Oktoberfest at CityScape
October 18, 2010 by Jill Spear
Beer! Beer! Plus Beer! Practice saying “Weisswurst” (white sausage) and you’re revved up and ready to go for CityScape’s Oktoberfest event.
This Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd, CityScape’s big, open mall will be hoppin’ with live music and dancing, the aroma of sausages and sauerkraut, and tables stacked with steins of cold German beer.
If you’re nuts for beer, especially authentic German beer, Oktoberfest will feature beers and breweries that have been making people happy for centuries. The Weihenstephan Brewery, for example, was founded in Bavaria in 768. Just think of it: 768 A.D. Everyone’s favorite beverage preceded the printing press, telephones, blue jeans and Monday Night Football.
You can also sample Spaten Oktoberfest Beer, created in 1872 for the world’s first Oktoberfest, plus Bitburger Premium Pils, from a brewery founded in 1817. Tim Hughes, the lucky guy in charge of selecting the beers says, “Our goal is to deliver beers that you would find at Oktoberfest in Germany to make this the most authentic experience this side of the Atlantic.”
A Munich-style feast is in the works, along with live, on-stage entertainment and a dance floor. Presented by Phoenix Sister Cities, this is the first of many big events planned for CityScape.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 1st, for only $10 per person, or you can pick up free tickets in advance at the following CityScape businesses: Lucky Strike Lanes; 5 Guys Burgers; Gold’s Gym; CVS Pharmacy; Designer District; Par Exsalonce Salon and West of Soho.
Come and raise a glass or three to the first launch party at CityScape, as Downtown continues to bust out some new moves. Cheers, everyone.