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OKTOBERFEST 2016

.. OKTOBERFEST KOMMEN

Oktoberfest is here! on the 17th of September … That’s a Saturday.

This is the schedule:
Noon:
Tapping (& drinking) of the first ceremonial keg(s) at PROXY’s Walk-In-Theater.
3pm:
Biergarten opens with a full menu, music and more Oktoberfest Bier.
5pm:
Suppenküche opens for even more of the deep Bavarian festival flavor.

Traditional attire* most welcome.

*As is the long standing Suppenküche custom, we will have limited edition (nontraditional) Oktoberfest event T-Shirts. A portion will be available at noon at the PROXY Walk-In-Theater on Saturday the 17th, as well as Suppenküche and Biergarten while supplies last.

Wha? – Oktoberfest is a 16 day festival held each year in Munich Bavaria, Germany at the town’s ‘meadow’ and festival grounds called the ‘Theresienwiese,’ named after Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen the wife of Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) in whose honor the first Oktoberfest, on October 12, 1810, was originally held. It is the world’s largest fair and Munich’s most famous event. Since 1950, there has been a traditional festival opening: A twelve gun salute and the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12 noon by the current Mayor of Munich with the cry “O’zapft is!” (“It’s tapped!” in the Austro-Bavarian dialect) begin the Oktoberfest each year. The beers (Oktoberfestbiers) that have been served at the event in Munich since 1818 are supplied by only 6 breweries. These are known as the Big Six: Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Traditionally Oktoberfestbiers were the lagers of around 5.5 to 6% abv called Märzen – brewed in March and allowed to ferment slowly during the summer months. Originally these would have been dark lagers, but from 1872 a strong March brewed version of an amber-red Vienna lager made by Josef Sedlmayr became the favorite Oktoberfestbier. Today strong, light Oktoberfest lagers have become the favorite. Visitors to the modern day Oktoberfest also eat huge amounts of food, most of it traditional hearty fare such as sausage, hendl (chicken), käsespätzle (cheese noodles), and sauerkraut, along with such Bavarian delicacies as roast Pig Knuckles and Whole roasted Cows.

Animal IPA. This week at <a href="http://biergartensf.com">Biergarten</a>.

ANIMAL

Is a beer … Animal is here …

It’s not as rare a sight as it used to be: An American IPA on tap at Biergarten. Our good friends at Fort Point Beer don’t just make a fantastic red ale (Westfalia) they make damn good IPAs. Animal is one we can’t afford not to share with you. Super fresh, a little cloudy and a lot delicious. We have about a week’s supply. We just tapped the first one.

Labor Day Celebrationclick image for gallery

LABOR DAY 2016

Both the Suppenküche and our Biergarten WILL BE OPEN!
– Let’s celebrate this holiday devoted to workers’ rights in America. Attributed to Peter McGuire, a carpenter in New York who brought together 100,000 workers to successfully strike for better conditions and pay. He continued to fight for the people, for more than a decade, until the “Labor Day” holiday (the first Monday in September) was ratified by Congress in 1884. Let us toast this small victory! To all of the workers working on all that work! September is a hell of a month.

WILLKOMMEN ALDERSBACHER URHELLclick image for gallery

WILLKOMMEN ALDERSBACHER URHELL

For the first time. Biergarten presents an exclusive to America! In the last week of August, 2016: Seriously, for the very first time in our country we will consecrate:

Aldersbacher Urhell on tap!

From the award winning Brauerei Aldersbach (since 1268, Aldersbach, Bavaria, GmbH). We wholeheartedly welcome this supreme example of Bavaria’s premier “session” beer: the Helles. Built on a strong, slightly bready, malt backbone, it’s still crisp and clean with a thick white creamy head. Please, come and drink it while you can. This is a very special opportunity, and a great way to get in shape for Oktoberfest.

Another Stammtisch Ride awaits!click image for gallery

#STAMMTISCHRIDE

All are welcome.
Every Thursday we depart at 6:00 pm from Rapha
and arrive at our Biergarten around 8:00 pm.
What happens in-between is our Stammtisch Ride:
This great article by David Reeckmann and This lovely video by Nick Kova describe it best.

God bless Bavaria ... America!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

BIERGARTEN WILL BE OPEN EVERYDAY!
(for two entire weeks…)
Starting on your birthday America: Monday, the 4th of July!
Hours:
Monday + Tuesday 1-7pm (limited menu, all the beers).
Wednesday – Saturday 1-3pm (limited menu) then 3-9pm (full menu).
Sunday 1-7pm (full menu).

God bless Bavaria … America!

The Suppenküche will be closed for upgrades and some spring sharpening following the 4th of July Holiday. Dinner and Brunch service will be suspended and the bar will be closed from July 4th to July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NOTICE:

The Suppenküche will be closed for upgrades and some Spring sharpening following the 4th of July Holiday. Dinner and Brunch service will be suspended and the bar will be closed from July 4th to July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

500 Years of Reinheitsgebot

… QUICK TRIP TO BAVARIA

It is our pleasure to share this story. A little thing about the Bier we love. Water, hops, malt, yeast, photos, words, travel and 500 years of Reinheitsgebot:

BAVARIA
Story by Paul la Farge • Photography by Frank Bauer • For Rhapsody, April 2016

Mother Earth. Suppenküche's 23 year anniversary. May 19th, 2016.click image for gallery

THE EARTH (23 YEARS ON IT)

–May 19th–

Its time for the birthday of the Suppenküche! One night only. This year Suppenküche’s costume party celebrates the womb of humanity.

Mother Earth.

Gaia Sophia to the Gnostics. So, while Mercury is still in retrograde, shake off the serpent mantle, embody the shaman guide, get your spirit animal out of hibernation, this is the year we integrate our shadow sides. May we be stripped from our illusions!

Regular hours, no menu, the finest lagers, ales, dancing, and the maternal bosom. You won’t know if you don’t go.

2016 BEERWEEK MOVIE BLASTERSclick image for gallery

2016 BEERWEEK MOVIE BLASTERS

This year we have access to the PROXY Walk-in Theater in Hayes Valley. So we hooked up with our friends at Fort Point Beer Co. and are happy to bring you two free movies right in the middle of a great “week” of beer! Get ready for:

Monday January 25th 6pm:
The Big Lebowski

Tuesday January 26th 6pm:
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

And, duh …
This is Beerweek. All four Fort Point canned brews will be avaliable during the show(s). Extra special thanks to PROXY and the Hayes Valley neighborhood for putting a movie theater in a vacant lot.