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Flight Center Beer Cafe’s Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to midnight (live music by The Mad Bavarian Brass Band is from 3 to 7 p.m.)
Where: The Flight Center Beer Cafe, 97 Main St., Nashua
Cost: Free admission; food, beers and swag are priced per item
Visit: flightcenterbc.com




Autumn brews
Flight Center Beer Cafe introduces Oktoberfest event

10/12/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 More than 20 lines of locally made Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer, as well as special menu options, stein hoisting competitions and live German music, will be offered at The Flight Center Beer Cafe’s first annual Oktoberfest, a free day-long event on Saturday, Oct. 14.

“This is the most consolidated grouping of local Oktoberfest beers you’re going to find in one place,” owner Seth Simonian said. “We’re hoping to offer something different that you’re not going to find anywhere else, since there really isn’t any other establishment that is dedicated to this many lines for a single event.”
According to Simonian, “about 70 percent” of the Oktoberfest beers come from New Hampshire breweries, with the rest coming from neighboring New England states. Many of the breweries have had other products on tap at The Flight Center in the past.
Some of the Oktoberfest beers you’ll find at the event are the toasted pumpkin ale from the 603 Brewery in Londonderry and the Homecoming harvest pumpkin ale from Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. in Merrimack. Other pumpkin-flavored ales will be offered by Martha’s Exchange in Nashua, 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover and Neighborhood Beer Company in Exeter, among others. The Stowe, Vermont-based von Trapp Brewery will also be a co-sponsor of the event.
“Oktoberfests generally run from the last week of September through early October … but this date just worked out for us from a timing perspective,” Simonian said. “It will, however, be an annual event around this time of year every year.”
In addition to the brews, Simonian said a traditional Oktoberfest menu is being planned for the duration of the day, with special items like homemade German-style pretzels, bratwurst, and pork tenderloins with housemade sauerkraut. The Flight Center’s normal menu options will also be served.
Simonian said the event begins when The Flight Center opens at 11 a.m. that day. The Mad Bavarian Brass Band will perform at 3 p.m.
A traditional Oktoberfest costume contest will be held for those interested in dressing up in their best lederhosen, according to Simonian. A $50 gift card to The Flight Center will be awarded to the best costume, with voting to take place later in the evening.
Stein hoisting competitions, in which participants try to be the longest to hold out a full stein in front of their bodies with straight arms, will be another highlight, and event steins will be available for sale.
“The food and the party essentially go on all day … until midnight,” Simonian said. 





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