Eighteen21 spoke with Engrained Brewery & Restaurant co-owner, Melissa Schwoerer, about its upcoming fourth annual Oktoberfest, which she says is going to be the biggest yet.
Engrained has partnered with genHkids for its Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Generation Healthy Kids to assist in its mission to improve the health of each child in Springfield.
“We’re excited to work with GenH, as their mission of “Eat Real, Move More” aligns directly with the farm to table menu that we offer at Engrained, and our own philosophies of staying healthy through the food that we eat. We believe in supporting local as much as possible in any way that we can,” said Melissa.
There will be several family friendly daytime activities from 11.30am to 2pm during this outside festival, which will be held under a tent in the Engrained parking lot. Live music is scheduled to start at 2pm. Daytime activities and performances are free of charge thanks to Ahh Yoga, Armbruster Tents, Scheels, and musicians including Rachel Rambach, Avery Kern, and Micah Walk.
Along with food, Engrained Brewing Company will also be offering a Wurst platter special (available inside the restaurant) and the release of the Engrained Oktoberfest beer, as well as a few additional guest brews. At 6pm there will be a $5 cover charge and local cover band, The Shenanigans, will be live from 7pm until 11pm.
“Brent and I both have a strong German heritage, so we have always wanted to host the best Oktoberfest event in Springfield. Brent’s family is 100% German, and he recently discovered that he has an ancestor who made beer in Germany before immigrating to the United States. Our beer styles have a significant German influence as well; we have a German Lager and Hefeweizen on tap all year round, and our Oktoberfest will be available for most of the fall season.”
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Thursday-Saturday: 11AM - Close
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Thanksgiving, Thursday Nov 23
Christmas Eve, Sunday Dec 24
Christmas, Monday Dec 25