Toast to the Second-Annual Oktoberfest at The Hotel at Auburn University

By Inga Marone

AUBURN, AL (September 20, 2012) – Beer aficionados can celebrate their favorite craft brews during The Hotel at Auburn University’s second-annual Oktoberfest on September 28th.  From 5:30-8 p.m. around the pool and in the Terrace Room, beer enthusiasts will be able to taste 24 beers from 12 breweries  paired with 24 small bites created by Executive Chef Marc Schulz and Ariccia Chef Garry Anderson.  In addition to great ales and food, live music performed by Patrick Bruce will keep guests entertained all night.  Advanced tickets are $39 per person and can be purchased by visiting  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $45.  For additional information, please contact Allison Duke at 334-321-3181.

“Craft beer has really taken the nation by storm during the last few years, meaning that smaller breweries are able to continue to produce really unique beers.  We are excited to help these brewers showcase their products, while at the same time showing people how to pair them with different dishes that range in taste from savory to sweet,” said Hans van der Reijden, managing director of The Hotel at Auburn Univeristy.  “Our Oktoberfest is a great way to raise awareness about different craft beers available in the region.”      

The following breweries from Alabama, Georgia, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Maryland will be providing samples of their craft beers:  Avondale Brewing Company, Back Forty Beer Co., Bells Brewery, Blue Pants Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Brewery Ommegang, Good People Brewing Company, Heavy Seas Beer, Oskar Blues, Straight 2 Ale, SweetWater Brewing Company, and Yellowhammer Brewing.  Each beer will be paired with a unique small plate to accompany the craft beers’ flavors.  Highlights from the Oktoberfest menu include:

 Yellowhammer ALT

Beef Tartar, Horseradish, Pickles, Crispy Brezel


Straight 2 Ale Lilly Flag

Auburn Meatball, Spicy Peaches and Peanuts


Avondale Mr. Todd’s Brown

Crispy Veal Croquette, President’s Figs, Ale Reduction


Oskar Blues Old Chub

House-Smoked Salmon, Cucumber-Lemon Shooter    


Blue Pants ESP

Whole Caja China Pork, Spiced Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Corn


Bells Amber

Alabama Crab Cake, Lime Crème


Ommegang 3 Philosophers

Stone Hollow Farm Goat Cheese, Cherry-Chocolate Infusion

After Oktoberfest ends, music lovers are invited to Piccolo to enjoy a live performance by Roman Street.  These Alabama musicians hail from Mobile and graduated from Auburn University, and they return to Auburn to show off their unique blend of music – a mixture of “new” flamenco, smooth and not-so-smooth jazz.  Roman Street is proud to play their own brand of fusion style music that features a youthful and spontaneous approach to musical expression.  The band strives to be a breath of fresh air to those beleaguered by the rampant cover-bands that provide already over-played music.    

For additional information about Oktoberfest or to view the complete menu, please visit The Hotel at Auburn University Facebook Page (     

Centrally located near the shops and restaurants of downtown Auburn, AL, The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is just a short walk from the excitement of Auburn University and a diverse array of cultural and entertainment attractions.  Whether in town for the big game, a special party, or a productive business meeting, the hotel’s 236 newly renovated guestrooms and suites offer true Southern hospitality in an ideal setting.  For a true taste of Italy, visit Ariccia Trattoria & Bar, located inside the hotel.  An open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating add character to this restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, Sunday Brunch, and offers take-out service.  Ariccia features an espresso bar and unique wine list, and has a private dining room for special events.  Located in Ariccia Trattoria & Bar, Piccolo is Auburn’s only true lounge experience for specialty cocktails and a large variety of appetizers and desserts.  The menu features a variety of small plates perfect for sharing, refreshing cocktails, and piccolo bottles of champagne. Live jazz performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays (except on home football game weekends).  The property is managed by the Atlanta-based Capella Hotel Group.  For additional information or reservations, please call (800) 228-2876 or visit



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