Oktoberfest at Effingut – Eat, Drink, Merry — Reviewed!

October is the month of festivities and especially for foodies like us who have one more reason to rejoice — Oktoberfest, which is the world's largest Volksfest held annually in Munich, Germany and now all over the world. In Pune, you can see a lot of places celebrating the festival with beers, food, fun and friends. Being a non-alcoholic person, you must be wondering, what am I doing in a place having Oktoberfest? Well, I got a chance to visit Effingut for their ongoing Oktoberfest and trust me it was such a learning experience. Food, drinks and ambience of this place will surely impress you!
Mr. Manu Gulati, master brewer, strategist and founder of Effingut Brewerkz, Pune was there to share his experiences with us. The significant reason behind Effingut Brewerkz was to introduce people to the concept of craft beers in India. He is unparalleled when it comes to talking about on beers. Full of life, fun-loving and witty Manu made our evening memorable with the beer tastings and the de tour of the brewery.

Apart from all the classy, legendary, fresh craft beers, this year, they are planning for some quirky additions to the menu. Interestingly german influenced menu has also been designed for the fest. Mr. Manu took the note that he was there to explain the technicalities of beer tasting..Simple rules..

Pour, Look, Swirl, Smell, Drink, Taste. 

So, here are the beers which were served on the table..
  • Apple Cider
  • Tamarind Blanche
  • Strawberry Cider
  • Peach and Ginger Melomel
  • Coffee Porter
  • Berliner Weisse
  • Ordinary Bitter
  • DoppelBock
  • Hefeweizen
  • English Amber ale
The intensity of beer served to the table was from sweet to bitter. It is not beer but craft beer-freshly brewed! One just need to go and feel the pumped up energy there.
Not only about beer, they Effingut also have excellent finger food to go with the drinks. As I mentioned, Oktoberfest has different menu including few of the signatures...
  • Effingut Hot Dog (NV)
  • Brotschnitten (V/NV)
  • Hackbraten (NV)
  • Doner (V/NV)
  • Effingut Classic Vegetables (V)
  • Kohlrouladen (V)
  • Jalapeno Cheese Crackers (V)
  • Black Forest Trifle (V)
So, I started with Brotschnitten, lightly toasted french bread topped with creamed spinach and pickled vegetables paired well with the drinks. Taste was subtle.

Then, next was Veg Doner, sort of pita pockets stuffed with spiced cottage cheese schnitzel, sour cream and german coleslaw accompanied with crisp potato wedges. It was super delicious. Doner pockets were fresh and the filling had balanced spices. Coleslaw was enhancing the deliciousness.

Effingut Classic Vegetables was one of my favourite as everything they serve is prepared in house–Just fresh! This dish had grain mustard and red chillies for the hotness! Loved it!

Drinks and crackers makes a great combo. Jalapeno Cheese Crackers were next. Nice, crisp from outside and gooey, cheesy with pepper and chilli from inside. It was addictive. I couldn't stop myself after having one. Go for it!

The best part of any meal – dessert and here we had Black Forest Trifle. A layered dessert of Chocolate cake, Dark Cherry Compote with Strawberry Cider topped with Whipped Cream. Awesome it was!

So, people if you are looking for a place to enjoy not only Oktoberfest but also celebrate food, ambience, Effingut is the place. Right now they have this offer, which is a steal...

All inclusive packages available from 8 PM - 11 PM daily!
Mon, Tue, Thu: INR 1350
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: INR 1700

What: Beers, food and more at Oktoberfest
Where: Effingut Brewerkz, Koregaon Park, Pune
When: 21-September 2016 - 11th October 2016

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