Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest 2016 | MF Guide

By Mumbai Foodie October 5, 2016
Get on the craft beer bandwagon this Oktoberfest! Image: TheUrbanVibe.in

It’s that time of the year when we love our pints of beer a little more than usual. The city’s favourite German festival is here, and we’ll tell you where to go and what to expect and order when you get there. Read on!

The Irish House, across outlets
One of the city’s most popular premium bar chains is giving us a blowout 16-day long party for Oktoberfest. All day beer offers include international beers at 345++, as well as craft and draft beers for 295++. Their special food menu includes German festive staples like Pretzels with house mustard, Sauerkraut, beer-doused sausages, and Apple Strudel. Live music across select venues by popular artists and Friday game nights in their German-inspired decor complete the mood and make us say “noch ein bier, bitte!”

Harry’s Bar + Café, across outlets
This chain of cocktail bars celebrates Oktoberfest until the 10th of the month. The special food menu includes Chicken Schnitzel, Flammkuchen (a German flatbread), and Bratwurst Hot Dogs. They have 2+1 offers on Indian-manufactured beers and 3+1 on international beers.
Quick tip: Try their German Potato Salad (add bacon) and a Michelada, our favourite beer cocktail.

The White Owl, Lower Parel
Food gets an upgrade here with their special Oktoberfest menu. Dishes include Beer-Braised Onion & Emmental Tart and Lamb Stew, Chicken Schnitzel Slider, and a Chef’s Special Currywurst. You can supersize any White Owl beer order to 550 ml on a standard order from Sunday to Thursday.
Quick tip: Go German with the Halcyon or the Outlander, a new Munich-style lager.

Eddies Bistro, Bandra
Bandra’s popular bar has always had a good selection of international beers. For Oktoberfest, they’re upping their game with two special beers from Germany – the Flensburger Weizen and Flensburger Gold. The former is a classic German wheat beer, the latter a refreshing antidote to the heat we’re expecting to kick in any day now.
Quick tip: You can’t go wrong pairing the Flensburger Weizen with the crisp Pinwheel Pizza.

Brewbot, Lokhandwala
The week-long Oktoberfest celebrations at this grungy brewery begin on the 12th of October. The special Oktoberfest menu includes traditional German sausage styles like Krakauer, Frankfurter, and Bratwurst. A chugging contest on the 14th, 15th, and 16th shall see participants guzzle from a 2-litre boot at one go, with the winner receiving a free brunch, a great way to recover from a hangover.
Quick tip: Supersize their German beers – Skywalker Kolsch and Floating Head Hefeweizen from 330 ml to 500 ml.

Special Beers You Should Try This Month

Doolally Taproom has an especially-brewed Oktoberfest beer available at all 3 outlets. The light amber beer is clear, refreshing and expected to be around through October. It’s also Mumbai City FC’s official beer.

Independence Brewing Company opened its doors to Mumbai in Andheri on the 4th of October. They mark their Mumbai launch with a specially-brewed IPA called Method to Madness, as a tribute to the city’s chaos. The hoppy beer has an earthy aroma of tropical fruits and has a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

Image credits: Gateway Brewing Co.

Image: Gateway Brewing Co.

Gateway Brewing Co’s ever-experimental Explorer tap is now pouring an Oktoberfest Bier. It’s available at The Bombay Canteen, Woodside Inn – Colaba & Andheri, The Good Wife, British Brewing Company (Lower Parel), Irish House (Bandra), Boveda Bistro, Beer Café (Churchgate, Powai and T2 Airport). The golden beer uses malts from Vienna and Munich and refreshing German hops to elevate its caramel flavour profile.

White Owl Brewery has launched a new Munich-style lager called Outlander. The body on this is moderate-light and it has a mildly spicy aroma despite the sweet notes in its flavour.

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