Cheers to Oktoberfest. Let’s celebrate!

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Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, Toronto’s Oktoberfest captures the essence of Bavarian festivities through authentic food, drink and merriment.

Oktoberfest in Munich:

Oktoberfest originated in Munich, Germany in 1810 as a 16 day event to commemorate the marriage of Bavaria’s King Ludwig to his bride Queen Therese.

200 years later it is the world’s largest fair celebrating beer. People dress up in traditional dirndl and lederhausen and parade through Munich to the festival grounds. Oktoberfest begins with a 12 gun salute and an official tapping of the first keg by the Mayor. The festivities in Munich are celebrated from September 22nd to October 7th.

Oktoberfest Kick Off in Toronto:
Kick off Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg-tapping on Saturday, September 27th. The event includes litre steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner, gigantic doughy pretzels, lip-smacking sausage & sauerkraut, folk dancers, and arm-linked crowds joined in revelry and refreshment.

September 27th
2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto

Tickets: $25 at the door (includes the first one-liter Pilsner, and an authentic stein to take home).

For more info, visit: Steam Whistle Oktoberfest

Toronto Oktoberfest:
October 4th and 5th
5:00 pm – 12:30 am
St. Lawrence Market, North Building

Tickets: $20-25

For more info, visit: Toronto Oktoberfest

Get your Steam Whistle hat on! It’s Beer Fest 2012!

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Every year since Steam Whistle’s inception, the ‘box hats’ have been a part of the Steam Whistle experience at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.

Visit the Steam Whistle crew and request your very own.

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Dabble’s Design Contributor is sporting a plane hat at Beer Fest this year. What kind of hat will you be wearing?