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Oktoberfest Hofbra¨uhaus returns to Chicago

Second annual celebration (Sept. 12 – Oct. 31) includes authentic bavarian entertainment, celebrity keg tapping ceremonies and freshly brewed “Oktoberfestbier”.

ROSEMONT, IL. –During the 49-day celebration, guests will enjoy a menu replete with delicious traditional Bavarian specialties served by Dirndl-wearing waitresses and nightly live entertainment. Entertainers include a lively German Bugle corp., authentic “Oompah” bands direct from Europe, a German Dirndl fashion show and traditional German dancers. Visit hofbrauhauschicago.com for a complete daily entertainment calendar.

In honor of Oktoberfest, Hofbra¨uhaus Chicago will brew an “Oktoberfestbier” using the same method used for centuries at the original Hofbra¨uhaus in Munich, Germany. All of the beers at Hofbra¨uhaus Chicago are brewed at the on-site micro-brewery led by a brewmaster who is trained in the 400-year-old recipes and techniques needed for the production of Hofbra¨uhaus Chicago’s beer.

On Friday and Saturday nights during Oktoberfest, patrons will have the opportunity to participate in the famous Masskrugstemmen contest (a stein-holding competition). “Masskrugstemmen,” which loosely translates to mean “the lifting of a liter mug of beer,” is a Bavarian sport that requires strength, stamina and pure determination. The “Masskrug” is a one liter stein, and the goal is to hold the filled stein parallel to the floor using one arm only. The person who holds it out the longest is the winner.

In addition to stein holding competitions, every Friday during Oktoberfest Hofbra¨uhaus Chicago will host traditional keg tapping ceremonies. Special celebrity guests will be brought in to tap the keg each week. Hofbra¨uhaus Chicago is located at 5500 Park Place in Rosemont, in the MB Financial Park at Rosemont.

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