It’s been a while since our last visit to Malone’s Urban Drinkery, but though we were celebrating a slightly different holiday, you’ve got to admit it was about the same time of year. This time, we’ll be the ones dressing up — in leiderhosen! — for an Oktoberfest that won’t soon be forgotten. The Vancouver chapter of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) takes beer very seriously, and as it so happens that’s the critical element of this particular occasion! Fortunately, Malone’s are rising to meet them with a festive menu including pretzels, schnitzel, sauerkraut, bratwurst and potato pancakes!
Hopefully things will be tipsy and gemütlichkeit enough for our set to make a little sense through the cheery beery haze, mashing up Planks standards with Oktoberfest beer-hall anthems, and when the yodeling contest starts up, that’s when you’ll really know you’re in the right place.
The whole event (events I should say, pairing Oktoberfest with Harvestfest) runs from noon to six pm, an ale-fancier’s dream for a $25 admission (advance ticket purchase!)
Update: The Daughters of Beer felt The excellent beer paired well with the Planks “jugband of the damned” covers of Major Tom and Love Cats and we’re inclined to agree!