Category Archives: Beer and Wine
The German American parade kicked off a month long event of Oktoberfest. Masskrugstemmen in Central Park was a fun event that brought back an old Bavarian tradition. “Masskrugstemmen,” which translates loosely to the lifting of a liter mug of beer. The “Masskrug,” a 1 Liter Stein which is held with one arm completely stretched out and parallel to the floor. Whoever holds their arm out the longest is the winner.
This is the official last weekend of Oktoberfest in Munich Germany but in New York City, it’s still on. There are still some great party’s in celebration of this fine German tradition to be had by all. More bier, brats and entertainment from the German community and beyond. Put on your lederhosen and dirndl and head out to any of the places below for a great time!
Oktoberfest is just around the corner and you don’t have to be in Deutschland to celebrate it. There are plenty of events, lederhosen and beer in New York City. World Yacht will be holding New York’s Second Annual Oktoberfest on the Hudson on Saturday September 24th.
They will be offering a one-hour cruise on the Hudson River and will be stocked up on German Pils, Hefe-Weizen, Oktoberfest Marzen and Wiesn Bier from Paulaner. If you don’t want to go on the boat, head straight to the beer garden, grab a stein and Bratwurst and get ready to party with live music from The Polka Brothers and German-American dancers the Schlierachtler Stamm.
New York has a growing German presence and many bars across the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens have been popping up and are giving their best interpretation of the German Biergarten & Halle. The simplistic set up of tables and benches have taken over the city to offer a seat to all that are looking for German Bier and Food.
A full offering of wheat beer (Weißbier), Kölsch, Pilsner, Smoked Bier, Hefeweizen Kristall and more can be found at these German style To keep your intake of beer and food in balance, German food is also offered.
There are so many ways to enjoy the summer and for the month of July restaurants across New York and the entire country will promote German Riesling wines. They will be offered by the glass, in flights, and with food and wine pairings or discounted bottles.
See a list of participating Restaurants and retailers.