20 September 2016

The Pop Up Oktoberfest

There's a new brewery in town that I have such a hard time describing to our friends in the area. But that's because Bierkeller Columbia isn't your typical brewery.
 
This particularly brewery, which is incredibly German-inspired, doesn't have a permanent location. They kind of pop up in different locations and the occasional restaurant or bar {like Warmouth or Craft & Draft}.
 
 
This past weekend, we caught them at the old Cayce Brickworks for their pop up Oktoberfest.
 
 
I had NO idea that this place existed. Not only was it very easy for us to get to but they had ample {free!} parking for the event. All excellent things in my book.
 
 
We met up with our friends Sarah & Chris on Sunday afternoon for a couple of drinks out at the Oktoberfest. They had two beers on tap: the Kolumbianer {kolsch style beer} and the Kellerbier {an unfiltered farmhouse style lager}. I stuck with the Kolumbianer but everyone else in our group loved the darker Kellerbier.
 
 

 
What I really love about Bierkeller Columbia is that they are very inspired by the biergarten's in Germany and that's how they shape each of their pop up events. They have long, communal tables for people to mix and mingle at while sipping on their brew and have an extremely family friendly atmosphere. The tables, as we were told on Sunday, were imported straight from Germany. You even pay for your beers using wooden tokens.


Each token was $2.50/each and 1 token would buy you 1/2 a liter of beer. Our beers that you see in these pictures were 2 tokens each.
 

 
All in all, even though it was pretty sticky & hot outside, we had a great time! It was something different to do on a Sunday afternoon and we're looking forward to the next pop up even that they have.

Plus, it's always a good time when I get to hang out with this girl for a little bit! :)

 
Moral of the story? If you catch wind of the next Bierkeller Columbia pop up event... make plans to go {& tell me where it is!}

11 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! Sounds like a cool way to see different areas, and get to taste some beers!

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  2. What a fun event! Love the place they held it - so neat!

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  3. This is a fantastic idea!
    My girlfriends and I are headed to Helen, GA next weekend for a Bavarian Bachelorette Bash! I can't wait to schnitzel to my heart's content.

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  4. Ummm how cool is this?! There's nothing like this around Fort Drum, which is one of the many reasons we can't wait to move. Love all the pictures!

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  5. This looks like such a fun event to go to - I love all the pictures!

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  6. I would love to go to an event like this sometime!!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. That sounds fun! I always look forward to September and October and all the coming festivals. The greek festival will be here this week.

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  8. omg KC would love this. he loves when we go places and have to sit at those long tables.. he loves talking to people haha. plus, beer. so cool!

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  9. How fun! I love a biergarden and a pop up one is even better.

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