German Food & Beer
There’s much more to Oktoberfest than beer. In fact, the Bavarian festival is full of flavorful food choices for anyone wanting to sink their teeth into something sweet or savory. The Space Coast Octoberfest will feature all of your favorite German foods, served fresh from the on-site kitchen especially set up for the festival.
Some of the foods to enjoy at Oktoberfest:
- Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut. …
- Roast Chicken
- Wiener Schnitzel
- German Potatoe salad
Cheeseburgers and French fries
Fresh squeezed lemonade
- Potatoe pancakes
- Schweinebraten (roast pork) dinners …
- Würstl (sausages) …
- Brezen (pretzels) …
- Black Forrest Cakes
Funnel cakes or elephant ears
- and more specials…
Space Coast Oktoberfest Beer
Beer is a major part of the Oktoberfest. In Munich, the breweries brew a special Oktoberfest beer (Wiesn Märzen) for the festival. This beer is slightly darker and stronger in taste and alcohol. The six Oktoberfest breweries are Spaten, Augustiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu, and Löwenbräu.
Oktoberfest celebrations here in the U.S. may incorporate Oktoberfest beers from Spaten, Paulaner, and/or Hofbräu. They may also offer a variety of German beers beyond just the Oktoberfest style. You will also find American beers, both local and national brands.
The Space Coast Oktoberfest will feature a variety of international and domestic beers to suit every taste. A large beer garden pavilion will be erected, with a large stage where all the entertainment will perform during the festival. Guests will be able to sit at the long tables, with all the fun Oktoberfest decorations.
At exactly 6 pm
On the first day of the Space Coast Oktoberfest, the Mayor of Palm Bay will tap the first keg of beer and will proclaim “O‘zapft is!” (“the keg is tapped”). This officially declares the festival open.
A popular tradition at Oktoberfests is to have a toast before drinking. This is called “ein Prosit”. People will often say “Prost” or “Prosit” ( meaning “cheers”) or “Zum Wohl” (meaning “to your health”) while clinking beer glasses with everyone sitting at the table. There is even a popular Oktoberfest song which uses the phrase too … “Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit.”
Warstriner varieties will be featured with Miller Lite.