In just three short years Oktoberfest Unplugged has become one of the most anticipated events of the season, attracting guests from as far as Texas who came specifically to enjoy the intimate affair. Unplugged features a gourmet five-course German dinner paired with a variety of German beers and spirits, storytelling from Oktoberfest’s colorful 46 year history, take-home goodies like one liter commemorative stein and more.
The menu is as unique as the evening, with gourmet delicacies specially-prepared for the event. Like German cold cuts and sausages served upon arrival paired with honey bourbon Barenjaeger. Luscious beer cheese soup, such a favorite it has since been added to the regular Big Bear Oktoberfest menu.
Entrees can include jager schnitzel, sauerbraten and spatzle, and dessert such Jaeger brownies topped with baronjaeger walnut brittle and marinated walnuts. Each course is paired with German-generous servings of select Bavarian beers and spirits and if that’s not enough libations for you, no-host bar is available with complimentary shuttle service home.
During the served, sit-down repast guests are regaled with an inside look into the history and beginnings of Big Bear Oktoberfest by uber-Burgermeister and founder of the Big Bear event Hans Bandows, and other key Oktoberfest personalities.
Unplugged is from 6 p.m.-midnight on October 14. Oktoberfest Unplugged includes stein for $120 per person or for $142 includes Oktoberfest admission both Saturday and Sunday.
Visit www.bigbearevents.com or call (909) 585-3000.