Celebrate Oktoberfest by learning about (and enjoying) food and beer pairings

beerpairingssimplifiedDid you know Michigan has more people with German ancestry than almost any other state in the U.S.? It’s true. And that explains Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is a two-week beer festival that originated in Munich, Germany, where it has been a tradition for over 200 years. Here in West Michigan especially, we love our beer, so what better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with a German feast paired with a variety of delicious beer samples?

The menu for the Oktoberfest Dinner at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House (3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners) on September 30th from 6:30-9:30 pm will feature the chef’s takes on German traditional dishes, such as Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, potato pancakes and spaetzle. Each dish will be paired with a different sample of beer.

In addition to learning about beer pairings, at this event you can also learn about the brewing process and some of the sustainability issues associated with it. W.K. Kellogg Biological Station graduate student Jakob Nalley will share a brief presentation of his research about using algae to clean wastewater from breweries.

Registration can be completed online. Cost for this event is $48/member and $53/non-member. To learn more about this event, visit conference.kbs.msu.edu, call 269.671.2400 or email conference@kbs.msu.edu.