This Year's Beer Selection

Available In Real Glass Half Litre and One Litre Steins From Our Custom-built German Bar - No nasty plastic glasses here!

Schneider Weisse Original (5.4%)

With its amber-mahogany colouring and streaked with fine top-fermented yeast, this beer has a fine, persistent head that adheres well to the glass. It is pleasantly fruity with a typical top-fermented smell, an aroma of clove and nutmeg apple tantalizes the nose. On the tongue it is fresh, clean, full-bodied, harmonious and well-balanced. It finishes with a light, delicate taste of bitters leaving behind a sour impression.

Imported for this event from Munich!

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier (6.3%)

For the Munich Oktoberfest, Hofbräu brew this special 6.3% beverage that appears yellow to golden in colour with a white head. The aroma of the brew is that of sweet malts with notes of grass, grain and hay. The texture is full bodied and it has a rich, bitter flavour with a hoppy dry finish to it. This can be paired well with traditional Bavarian cuisine but goes down a treat just on its own.

Imported for this event from Munich!

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier (6.0%)

A distinguishing feature of Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier is the harmony of balance between the sweeter taste of malt and that of the hops. The initial mild flavour followed by a stronger note, invites you to take a second taste. By tradition it is also slightly stronger than a normal Lager, but the high grade of fermentation makes it particularly easy to drink. A feast of a beer, which always goes down well.

Imported for this event from Munich!

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Märzen (5.9%)

Bavarian barley slow roasted and caramelized to a rich, red amber color combined with the purest spring waters from the Alps, exclusive yeast and the finest Hallertau hops. Forbidden as it was to brew a stronger beer in summer, the Märzen was brewed earlier in March and would finally be served at the Oktoberfest. Hacker Pschorr have returned once again to the age-old recipe and recreated that gloriously smooth, honey-coloured piece of history from times gone by.

Imported for this event from Munich!

Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen (5.8%)

Ayinger Oktoberfest Märzen has a deep golden color tinted with amber. It is lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops. It’s medium to big in body but the alcohol is not overpowering and it has a soft dryness that comes from long maturation. A very impressive Märzen beer

Imported for this event from Munich!

Hofbräu Dunkel (5.5%)

Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. When beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel – the archetypal Bavarian beer – is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!

Imported for this event from Munich!

Erdinger Oktoberfestbier (5.7%)

Brewed especially for festivals, this seasonal beer offers a synergistic combination of two classic German styles, Oktoberfest and wheat beer; a surprising alliance that works very well together and gives a cloudy amber body. A wheat aroma with fruit and clove hints combine with a strong malty flavour at the back .

Imported for this event from Munich!

Benediktiner Hell (5.0%)

A full-bodied lager with a fine effervescence and intense flavour Crystal clear brilliant golden yellow with a white head. Delicate fragrance with an abundance of sweet, fruity and bittersweet aromas. On the palate, a well-balanced interplay of fine effervescence, malty sweetness, and a hint of bittersweet hops that lingers pleasantly.

Köstritzer Schwarzbier (4.8%)

A mahogany colour, and a lasting, cream-coloured, finely poured head are the defining features of Köstritzer black lager beer. Its expressive fragrance evokes a range of intense spicy aromas, including sage, roasted chestnuts, dark honey, bitter chocolate and fresh, farm-baked bread.

Bitburger Pils (4.8%)

A Premium Pilsner with a bright, fresh golden colour and rich frothy head so typical of this elegant beer. Its refined herbal notes are delicately poised, followed by a nutty and honeyed aftertaste. The overall impression of this gently sparkling beer is one of deep harmony, with the unmistakeable bitterness of the hops balanced and contained by an agreeable, mellow sweetness in the body.

Claridge’s Catering will be serving some fabulous German food across the weekend and we’re very pleased to welcome back all 26 members of the City of Norwich Brass Band who will be playing traditional Oompah music as well as some sing-along favourites on Saturday from 6 until 8pm and on Sunday from 4:30 until 7pm.
With the pub transformed for the weekend, staff dressed in Oktoberfest costumes and beer served in real German Stein glasses*, we look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a fun-filled weekend, Prost!
* Admission is free but because of their value there will be a £5 deposit on all Stein glasses.
This deposit is fully refundable to you upon the safe return of your glass at the end of your visit.
Phone: 01603 425482
The Whalebone Freehouse, 144 Magdalen Road,
Norwich, NR3 4BA