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 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 2019 Issues / Drink / Food / Magazine May 3, 2019 May | June 2019 Issue Out Now ... Read More Cocktails / Drink / Drink This / Spirits May 3, 2019 Pink Peppercorn & Thyme Gin Twist featuring Sheringham’s Kazuki Gin It’s almost summertime. And in case you didn’t know, that means gin cocktails on the patio. Vancouver Island has a plethora (yes, I just said ... Read More Drink / Events / Press Release April 3, 2019 EAT NORTH AND FAIRMONT EMPRESS PRESENT DRAGS BENNY: AN EXCITING BRUNCH SUPPORTING VICTORIA PRIDE Eat North is pleased to announce that it will be bringing its unique concept Drags Benny,a lively pop-up drag brunch in support of Canadian Pride ... Read More Comments are closed.