Battle of the Biers
The ‘Battle of the Biers’ will return to Albert Hall, this year’s Oktoberfest kicks off on September 20 to coincide with the original festivities in Munich.
This year, the weekend bier hall event will take place on September 20 and 21 at Albert Hall and will include three Bier hall sessions.
Manchester vs Munich
Over 2000 bier lovers are expected to attend, as local Mancunian breweries take on the very best of Bavaria. Albert Hall will be pouring a selection of Oktoberfest bier specials that are rarely found outside of Germany. Bavarian powerhouses such as Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr will go toe to toe with Manchester’s very own Manchester Rein, Cloudwater and Seven Brothers, in a battle to pour the finest stein.
Bier x Bratwurst x Brass
In addition to the bier drinking festivities, which is set to be the biggest yet in Manchester’s multi-award-winning music venue, you can expect a line-up including some of Manchester’s well-renowned music acts. There will also be plenty of Bratwursts in the sausage eating championship and there’s even a best-dressed lederhosen competition on the cards for this year’s bier bonanza!
The official festival starts mid-September and ends the first weekend in October.
Manchester’s ‘Oktoberfest Albert Hall’ will take place at the same time as the official launch in Munich.
With Brexit fast approaching, this may well be the last time Manchester can enjoy Oktoberfest as part of the EU so make sure you get involved with the bier hall event of the year!
Also published on Medium.