It’s Beer Time! There is an age old world fair called Oktoberfest which is a 16–18 day beer festival held annually in Munich, Germany. It runs from late September to the first weekend in October. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.
Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the Munich event. The big march down Fifth Avenue in New York last weekend was an indicator that this is surely a contagious holiday. Enter The Standard version of the Oktoberfest!
Our very own outdoor Biergarten at The Standard, New York will be celebrating the global homage to beer through Saturday October 3rd. The specialty beer during Oktoberfest is called Köstritzer, and it will be pouring a plenty in our bars. It has a smell of roasted malts with some sweetness and grassy hops. The malts have a caramel/toasty sweetness and are most dominant with hoppy herbs felt most at the finish. Malt sweetness is by no means cloying. In short, it is a delicious beer!
Another tradition for Oktoberfest is the classic Gingerbread cookie (hey, you gotta eat something while chugging beer, right?). Our bar will be graced with large gingerbread cookies duration the celebration. For those sentimental out-of-towners who love decorative souvenirs, the wall cookies (not for consumption) will be on sale. If you’re really hungry, fear not, our kitchen will have the real deal cookies (to eat) also for sale for $8 starting Thursday. See you at the counter!