It’s Oktoberfest season, and that means one thing. Plenty of German beer. OK, make it two things: German beer and Oktoberfest parties featuring plenty of German grub and German beer.

While Oktoberfest is a jaw-dropping 16-day affair in Germany that starts in September and ends on the first Sunday of October, the celebrations in Singapore are somewhat more sedate. While various German-themed restaurants will run their individual promotions, there are only two larger scale events in the Singapore Oktoberfest calendar. There’s the one organized by the Swiss Club that’s just passed (really more of an affair for the club and its corporate partners, with very limited tickets for the public), and then there’s Oktoberfest Asia.

Back for the second year, Oktoberfest Asia will be a three-day fest – it lasted over four days last year – in celebration of authentic Bavarian eating, drinking and fun-making at the Keppel Island Plaza, at the Marina at Keppel Bay. To be held from 9–11 October 2014, visitors will be treated to exclusive German beer and liquor, traditional gourmet grub and authentic Bavarian entertainment (with a true Munchen band, no less!) in the comforts of an air-conditioned marquee.

Bitburger is one of Germany’s top selling lagers from the Rhineland-Palatinate region, while Weihenstephan is the world’s oldest commercial brewery founded in 1040 which will be showcasing Weihanstephan Festbier specifically brewed for Oktoberfest in Bavaria annually. Weltenburger Kloster, the world’s oldest Abbey brewery will be showcasing the original Anno 1050, a beer specifically brewed under the same specifications back in 1050.

Oktoberfest Asia will possibly witness the widest range of Bavarian beers on offer anywhere in Singapore. Schneider Weisse and Paulaner Brauhaus makes a return from last year, but this season we’ll also be seeing the likes of Benediktiner, Bitburger, Weihenstephan and Weltenburger added to the draft lineup.

“We want to be as authentic as possible by introducing the best beers Bavaria can offer,” says Ian Lim, organizer of Oktoberfest Asia. “Not many people have the opportunity to experience these beers out of Germany, and we have made the effort to bring these beers to your doorstep.” Lim is also a director of Singapore-based beer importer Dre@mfields, whose portfolio includes Schneider Weisse, Weihenstephan, and Weltenburger.

Oktoberfest Asia 2013

To pair with these beers, there will be a special Bavarian menu curated by master guest chef Josef Nagler, chef de cuisine from the original Weissen Bräuhaus in Munich, who will be overseeing the preparation of the food this year in collaboration with The Privé Group. “Food and beer always has a synergistic relationship. In Singapore, culturally the consumption of food and beer doesn’t really have a strong bond as they are usually enjoyed during separate occasions of the day,” shares Matt Bennett of Magic Rock, which is co-organizing the event. Bennett is best known for founding Beerfest Asia, that annual event in Singapore celebrating all things beer.

The Original Hofbräuhaus Show will be returning to headline the entertainment for the festival.


Event details in full

Cost General admission – with one full meal and welcome beer – is at $95 (Thursday) and $108 (Friday/Saturday). Single day VIP ticket $180, with one full meal and free flow draught all night long. VIP table $1,288 for table of 8.

Time and Date 5pm to late, 9-11 October, 2014

Venue Keppel Island Plaza, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 098382

Ticketing (SISTIC)



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