The Bavarian Beerhaüs is hosting Bowen Hills’ first Oktoberfest Bier-lympics in addition to its five-week calendar of Oktoberfest celebrations on Saturday 20 October. Free snacks, challenges and music are all part of an Olympic-sized line-up of activities taking place at the event.

An official Oktoberfest keg tap at midday marks the beginning of the games. Guests can dive into bier-lympic challenges including sausage throwing, apple bobbing and The Bavarian Beerhaüs’ legendary stein holding competition. The winner of each will receive a $20 restaurant voucher and giant pretzel medal. Furry four-legged friends are invited to strut their stuff for the highly-anticipated Dogs of Oktoberfest Competition. From schnauzers to pinschers and dachshunds to poodles, dogs of all sizes have a chance to win a trophy, doggy treats, and a $20 restaurant voucher for their owner. An official Oktoberfest bier, Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen, will be on tap all day. This slightly bitter brew with hints of malt caramel and citrus has been imported from Bavaria.

The Bavarian Beerhaus’ Oktoberfest Bier-lympics are part of the restaurant’s month-long schedule of Oktoberfest celebrations, which end on Sunday 28 October. Guests still have time to dive into the festivities, which include special set-menus, group packages and a series of delicious foodie challenges. There is also one last chance for diners to sign up to become an Oktober Boss, proving their dedication to this renowned annual festival by taking four foodie challenges: eating a pork knuckle, schnitzel, pretzel and doughnut pretzel. Those who tick off each challenge will achieve the ultimate Oktober Boss status and receive a limited-edition Oktoberfest shirt and an official stein to keep. Oktoberfest will draw to a close on Sunday 28 October, when guests have one last chance to drink the limited-edition Oktoberfest bier.

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