Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Adds New Outside Bar Dedicated to Craft Beers
New at this year’s Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is The Craft House, an outside bar dedicated to craft beers and micro brews, ideal for beer connoisseurs and casual beer drinkers who want to try something new. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest already has a great reputation for serving a wide selection of German beers such as Spaten (lager and Oktoberfest), Franziskaner, Warsteiner (pilsner and dunkel) and Konig Ludwig, to name a few. The Craft House gives festival-goers an alternative to a variety of different types of craft beers on tap each weekend such as brown ale, Hefeweizen-style beer, Indian pale ale, pilsner and pumpkin ale. Guests can enjoy beers in pint glasses or a tasting flight of eight different samples. Some of the beers served at the Craft House includes Golden Road Brewing Wolf Pup Session IPA, Golden Road Get Up offa that Brown, Elysian Space Dust IPA, Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Elysian Immortal IPA, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Goose Island Four Star Pils and 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Pray for Snow American Strong Ale. Samples are $1 each, pints are $9 each, and can be purchased with beer tickets, Burgermeister Bucks or cash. Note: Beer selections are subject to change week-to-week.
The Craft House is conveniently located adjacent to the outdoor Spaten stage, where guests can enjoy live entertainment. In addition to beer tasting, The Craft House offers specialty Bloody Mary cocktails mixed with the Convention Center at Big Bear Lake’s very own Good Courage Ranch Bloody Mary Mix that is home-crafted in Big Bear Lake.
“The Craft House is ideal for those who want to add a little extra flavor to their Oktoberfest experience,” said Monica Marini, director of Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Southern California’s number-one ranked Oktoberfest, is now in full swing. A major attraction that sets Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest apart from other Oktoberfests is its engaging non-stop entertainment, zany German antics and special contests on two stages. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, rated Southern California’s number one Oktoberfest, prides itself for maintaining a continuous lively atmosphere.
Fun competitions and contests at Oktoberfest include log sawing, stein carrying, shoot & yodel, a version of beer pong, and stein holding. Children’s fun and games include kiddy mug holding matches and Midway carnival-style games. Dance troupes perform customary dances, the bratwurst and knockwurst is from a German butcher in Los Angeles, and fresh apple strudel as well as pretzels are delivered weekly from a German bakery in Downey! The Chicken Dance is the definitive favorite dance at Oktoberfest and always amusing. Every weekend expect to see a huge dance floor filled with hundreds of revelers clucking away to the Chicken Dance.
General admission on Saturdays is $19.99 for adults, $14.99 for seniors (62+), and $9.99 for children 12 and under; Sunday admission prices $9 for adults, $6 for seniors with children 12 and under FREE. Combo packs for both Saturday and Sunday admission are $23.99 for adults and $16.99 seniors. For more details regarding online ticket savings, Burgermeister / Über Burgermeister Party Packs. For general information, log on to www.BigBearEvents.com or call 909-585-3000.