Oktoberfest promotes historical, cultural tastes

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Yummy:  A plate of braised cabbage, spätzle and schnitzel is offered as a special at Molly McGee’s Irish Pub on U.S. Naval Base Guam Oct. 9. The dish, which is traditionally German, was served in observance of Oktoberfest. U.S. Navy photo by Shaina Marie Santos/Released
Yummy: A plate of braised cabbage, spätzle and schnitzel is offered as a special at Molly McGee’s Irish Pub on U.S. Naval Base Guam Oct. 9. The dish, which is traditionally German, was served in observance of Oktoberfest. U.S. Navy photo by Shaina Marie Santos/Released

Oktoberfest promotes historical, cultural tastes

by: Shaina Marie Santos | .
Joint Region Edge Staff | .
published: October 17, 2012

Service members and eligible patrons will soon get the chance to experience a part of the historical and cultural traditions of Germany with the celebration of Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest began Oct. 12, 1810 with the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Louis to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were then repeated every year, giving rise to Oktoberfest.

In continuation of this rich tradition, U.S. Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) will hold Oktoberfest activities for service members and their families.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam and the Navy Exchange (NEX) will host the Oktoberfest Food and Brew Festival at Molly McGee’s on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) Oct. 20; and the 36th Force Support Squadron will hold their Oktoberfest Buffett and Beverage Tasting Oct. 19 at the Top of the Rock ballroom.

On NBG, attendees will enjoy live entertainment, an authentic German food tasting menu prepared live by MWR’s Executive Chef Robert Walter and an international selection of drinks.

“This is a must-attend event to celebrate the change of the seasons with great food, live entertainment and a wide selection of appropriate beverages,” Walter said.

One of the featured dishes is a schnitzel, spätzle and braised cabbage trio which is a one of Walter’s favorite German meals.

MWR tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which includes five drink sampling coupons and an MWR souvenir mug. Advance tickets are available at the MWR Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office.
36th FSS advance tickets are $25 for club members and $30 for non-club members. At the door prices are $30 for club members and $35 for non-club members.

For NBG tickets, contact the MWR ITT office at 989-2301 or visit the office located in the Charles King Fitness Center on NBG. For Andersen AFB tickets or for more information, call 366-6166.

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