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Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz

Friday, March 24, 2017 5:00 PM - Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:00 PM      
Event Organizer:     Brauhaus Schmitz

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Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz
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Saturday 1pm Session details $15.00 Ended
Saturday 5pm Session details $15.00 Ended
Saturday 8pm Session details $15.00 Ended
Sunday 1pm Session details $15.00 Ended

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Besides the famous Oktoberfest, Starkbierfest (or the 5th season) is the second big beer festival in Munich and a great opportunity to have fun with your friends! Plus, one more opportunity to wear the traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen! Join us March 24th-26th, where it's always the right time of year for a Bier!

We will offer 15 of Germany’s best Strong Biersand deck out our Brauer Bund Bierhall in Black & Gold - PLUS we'll be setting up traditional bench seating for 140 of our closest friends and fans!

Tickets are VERY limited and seating is first come, first serve. Special Festival menu will be available for additional purchase.

Session Start Times:

  • Friday 5PM 
  • Saturday 1PM
  • Saturday 5PM
  • Saturday 8PM
  • Sunday 1PM

Tickets Include: - $15 in Advance

  • Admission
  • Ceramic 10 oz. Brauhaus Schmitz branded beer stein
  • Complimentary First StarkBier
  • Complimentary Pretzel Necklace
  • Live Entertainment

Beer Lineup (subject to change):
  • Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoked Doppelbock
  • Schneider Aventinus Eisbock
  • Ettal Curator
  • Samichlaus
  • Zoller Hof Donator
  • Arcobräu Coronator
  • Andechs Doppelbock
  • Paulaner Salvator
  • Weihenstephaner Korbinian
  • Hofbräu Delikator
  • Weihenstephaner Vitus
  • Schneider Aventinus
  • Weihenstephaner Kristall Weizenbock
  • Schneider Hopfen Weisse
  • Ayinger Celebrator

Origins of Starkbierfest:

Historical origin of the strong beer, or Bockbier, lies in catholic religion: the monks were not allowed to eat during the period of fasting, and therefore brewed dark beer which was much stronger in calories and alcohol to substitute for food, “Liquid Bread” of sorts. You might be surprised to learn that although Stark means “strong” in German, the name of Starkbier doesn’t actually refer to the alcoholic punch it packs, rather the beer’s Stammwürze or “original wort”. This indicates the amount of solids in the beverage. 
Nowadays most people don’t fast anymore, but the dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don’t miss this “little Oktoberfest”.


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Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Since opening in 2009, Brauhaus has quickly become one of the most authentic German Bierhalls and Restaurants in the United States. With 30 German beers on draft and over 50 in bottle we are proud to offer more German beer than anyone else outside of Deutschland! We have been able to help bring countless new beers to the city of Philadelphia (and the country) for the first time ever. We guarantee you will never find the assortment of German beers that you can find here!