LauderAle Brewing to Host Oktoberfest Dinner
By Joe Pye
“Stein and Dine” will have traditional German food and beer styles.
The pandemic canceled Oktoberfest in Germany, but some of it survives in Fort Lauderdale. LauderAle and Michael Smerda – a German chef who’s been featured on Diner’s Drive-ins and Dives – are offering an elaborate $95 Oktoberfest dinner next Friday.
“A lot of my regulars love traditional German and Belgian style beers,” Miranda Fuller, taproom manager of LauderAle told Broward Beer. “Everything’s canceled this year. So we’ll transition our bier garden into a small slice of Munich.’”
From brie to bratwurst to bacon – and lots of beer – the socially distant meal will work like this…
- Beer: “Heisenberg” Hefeweizen
- Food: Bavarian beer cheese spread made up of brie, cream cheese, butter, onions, caraway, and paprika served with toasted pretzel chips.
- Beer: Belgian IPA
- Food: Thuringer bratwurst stuffing in a wan tan wrapper served with Dijon mustard aioli.
- Beer: “Hell Cat” Helles Lager
- Food: Swabian Style Ravioli filled with smoked and fresh mackerel, bacon, and spinach, served with sautéed onions and Bavarian-style potato salad with red radish and arugula.
- Beer: Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
- Food: Roasted pork inside of a bread-napkin dumpling served on Bavarian cabbage, dark beer gravy, and caraway crumble.
- Beer: Belgian Quad
- Food: Sous Vide cooked apple cubes in vanilla with cardamom syrup, deep-fried in crispy tempura beer batter tossed in cinnamon and allspice sugar. Topped off with drizzled salty caramel and dark chocolate sauces.
All participants will automatically get a spot in a beer stein holding contest with the chance to win a $100 LauderAle gift card. Lederhosen and Dirndls are encouraged.
Again, tickets are available online here.