Archive for September, 2011


‘Tis the season for the beer in Detroit!

On Saturday, October 22, the 3rd Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival will be taking place in Eastern Market, a bustling outdoor bazaar that’s been operating in Detroit since 1891. Presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild and Metro Times, this year’s Detroit Beer Festival boasts over 250 beers brewed locally by more than 45 Michigan microbreweries and brewpubs.

Naturally, as one of Michigan’s finest craft breweries, Frankenmuth will be on hand with a variety of beers. Among them will be our popular Pilsener and, for one of the last times this season, our Oktoberfest brew.

If the promise of countless craft beers isn’t enough, the Detroit Beer Festival will also showcase a number of local eateries and live music for your entertainment.

For tickets and more information, visit the Michigan Brewers Guild online. This event is expected to sellout so advance tickets are encouraged.

And of course, stop by the Frankenmuth Brewery website for a complete list of beers and more!

Detroit Beer Festival

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Frankenmuth Brewery is excited to be co-sponsoring the fall edition of Royal Oak Restaurant Week, October 3-9 at over 25 participating eateries!

Each restaurant will offer three-course meals for between $15-$25 and, most importantly, a variety of Frankenmuth Beers in bottles and on tap! Selections will vary by restaurant.

Participants include: Andiamo, Bastone Brewery, BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, Café Habana, Cantina Diablo’s, D’Amato’s Restaurant, Fifth Avenue, Gemmayze Lebanese Kitchen &amp Lounge, Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery, Little Tree Sushi Bar, Lockhart’s BBQ, Mr. B’s, Oak City Grille, O’Toole’s, Oxford Inn, Pronto!, Royal Oak Brewery, Sangria Tapas Café, Tom’s Oyster Bar, Vinotecca, Woody’s Diner, Zumba Mexican Grille and more!

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In anticipation of the big Oktobierfest celebration – every weekend from September 15 to October 1 at Frankenmuth Brewery – we decided to share some of our favorite trivia about the world’s favorite beer festival.

  • The first Oktoberfest was held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany over 200 years ago, on October 12, 1810. Originally a wedding celebration for Bavarian Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, it was such a success that they decided to repeat the festivities annually.
  • Oktoberfest actually takes place mostly in September, running approximately 16 days through the first weekend in October. It was moved up several weeks to encourage attendance, as October weather in Germany is generally not the most pleasant.
  • Over six million beer enthusiasts attend every year, making Oktoberfest the world’s largest fair.
  • Hotels in Munich have to be booked a year in advance to accommodate the massive tourist traffic.
  • In 2007, almost seven million liters of German beer were consumed.
  • Only beer brewed within Munich city limits is served at Oktoberfest. This includes renowned breweries like Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Pschorr Bräu and Spatenbräu.
  • Germans call festivalgoers who pass out from excessive drinking Bierleichen. Translation: beer corpses.

200 years old? Six million beer fanatics? Seven million liters of beer?!

Now that’s our kind of party – minus the beer corpses, of course. Thankfully, there aren’t many Bierleichen around these parts… Usually the only German we hear at Frankenmuth Brewery is “Das good bier!”

Celebrate the season with Frankenmuth’s Oktoberfest beer, for a limited time only!

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