More than 600 people were on hand as The Phoenix club in Anaheim kicked off their spring festivities with the hosting of Bockbierfest. The festival is a traditional event that welcomes the spring season and celebrates the arrival of the freshly brewed German bock beer. The festival, held last Saturday, was also an historical event that celebrates culture and brings people of all ages together.
Bock beer is a type of lager beer ranked among the most heavy and maltiest, yet smoothest, beers in the world. There is a large variety of bock beers, and different seasons bring various new tastes.
To settle the beer, traditional German foods such as delicious Bratwurst, Salzkartoffeln (potatoes) and Brot (bread) were sold. The food was authentic and very fulfilling for a great price. Desserts were also offered and non-alcoholic beverages were sold for the non-beer drinkers.
To start entertaining the audience the festivities began with the Die Germutlichen Schuchplatter dance team , they kicked off the Bockbier festivities playing the German instrument Alphorn.
Of course a festival is not complete without live musical entertainment, and the Express Band brought it all together and got the audience moving on to the dance floor. The band performed a variety of music for all different dance styles.The band got the audience dancing with the help of the Die Germutlichen Schuhplatter. Together these two acts completed the event and everyone had a blast. The dancers where enthusiastic and the band even took requests of traditional German songs from the crowd.
The festival included over ten locally brewed Craft Beers and German imports on tap, the attendees were eager to experience the traditional German Beer and traditions, the beers were offered at the price of $4 for a small and $8 for a large.
The Bockbierfest was a very successful Festival was very family friendly. The staff and hosts of the event were very welcoming and made everyone leave joyed.Tthe attendees were more than satisfied and happy to be a part of this event.