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honour of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. 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.

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