Though the original Oktoberfest will not take place in Munich this year, Mumbaikars can head to thesebars and restaurants to celebrate throughout October. Read on to know more about the best Bavarian-inspired menus, and exclusive Oktoberfest ales.
BrewDog, Lower Parel
BrewDog is celebrating their annual Collabfest in honour of Oktoberfest. The brewery has collaborated with brands like Goa Brewing Co., Toit, Great State Ale, BrewBot, Brewolf Brewing, 2 Down Beer Co., for a 10-day craft beer festival, so you can get all your favourite ales in one place! Chef Gaurav Gidwani, F&B Head, BrewDog India will also be curating a special hot dog menu for the occasion.
From October 21-30
Brew Whale, Khar West
To celebrate Oktoberfest, Brew Whale has launched their take on the popular Munich Helles Lager. A pale gold beer with a frothy white head, this one packs a bread-like malty flavour. With a low ABV of 4.2 per cent, it is the perfect brew for a long afternoon relaxing with friends. The brewery has also introduced new merchandise, 1 litre beer steins, for the festival.
Till October 31
Drifters Brewery, Andheri, Bandra, Powai and Thane
Drifters Brewery has on offer Märzenbier, an Oktoberfest specialty lager that originated in Bavaria. The medium-bodied amber hued brew has a toasty malt bouquet with a sweet/bitter finish. Order from their outlets spread all over the city, including a newly opened Drifters Growler Station at Thakur Village, Kandivali.
Until stocks last
Gateway Brewing Co.
Get your dose of Oktoberfest specials at Gateway Brewing Co.’s retail outlet in Colaba or taproom in BKC. Brew Master Navin Mittal has crafted a vast collection of German Brews that will be available even for deliveries. The menu will consist of Bomberg, modelled after the smoked lagers of Bamberg, Germany, and Festbier, which is a Munich Helles style brew that is consumed in copious quantities in Munich during Oktoberfest.
Till October 31
Seven Kitchens, The St. Regis Mumbai
With a menu of delicious Bhut Jolokia Chicken Wings, Lamb Reuben, Beer Battered Fish with Tartare Sauce Seven Kitchens celebrates Oktoberfest. Pair this menu with a special ‘Brew Bucket’ of three beers. Choose from options such as Hoegaarden, Corona, White Owl’s Diablo, Spike and Spark beers.
From October 14-31
On tap at Toit is the classic Oktoberfest Lager, Märzen. The brewery also has a menu of special Bavarian dishes for the festival, including a Sausage Schwartzen Platter of pork sausages, served with beer-flavoured mustard, German potato salad, home-made sauerkraut, braised red cabbage and Bavarian mash.The Rouladen, a traditional German dish, slathered with mustard and filled with bacon, onions, pickles, slow cooked in a rich gravy makes it to menu, as does a sea salt pretzelserved with Obatzda—a traditional beer-cheese dip.
Until stocks last
The Game Palacio, Bandra
Ideal for a day of family-friendly fun, The Game Palacio with its bowling lanes and arcade zone has an Ultimate Beer & Burger Festival menu this month. On offer are burgers in a host of cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Mexican, French, Oriental, Moroccan, and of course, American. Lemongrass sesame chicken tenders, chickpea falafel sliders, and a classic BBQ chicken burger are among the many options. Get two burgers and three beers for Rs. 1599 ++.
From October 15-30
Woodside Inn, Colaba, Bandra and Andheri
The iconic Woodside Inn is back with its 14th annual Beer and Burger Festival. This year the menu is inspired by Oktoberfest! The restaurant has launched 3 exclusive German Style Beers and 6 German inspired burgers. Sip a stein of ‘Gretel’s Gose,’ by 2 Down Beer Co’s savoury, slightly tart beer paired with a German style pretzel topped with honey mustard. Gateways Brewing Co.’s Reinhardt’s Rauchbier, a light smoked beer typical to the city of Bamberg and Helga’s Helles a popular Oktoberfest-style beer. While you’re at it, try Woodside Inn’s special burger menu with options like ‘Der Hamburger’, a double Smashed Tenderloin Patty, layered with Weissbier Battered Onion Rings and loaded with Creamy Obatzda (German Beer Cheese Spread), or a Herta’s Currywurst Burger with crunchy whole Portobello mushroom stuffed with camembert & mozzarella.