1st to 31st October 2014
Looking for something to do near your Snowy Mountain accommodation? Throughout the month of October, guests can experience all the flavors of a traditional German celebration by joining in with Oktoberfest at Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery in Thredbo Valley. Oktoberfest is one of the biggest and most popular events of the year, and Wildbrumby’s vast array of European beers offers up all the best flavors from Europe’s breweries. Even the most discerning of beer aficionados will be sure to find something to tempt their taste buds.
Throughout the celebration the ever popular German beer Paulaner will be ready on tap. Just like in Germany, the Paulaner will be served in authentic litre and half litre glasses, sure to quench a thirst of any size. And what goes better with good beer than good food? Paulaner goes down wonderfully with one of the giant soft pretzels being baked fresh every hour or so throughout the event. Make sure to grab one hot out of the oven.
If you’re not much of a beer drinker, there will be plenty of opportunities to sample other drinks. Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery does Schnapps right, and the schnapps tasting always proves to be a popular event. The distillery’s full range of schnapps are kept on ice for the tasting, and are available for purchase, so you can bring them back to your Snowy Mountain accommodation when you find the ones for your taste. Best of all, the tasting is completely free to take part in, so come thirsty.
In addition to the amazing selection of alcoholic drinks, the Oktoberfest celebration is a brilliant time for expanding your culinary horizons, and the European fare served there makes it worth indulging in a meal or two. Delicacies such as German style sausages, sauerkraut, and the much loved Farmer’s Pfandl specialty make up a small sampling of the traditional German cuisine available to enjoy. Visitors to the festival can finish their meal off by indulging their sweet tooth. Try topping off your meal by stopping by the cafe for an authentically European cup of coffee and trying a slice or two from one of the many delicious homemade cakes the cafe has to offer.
Please note at this festival there’s more than just food going on. You should be sure to check Wildbrumby’s schedule of live music and entertainment for even more to see and enjoy during your trip. With live music, livelier dancing, and more, Oktoberfest is fun and entertainment for the whole family.
We all know beer, food, and fun can have its toll. After you’ve had your fun and the food and drinks are done, your cozy Snowy Mountain accommodation will be waiting for you at Pender Lea Chalets.