Salvatorfest has been cancelled.
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March 21, 2020
The Germanic-American Institute and Paulaner Beer are brewing up a new festival to celebrate the “Father of all Strong Beer”, Paulaner Salvator. Brewed since 1634, Salvator, which means “Saint Father” or “savior”, was first created in Munich by 17th century monks as a strengthening drink to help them through 40 days of fasting during Lent. This “liquid bread”, a doppelbock Starkbier, is rich and full bodied with a superb balance. Adhering to the original recipe, with only minor refinements, Salvator remains true to its world-renowned reputation.
Along with Salvator, we’ll also be serving Paulaner Lager, Hacker-Pschorr Dunkel, Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, NA Weizen-Radler and Northern Soda Company craft sodas. Like a mini-Oktoberfest, there will be activities for the whole family, from German Tracht contests to beer poking (putting a red-hot poker in your beer for a new flavor sensation) to sing-alongs and polka dancing to the Bill Koncar band. Come celebrate with us!
Free, beverages for sale, food trucks on site
Draft beer $7, beer cans $6, Jägermeister shots $4, soda $3
Beer poking mugs for sale: $5, with a pour $12
First 50 mugs are free, courtesy of Paulaner USA!
Activities for families
Bounce house, Minnesota United Activation Area, and free popcorn on the grounds.
In the Rathskeller
5:30 PM Family Tracht contest5:45 PM Kids' Tracht contest
6:00 PM Individual Tracht contest
6:15 PM Polka dance lessons with Jimi the Polka Pirate
6:30 PM Family dance party
Activities on the grounds
4:00 PM Beer, food trucks, music, and fire pits on the grounds
4–10 PM Beer poking (special mug required), quaffing and other beer contests
5:00 PM Blessing of the beer and photos with Paulaner monk Brother Barnabas
Activities in the Rathskeller
8:00 PM Stein holding and other beer contests
8:30 PM Mustache contest
9–10 PM Dancing to the Bill Koncar Band and merriment