This year, the best of the wurst will take over Hophaus from Friday 5 October until Sunday 14 October. Special fest bier, food and drinks will be on offer at the Bavarian bar and grill throughout the month of October.
With an inventive program of events, Hophaus has become the go-to destination for discerning Melburnians who want to get their ‘German’ on and celebrate the unique fun that is Oktoberfest, without trekking to Munich.
For foodies, this is a particularly exciting time of the year at Hophaus. On the beer front Hophaus impresses with tap fest biers including Erdinger’s official fest bier, brewed just for Oktoberfest, Weihenstephaner’s award winning Vitus (Best Strong Wheat Beer), the amazing Weihenstephaner Sierra Nevada Braupakt collaboration and more.
Munich’s best fest biers will be on tap from 1-31 October, accompanied by a menu of German style cocktails such as the Apfel Strudel, featuring Applejack 86 brandy with cloudy apple, vanilla and chai, and Hophaus’ version of an espresso martini: the White Chocolate Espresso Martini with Bacardi fuego rum, real white chocolate and real hazelnut alongside the usual espresso and kalhua, created after lengthy experimentation and deliberation.
Alongside the drinks menu is some of the most considered Bavarian fare you’ll find in Melbourne. Hophaus’ new Head Chef Reid Hingston (Longrain, Merivale) will be serving up some fest specials for the month of October.
Our top picks from the menu include the absolutely scrumptious Hophaus Reuben which features mouthwatering Wagyu corned beef, sauerkraut, pickles, lowensenf mustard, Swiss cheese sandwich served with chips. If you’re feeling hungry then make sure you do not go past the 1KG GIANT Schnitzel! This is one delicious challenge - think a ginormous piece of Uber Chicken Schnitzel, served with creamy German potato salad, slaw and a slice of lemon. AMAZING!
For more information and to view the full 2018 program of events visit hophaus.com.au