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Beer, beer and more beer

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Good times are guaranteed when the consumption benchmark is set at 7,100,100 litres of beer. Every year during Oktoberfest in Munich about two-and-a-half Olympic sized swimming pools of beer are consumed. That’s enough to turn us all into Bavarians! If Lagerbier and Weissbier aren’t to your taste, why not try a bratwurst, frankfurter, debreciner or cheese-kransky? (That is, if you’re not vegetarian…) We’re quite impressed that 119,302 German sausages were devoured at last year’s 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest. That’s the equivalent distance to the moon and back if they’re attached end-to-end! Ahhh… it’s that glorious time of year again. Oktoberfest is right around the corner, and Brisbane is the second best option if it’s escaped your mind to book flights to Munich. Here’s what’s on offer: Oktoberfest Brisbane: This Bavarian beerfest hosted at the RNA Showgrounds is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Australia. It’s also recognised as one of the top 10 Oktoberfests in the world, outside of Germany of course. Immerse yourself in yodelling, pork knuckles, cow bell-ringing, beer drinking and schunkels. Go on, we know you’re a bit schunkel-curious… For those of you who don’t know, it’s a traditional German dance. Bavarian Bier Café: Put on your alpine hats, Eagle Street Pier’s favourite beer café is ready to serve you genuine German cuisine off their new menu. Start your night with schnapps (which is on them!), followed by an entrée of mountain cheese with haus-made pretzel and preserved onions in mustard vinaigrette. The main of roasted pork knuckle with crackling creamy mash will have you wanting more. We’re so there. Jubilee Hotel: Expect a two-day celebration of beer, and a cultural bonanza of good food, good company and good fun. But make sure you reserve your place by calling (07) 3253 4508. Brisbane German Club: Folk dance your way into Woolloongabba’s German beerhouse on the 4th and 5th of October. Traditional German music will be blaring, so don’t forget to wear your haferls! German Sausage Hut: They truly have the best wurst in Brisbane. They’ll be serving up sausages during Oktoberfest Brisbane at the RNA, too! Story Bridge Hotel: You know the deal. Authentic German beer and food will be served between 15th and 20th. We’ll leave you on a parting suggestion: Remember to keep your personal belongings close to your lederhosen/ dirndl. Things can get a tad hectic, with last year’s lost and found report tallying 770 ID cards, 420 wallets, 366 keys, 320 pairs of glasses, 90 camera, 37 children and 1 live rabbit (yes… you read right, we said rabbit). Regardless, we still think you should gehe auf sie! (go at it!) Lauren Maynard