Thursday February 8th 2018 7:00pm
Dress up and drink beer to WIN A TRIP TO ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA!!!!!! Yep, you read that right… we partnered with Hofbräu München to give away a fantastic "warmer weather” trip during our Karneval Kostume Party!!! Don’t put away that Mummers costume just yet, Fasching Season is ONE MONTH away and merrymaking kicks off on Thursday February 8th at 7pm. FYI Anyone enjoying a Kölsch beer on the streets while celebrating Karneval in Cologne is required a costume - the more colorful the better!! Win our GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE which includes: round trip flights for two, 3 days / 2 night hotel accommodations and dinner at the Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg. For every Kölsch Bier purchased receive a raffle ticket to enter, 1 ticket per Kölsch or 5 tickets per Kölsch Kranz. 1/2 price Kölsch Bier for ladies night. Kostume Kontest - Win a $50 Gift Card. Case of Kolsch Bier for Runner Up. RAFFLE at 10:30pm must be present to win. Did we mention you have to take the trip between February 24th through March 27th??
HINT HINT Phillies Spring Training Home Opener in Clearwater FL.
Orders of 1/2 dozen Fastnacht Donuts $8
Karneval History Lesson:
Merrymaking may get underway on the Thursday before Lent, but the truly rambunctious revelry associated with Fasching usually reaches its high point during the three days preceding Ash Wednesday, culminating on Fat Tuesday "Shrove Tuesday".
Traditionally, it was not only a feast before Lent but also a time during which the rules and order of daily life were subverted. This gave rise to such customs as handing over the keys of the city to a council of fools or ceremoniously letting women rule. It also inspired noisy costumed parades and masked balls; satirical and often impertinent plays, speeches, and newspaper columns; and generally excessive behavior.
Friday and Saturday March 2nd & 3rd / Session Times Below
Besides the famous Oktoberfest, Starkbierfest (or the 5th season) is the second big beer festival in Munich and a great opportunity to have fun with your friends and wear the traditional Dirndl or Lederhosen. Historical origin of the strong beer or Bockbier lies in catholic religion: the monks were not allowed to eat during the period of fasting, and therefore brewed dark beer which was much stronger in calories and alcohol to substitute for food, "Liquid Bread" of sorts. You might be surprised to learn that although Stark means “strong” in German, the name of Starkbier doesn’t actually refer to the alcoholic punch it packs, rather the beer’s Stammwürze or "original wort". This indicates the amount of solids in the beverage. Nowadays most people don't fast anymore, but the dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don't miss this "little Oktoberfest".
We will offer 15 of Germany's best Strong Biers!
Decked out in BLACK AND GOLD our Brauer Bund Bierhall will have traditional bench seating for 140 of our closest friends and fans.
Session Start Times:
$15 ($20 at the door) Includes: Admission, ceramic 10 oz. Brauhaus Schmitz branded beer stein, first StarkBier and live entertainment!
Tickets are limited and seating is first come first serve. Special Festival menu will be available for additional purchase.
PHILADELPHIA UNION GAMES
For every Philadelphia Union home game – Brauhaus has a VIP bus to get you to the game and back! THE BUS WILL LEAVE PRECISELY 1.5 HOURS BEFORE KICKOFF. THE TIME LISTED ON THE TICKET LINK IS THE TIME THE BUS LEAVES SOUTH ST., leaving us an hour or so to “pre-game” (“pre-game” supplies provided). Bus will depart Chester 30 mins after the game ends. Cost is $25 (includes free “refreshments”) and limited to the first 40 people to reserve their spot! Scroll down, find your game and book your seat today!
(All sales are non-refundable. Game tickets are not included, bus tickets will be “Will Call” on bus under the purchasers info)
IN THE EVENT THE BUS IS SOLD OUT A STAND-BY LIST WILL BE CREATED. PLEASE EMAIL BRAUHAUSBUYS@GMAIL.COM THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED. IF THE STAND-BY LIST REACHES 15 PEOPLE A SECOND BUS WILL BE ADDED. THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE AT NOON THE DAY BEFORE THE MATCH IF NOT SOONER. EITHER WAY YOU WILL RECEIVE A STATUS UPDATE VIA EMAIL.