Run down to the costume shop for a new lederhosen — it's time to drink steins and tuck into bratwursts.
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Decked out in full Bavarian beer hall splendour, Frenchies Bistro and Brewery invites you to don your finest dirndl dresses and lederhosen this weekend. So, prepare to party like you're backpacking through Germany at the award-winning microbrewery, housed in Rosebery's The Cannery this weekend.
In honour of his German heritage, head brewer Vincent de Soyres has whipped up a limited-edition beer for the occasion. Sitting alongside the brewery's other German drops — the Buckeburger Pils and Hefeweizen — Frenchies' newest beer, Festbier, has been brewed using Bavarian ingredients and is sure to go down a treat with the food that'll be on offer at its Oktoberfeast this Saturday, October 19.
For $20, you'll be rubbing elbows with fellow bier lovers while sitting on long tables, drinking a one-litre stein (included with entry) and tucking into a mean German feast. All your favourite Bavarian dishes will be on the menu, with Frenchies' chef Thomas Cauquil dishing up everything from pretzels to potato salad, smoky hendl (roast chicken) and a whole bunch of German sausages. For dessert, there'll be heavenly sweets like apple strudel, kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancakes) and gingerbread.
The good times aren't just down to the food and booze, either. There'll be plenty of live tunes, games and competitions, including ping pong and stein races for the kidults and face painting and balloon animals for the kids (who get in for free).
Oktoberfeast will kick off at noon and run until 9pm and will take over not only Frenchies, but also The Cannery, meaning you could be celebrating with up to 600 beer-loving punters. Tickets are $20 (or $25 on the door) and include a Frenchies one-litre take-home souvenir stein glass. Food can be purchased separately. Plus, Frenchies will be providing free buses to and from Green Square, so you can get home easy.