This just in from Pete Johnson of the Brewhouse at 229 W. Montecito St.:
It’s back! The Brewhouse is once again hosting Santa Barbara’s only authentic Oktoberfest celebration. Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th , the Brewhouse parking lot will be transformed into a German Beer Garden featuring authentic music, costumes, food, glassware and of course beer. The Brewhouse will feature traditional Oktoberfest beers from two of Munich’s great breweries, Spaten and Hofbrau, as well as their own interpretation of the style. In addition to beer there will be great food. Bratwurst with sauerkraut and fresh baked pretzels will be available in the Beer Tent, with the full Brewhouse menu available in the restaurant. And speaking of bratwurst don’t miss the Shalhoob Bratwurst eating contest. There will be lots of other games and prizes, including a German costume contest, beer trivia game, and a stein carrying competition. Entertainment both days will feature Hans the Red Baron playing the sounds of Oktoberfest as well as Oktubafest, an all tuba band rumored to have20 tubas this year. Ach du lieber!