Froth heads out to the Otway Estate Winery & Brewery on the weekend for a day of dirndls, steins and sausages.
Yummo beer and flinging parts of pig was the order of the day at the Oktoberfest held on Saturday at the Otway Estate Winery & Brewery. After a slow start getting in due to some ticketing problems, it was all hands on deck as everyone headed to the bar to get their mitts on some tasty Oktoberfest brews.
The beers hailed from breweries all over the Great Ocean Road region, including Forrest Brewing, Bells Beach Brewing, Rogue Wave and of course Otway Estate, as well as Geelong brewery Cockies and Ballarat’s Red Duck.
After securing our own glass stein, we enjoyed the Bells Beach wheat beer, the Red Duck Munich Lager and the Oktoberfest Kollab.
Also splendid was the amount of costumes on show, with men in embroidered lederhosen and dapper hats, and women donning traditional dresses of varying styles. The band kept this mood jovial with upbeat Bavarian tunes, while the strong man/woman competition kept punters lining up to see how hard they could swing the hammer. Costume competitions and slap-dancing rounded out a fun day out for the whole family.
Words by Emily Day, Photos by Will Ziebell