Posted on September 1, 2011 by Marina

You can’t wait to attend Oktoberfest at Steam Whistle and too excited for the celebrations. Hey, we don’t blame you! Why not throw an Oktoberfest party in your own back yard?

Here are some tips for your party folks.

Beer. If you’re throwing a party that celebrates beer, it goes without saying that the golden nectar should be flowing all around. Traditionally at Oktoberfest, beer is served by the Maß which are 1 liter mugs. The beer maids must be able to carry 10 of these beer-filled mugs at a time (!!). For your own home, kegs are the best choice. Just an FYI, but if you’re looking for help our home delivery team will be happy to assist you, setting you up from beginning to end. Just give the Good Beer Folks a shout :)

Ben of Home Delivery setting up a surprise keg (what an awesome gift!)

Tapping the keg is a very special ritual. At Oktoberfest, 12pm is when the lord mayor of Munich has the honor of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. At Steam Whistle Oktoberfest, it is our Brewmaster Marek who will be tapping the first keg of the day. Make a ritual around it at your own party!

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Dress code. Let’s face it, lederhosen & dirndls look fantastic. Also, dressing up makes everything more festive. See: What to wear to Oktoberfest.

Food. This is just as important as beer during Oktoberfest. Some of the Oktoberfest classics include German wursts, rotisserie chickens, hot German potato salad, sauerkraut, and pork knuckles. And let’s not forget the gigantic bread pretzels and cheese.

Photo Cred: Los Angeles Foodie

Music Traditionally, Oktoberfest is celebrated with oompah bands. Oompah bands are brass bands with an accordion that play Volkstümliche Musik, a kind of German folk music. Recommendations: Stefan Mross, popular German folk musician performs “ein Prosit”….

And of course, don’t forget to share your party photos and stories with us!

Cheers to great times!