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The Austin Saengerrunde and Foodways Texas have partnered up to combine Texas German Bier (aka beer) and Austin’s First Brezel (aka Pretzel) Festival! The event will take place Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 5pm to 11pm at the historic Saengerrunde Hall and Scholz Garten.

This year, our favorite craft breweries will once again showcase specialty German-style bier and what better accompaniment than brezeln!! Local chefs, bakers, and other brezel-dough makers will offer up delicious bites!

General Admission: You’ll receive a commemorative glass mug, bier tasting tickets, and samples of brezel bites, anything from sweet to savory! Plus, bowling and live music!

Grammy Award-winning band, Brave Combo, will get you dancing to their psychedelic polka! The Chainlink band will keep the party going with all your favorite hits!

Early wristband pick-up:
Don’t waste valuable party time waiting in line! Get your mug, drink ticket and wristband early and skip the Will Call line!
– Thursday, 4/5 from 4-7pm at Scholz Garten
– Saturday, 4/7 from 10am-1pm at Scholz Garten (next to the bier garten entrance on 17th St)

Altstadt Brewery
Alamo Beer
Austin Beerworks
Big Bend Brewing Company
Circle Brewing Company
Hops and Grain
Independence Brewing Co.
Karbach Brewing Co.
Lazarus Brewing Co.
Live Oak Brewing Company
Oasis Texas Brewing Company
Real Ale Brewing Company
Rentsch Brewery
Southern Heights Brewing Co
Texas Beer Company

Easy Tiger
Hi Hat Public House
The Pretzel Place
Scholz Garten

Rehydrate with sparkling water from Big Swig, and enjoy smoked sausages from Duke’s Smoked Meats! Learn about how you can continue the fun another day with Texas beer bus!

Want more information? http://www.TXGermanBierFestival.com

Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 5-9pm (Brezel Tastings) and 5-11pm (Bier Tastings, Bowling, and Dance Party)

Rain, Rain, Go Away:
We have covered the Bier Garten and the Halle to protect our bier and of course…you.

Is this an all ages event?
All ages are welcome but you must be 21+ to drink alcohol.

Is this a dog-friendly event?
Due to our food permit policy for this event, dogs are not allowed. Sorry.

Is there re-entry?

Can I bring outside drinks or food?

Where to park?
There is plenty of garage and street parking around the perimeter of the venue, both metered and non-metered.

About the Austin Saengerrunde
In 1852, German settlers in Austin formed a traditional singing group. On February 8, 1879, the group officially organized as a singing society bearing the name “Saengerrunde”. The Saengerrunde is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin. Scholz Garden, a beer garden established in 1867 by German immigrant August Scholz, became a favorite meeting place for Saengerrunde members. The Scholz Garden property, originally owned by Lemp Brewery of St. Louis, included a dance hall and bowling alley as well as the restaurant and beer garden. In 1904, the Austin Saengerrunde club leased the property from Lemp Brewery and in 1908 purchased the entire property. Under the stewardship of the Austin Saengerrunde, the combined facilities have continued to provide an atmosphere that encourages members and guests to preserve and enjoy the German heritage. For more information, see http://www.Saengerrunde.org.

About The Beneficiary:
Foodways Texas
Foodways Texas is an organization founded by chefs, journalists, scholars, restaurateurs, farmers, ranchers, and other citizens of the state of Texas who have made it their mission to preserve, promote and celebrate the diverse food cultures of Texas. By joining and supporting Foodways Texas, you become part of a movement to preserve the vibrant foodways of Texas through oral history projects, documentary films, recipe collections, and scholarly research. You will join us in highlighting the state’s distinctive foods and food cultures at our annual scholarly symposium, supporting educational food-based seminars, promoting local food networks, and partnering with universities and other non-profit organizations to educate future generations about healthy and sustainable food practices.