Oktoberfest may be over, but don’t put that lederhosen away quite yet. For four days at the end of October, the Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, Fort Worth’s premier music venue and beer snob laboratory, will celebrate Texas craft brews with an extended weekend of food, music and beer, in a celebration appropriately named, Tex-Toberfest. The event will showcase each facet of the nascent venue’s business.
The Live Oak’s resident beers aficionados have curated a menu of four of Texas’s finest brews to be featured in the venue’s first major event:
- The Live Oak Brewery’s Oaktoberfest (Austin)
- Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest (Fort Worth)
- Revolver Brewing’s Bock (Granbury)
- Real Ale’s Oktoberfest (Blanco)
To compliment the Texas brews, Chef Mikel Steen has prepared a menu of German-inspired fare. On the menu is Sauerbraten served on a pretzel bun with Red Cabbage Slaw and Potato Cakes, Kiełbasa with Cinnamon Spätzle and braised apples, Weisswurst, Bratwurst and Knockwurst served with grilled onion on fresh-baked buns, and Uncle Bill’s Bread Pudding for dessert. The normal menu will also be available.
The soundtrack to the event will be provided by four of North Texas’s finest music outfits.
On Thursday, raucous five-piece hillbilly jug band, Fish Fry Bingo will bring their washboards and jangly melodies to the rooftop patio for a free show, starting at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the incomparable Ginny Mac will turn the rooftop patio into an old school Texas dance hall, with her accordion-laden brand of Texas-Two-Step-meets-French-Lounge music, starting at 8 p.m., with no cover charge.
And on Sunday, human jukebox “Big Mike” Richardson will round out the event on the rooftop with an evening of your favorite hits from the last four decades, starting at 8 p.m., with no cover charge.
Come and celebrate the best of Texas, with a German twist. For more information, including menu and beer prices, please visit our website at http://theliveoak.com/.