Monday, September 12, 2005

Experience Oktoberfest, Detroit-style

Just because we aren't in Munich doesn't mean we can't celebrate Oktoberfest.

Karras Bros. Tavern is the last stop on the Detoberfest Pub Crawl

Members of
Detroit Synergy - the pro-active, Detroit-based non-profit - will be doing just that this Saturday night, and you're invited!

For a mere $20, you can be a part of Detoberfest, a Detroit-style salute to the beginning of Oktoberfest, and the theme behind Detroit Synergy's sixth semi-annual pub crawl.

Although the D's version of Oktoberfest will be on a much smaller scale than Munich's annual festival - which is, by the way, the world's largest fair with attendance numbers over six million each year - Detoberfest gives metro Detroiters the opportunity to partake in the German tradition, while also getting to know some of Detroit's great out-of-the-way breweries.

Plus, it's a wonderful way to ensure that organizations like Detroit Synergy are able to continue doing positive things in the city of Detroit.

Detoberfest, which is being held on September 17th, begins at 5 o'clock. Pub-crawlers will meet up at
Andrew's on the Corner, located on Joseph Campau near Franklin Street, for registration.

Once the formalities are over, event attendees will take a bus over to the Midtown gem, Traffic Jam & Snug, where they will begin their tour of select Detroit breweries.

In addition to Traffic Jam, the evening's agenda - which is complete with taste-tests at each stop - includes visits to four other great Detroit haunts, including Motor City Brewing Works and Winery; the Detroit Beer Company; and, a return to Joseph Campau, where crawlers have a chance to experience the select ales and lagers of neighboring establishments, Atwater Block Brewery and Karras Bros. Tavern.

The event itself concludes at 11 pm, but attendees are invited to hang out on the rooftop deck of Karras Bros. to finish off their night with the sounds of DJ On-rotation, who will play until 2 am.

Detoberfest tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and include a t-shirt, bus transportation, and drink specials. Don't care for beer? No need to worry - wine and liquor will also be available at each spot on the route.

Pub crawl registration begins at 5 pm and ends promptly at 5:30 pm, so don't miss the bus (literally). Attendees must be 21 or over to partake in this event.

Detoberfest is being put on by Detroit Synergy, a 501(c)(3) organization, and
The World is Coming, Get in the Game, a public information campaign designed to spread awareness about all things Detroit.

For more information on Detoberfest, please visit this page on Detroit Synergy's website.
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