The Sebago Octoberfest is is a celebration of the release of their newest Single Batch Series beer, Octoberfest Lager. Octoberfest Lager has been conditioning in the tanks since March and it’s time to tap this very special festival beer with a German-style Octoberfest event. Octoberfest attendees will get the very first taste of Octoberfest Lager, which will not be available to the pub until September 28, 2012.
Tickets to the Sebago Octoberfest include a collectable Sebago beer stein filled with 34oz of Octoberfest Lager or other Sebago craft beer (a $20 value), traditional German foods, hourly brewery tours with Sebago brewers, authentic German music with the Octoberfest German Band of Maine, and live local bluegrass from The Tricky Britches, a popular local band with roots in Gorham.
There will also be a costume contest – the best male and female German costumes win a free keg party (a keg of their choice of Sebago beer, a jockey box to serve it with, tap handle, and cups).
Additional beer stein refills are available for $5 for half-stein (17oz) or $10 for a full-stein (34oz).
Sebago restaurant staff and brewers have been working around the clock to prepare for the event. It is not uncommon to stumble over a bucket of freshly made pickles in the brewery, made with cucumbers from Snell Family Farm in Buxton. Kitchen staff have been fermenting sauerkraut for weeks. The menu includes something for everyone (even vegetarians).
- Beef Roulade stuffed with Bacon, Onions, Pickles & Mustard
- Apple Braised Pork
- Runabout Red Ale Braised Bratwurst with Horseradish Mustard
- Smoked Black Forest Ham Sandwiches w/ Smoked Gouda, Pickled Onions, and Beer Mustard on a Pretzel Roll (roasted vegetables are available in place of ham)
- White Bean Soup (v)
- German Potato Salad (v)
- Sauerkraut (v)
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts (v)
- Pickles – made by our brewers! (v)
- Soft Pretzels w/ IPA Mustard (v)
Tickets to the Sebago Octoberfest are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at any Sebago brewpub (Portland, Scarborough, Kennebunk, and Gorham) or online.
About Sebago Brewing Company:
Since its creation in 1998, Sebago Brewing Company has been brewing unique, high quality craft beers. Originally a single brewpub, Sebago has grown to include four brewpubs and to package beer distributed throughout New England. Sebago Brewing Company continues to tempt and arouse the palates of New England’s beer lovers. Sebago Brewing Company uses all American malt, hops and crisp water from Sebago Lake. For more information on Sebago Brewing Company’s events and beer go to www.sebagobrewing.com