Wunderbar! Birmingham’s Bavarian bar and restaurant is bringing out the big biers for this Oktoberfest. Dig out your lederhosen, because the biggest celebration of German heritage and beer returns to Albert’s Schloss. There’s a host of entertainment too, from a keg tapping opening party to oompah bands, wiener eating and plenty of Bavarian feasts and steins.
Taking place from September 16 to October 3 (Oktoberfest always ends on the first Sunday of October), the official opening party kicks off at 5 p.m. Keeping with the tradition of a celebrity tapping the first keg, Heart West Midlands radio stars, Ed James & Gemma Hill will do the honours. With flowing steins and the sounds of Albert’s Oompah band to follow, as well as plenty more debauchery.
The keg tapping continues on September 22, at 4:45 p.m. for the Apres-Work Keg Tapping party. With a fresh selection of kegs bursting open, there’ll also be an early Friday Frolich showtime from the Albert’s Brass Band, the infamous Haus Band and DJ sets alongside bier tasting, wiener samples and more.
The Oktoberfest-themed showtime entertainment carries on throughout the festivities, every Friday & Saturday night in the infamous Pleasure Palace. But that’s not all, as every Monday to Friday, 4 ‘til 7 pm, enjoy pints of Pilsner + Hofbrau Helles for £5, as well as £6 cocktails and £25 bottles of Prosecco, and early showtime performances from 4:45 pm every Tuesday to Friday.
Just some of the Oktoberfest guest biers on offer include Spaten Oktoberfest, traditionally the first bier barrel tapped in Germany, by the Mayor of Munich every year. Hofbräu Oktoberfest, the strongest of Albert’s Oktoberfest biers at 6.3%, Lowenbrau Volbier (5.2%) and Hacker-Pschorr (5.8%). A new Bavarian Sharing Feast (filled with roast pork knuckle, chicken schnitzel, bratwurst, kaiserwurst, honey roast pork belly and more) will keep you filled up between steins.