Revellers and German beer fans came together on 22nd September to commemorate the launch of Malaysia’s month-long celebration of Oktoberfest at Brotzeit® German Bier Bar & Restaurant in Mid Valley Megamall. Fondly named the biggest beer party in the world, Oktoberfest draws more than six million people from around the globe to the festival’s birthplace of Munich, Bavaria for 16 days of feasting and downing pints of German beer.

The launch at Brotzeit® saw Dr Michael Feiner (Deputy German Ambassador), executing the “Tapping of the Barrel” ritual with Brotzeit®’s resident Bavarian chef, Helmut Murmann, a little after 7pm.

Tapping of the Barrel by Dr Michael Feiner & Chef Helmut Murmann

This age-old Oktoberfest tradition, which is accompanied by the declaration of “O’zapft is!” (meaning that the barrel has been successfully tapped), was held concurrently with the “Tapping of the Barrel” in Germany (12pm local time) by Christian Ude, the Mayor of Munich, to signify the commencement of the festival.

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Debuting at the launch was the “Oktoberfest Platter” (RM255++), an original creation by Chef Helmut Murmann comprising a mouth-watering smorgasbord of Brotzeit®’s signature pork knuckle, meatloaf, lumberjack steak, garlic sausages, spicy chicken sausages and gypsy bacon slices served with a side of sauerkraut and potato salad.

Brotzeit food & Paulaner beers

Oh yum!

The merrymaking ensued throughout the night with Brotzeit®’s resident five-piece band, Deriolama, entertaining the crowd with a repertoire of pop songs as well as the traditional songs of Germany.

Deriolama

(Deriolama plays at Brotzeit® Mid Valley on Wednesdays and Brotzeit® Sunway on Thursdays)

From now until 31st October, patrons to Brotzeit® German Bier Bar & Restaurant in Mid Valley Megamall and Sunway Pyramid can enjoy the seasonal Oktoberfestbier™ on tap for RM14++ (0.3 litres) during Happy Hours or opt to purchase the beer in its commemorative one-litre can (RM80+), which comes with an attractive one-litre mug that customers can take home with them

In addition, the exclusive two-litre Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier™ collector’s item (RM138+) is also available at Brotzeit® until the end of October.

Paulaner display at the bar

Besides being able to indulge in Paulaner’s Oktoberfestbier™, guests to Brotzeit® can also get a taste of the Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier™ on tap, exclusively available only at Brotzeit®. Only six breweries in Munich are allowed to brew Oktoberfestbier™ in accordance to the strict standards of The Purity Order of 1516 (or Reinheitsgebot) and Brotzeit® is proud to be serving beer from two of these six breweries.

Brotzeit® will hold two nights of Oktoberfest celebrations at Sunway (10th & 11th October) and Mid Valley (19th & 20th October), featuring entertainment by Paulaner’s Oktoberfest Oompah Band from Munich.

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Guests at Brotzeit
Deputy German Ambassador Dr Michael Feiner & Brotzeit guests

For RM50 per head, guests will receive a pint of Paulaner’s Oktoberfestbier™ and a chance to win:

  • Paulaner’s three-litre trophy-sized beer glass
  • The two-litre Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfestbier™ collector’s item
  • Fragrance sets from Aigner
  • Dining vouchers from Brotzeit®
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