Pune, are you just as excited about this as we are?! The city’s largest Oktoberfest is hosted by the Indo German Chamber of Commerce (Pune division) every year as an ode to the world’s largest and most renowned “Volksfest” in Munich.
For 12 years now, Pune has hosted the Oktoberfest and created a vibrant three-day-long festival with authentic German beer and food that’s guaranteed to transport you to Germany! This event will be held on November 9-10 at the member’s enclosure of Royal Western Indian Turf Club (RWITC).
There will be a wide selection of local craft beers, keeping up with the main spirit of the Oktoberfest- the drinking! Keep an eye out for three of Pune’s most renowned breweries: Doolally, Effingut Brewerkz and Kimaya Brewing Company! Each of the handpicked breweries will be crafting a special Oktoberfest brew which will only be available at the event, so make sure you try those as well.
A Scrappy Little Beer Company! Doolally Craft Beers – India’s first microbrewery and accidental creators of Indian craft beer revolution. Co-founded by a grumpy German brewmaster and detergent powder salesman, they sold their first pint in October of 2009 and it’s been a million pints since. Doolally makes beers that will challenge you, surprise you as well as delight you. They are simply here to end the tyranny of bad beer. They will be serving:
Oktoberfest Bier (Strong Beer) | Apfelwein | Hefeweizen | Karwanda Gose
Magical craft brews made only from the best handpicked ingredients. Kimaya, or divine magic, is the exact feeling that flows with every sip of their beers! They will be pouring:
Witbier | Vanilla Porter | Apfelwein | Munich Lager
Started in 2014, Effingut Breweries has combined its passion for great beer and love of experimentation to create legendary craft beers. The driving ethos for Effingut is to create food and beer that venture away from the routine and conventional.
To this end, there are always 8-10 beers on tap, creating and introducing to us great beers from around the world. Some of their recipes use local ingredients to highlight Indian flavours for the local palate. Their beers, ciders and meads are always fresh, handcrafted and with no preservatives, chemicals or artificial additives. On their special Oktoberfest taps will be:
Pomegranate Cider (made with real pomegranate juice; sweet and a little tart)
Hefeweizen (banana, cloves and bubblegum; yeasty body and high carbonation)
Kolsch (clean and crisp; hoppy and fruity)
The second feature which defines Oktoberfest is authentic German food. The Iron Bar & Grill will be satisfying all your German culinary cravings and bringing you German delicacies right here in Pune. They will be serving a variety of international cuisines such as Mexican, Indian and more, as well as authentic German dishes like Krakaurwurstchen, Frisch and Bratwurst Chicken (both sausages) as well as Pretzels, Potato Salad and Sauerkraut.
The headlining band for the event are also performers at the actual Munich Oktoberfest, ‘Die Kirchdorfer’ and they will put you in the German groove with traditional German music and dance!
Date: November 9-10
Duration: Saturday (1-10 pm), Sunday (1-10 pm)
Venue: Member’s Enclosure, Royal Western Indian Turf Club, Camp, Pune
Ticket Prices: INR 349 per head for 1 day, INR 549 per hear for 2 days, INR 749 per head for one Season Pass (all 3 days)
Click here to book your tickets and stay updated on the event’s Facebook page!
See you at Oktoberfest 2019, Pune peeps! Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures!