Written By Adrian Paradis Drink / Events / Food / Food Events Oct 30, 2019 Fifth annual Stein and Dine in the Victoria Public Market SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOn Saturday, October 19, Victoria residents donned their lederhosen and dirndl to attend Stein and Dine: the fifth annual Oktoberfest in the Victoria Public Market. Hundreds of beer and bratwurst enthusiasts turned up to this sold-out event to drink, dance and party.Maryanne Carmack, the owner of Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop, has been running the event since its inception. “We were one of the original tenants in the Victoria Public Market and from the first year we opened, we realized what an amazing event space it is,” she says. “We wanted to think of something different that Victoria didn’t already have, and we came up with an Oktoberfest celebration. The idea just blossomed from there.” Trying to add new elements each year, Carmack says they included a live band this year (The Tonemeisters) while trying to focus on the craft breweries on the island and mainland. This year they had beer options from Moon Underwater Brewery, Hoyne Brewing Co., Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Yellow Dog Brewing, Ace Brewing Company, and Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub. They also offered options from Merridale Cidery and Distillery and craft cocktails by Sean Boysen.Roast provided all the snack options for the evening, including bratwurst and sauerkraut with curry ketchup, melted raclette cheese on steamed potatoes, käse spätzle with crispy friend onions — a German version of mac n’ cheese — schnitzel on a stick with preserved lemon aioli, and pretzels with grainy sweet mustard. “It’s traditional German-style food,” says Carmack. “Of course, you can’t have Oktoberfest without bratwurst and sauerkraut, but we wanted to have the traditional staples.”In addition to the band, the entertainment included a live accordion player, Oktoberfest dancers, lederhosen contest, stein holding contest, beard and braid contest, and beer pong. “We use the feedback from our staff and our attendees, so each year, it’s got more and more festive,” says Carmack. “More people are showing up dressed in their lederhosen. We didn’t see a lot of that in the first few years, but it’s become part of the culture and the celebration now. It’s such a festive and fun way to celebrate craft beer and our city.”10% of ticket sales go to the local non-profit MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of BC Move Adapted Fitness Photographs below courtesy of Matt SchmitzOktoberfestStein and DineVictoria Public Market SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Adrian Paradis ... Read More You may also like Awards / Beer / Drink / Exceptional Eats! Awards / Food / Opinion December 31, 2019 Readers Choice Exceptional Eats! Awards Poll -Voting Open! ... Read More 2020 Issues / Beer / Drink / Food / Magazine December 30, 2019 January|February Issue Out Now ... Read More Drink / Press Release / Spirits November 19, 2019 Sheringham Announces New Sister Company Lumette! and Bright Light Alt-Gin Lumette! Bright Light Alt-Gin, created by the “World’s Best Contemporary Gin” Master Distiller Lumette! Bright Light Alt-Gin is Canada’s ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / First Look / Places / Press Release / Wineries & Breweries July 25, 2019 There’s a New Buoy in Town Whistle Buoy Brewing Company, a locally owned craft brewery and taproom, is now open in Historic Market Square, Victoria. Whistle Buoy Brewing ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink Academy / Drink This / Entertaining / Spirits / Victoria July 3, 2019 An Introduction to EAT’s New Columnists It’s all about cocktails, the home bar, what to buy, and what to serve. Founders Kyle and Nate launched their bar consultancy, The Nimble Bar ... Read More Artisan / Drink / Events / Food / Food Events / Victoria May 21, 2019 The Cheese and Meat Festival When the sun’s out and gorgeously beating down on a weekend mid-May, people in Victoria require an exceptional reason to stay inside for a few ... Read More Comments are closed.