Enjoy Germany in Pune at the Pune Oktoberfest 2018

Hosted by the Indo German Chamber of Commerce (Pune Division), the Pune Oktoberfest is one of the city’s longest running and most successful events.

Held at the Member’s Enclosure of the RWITC, the Pune Oktoberfest is a delightful display of German culture. This three-day celebration involved endless pouring of beer from local breweries, paired with some marvelous German and local delicacies. German music, tradition and a highly infectious vibe will only add onto the ambiance of the fest.

Why you should attend the Pune Oktoberfest

  1. A wide range of 10+ locally crafted beers from local breweries. To mark the occasion of Oktoberfest, each brewery is attempting their version of an Oktoberfest special beer.
  2. Some delectable German cuisine imported directly from the land of Oktoberfest.
  3. Live bands performing traditional German Oktoberfest music!
  4. Live Horse Racing on Saturday + Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM
  5. A wide mix of expats, from Germany and other nations, mingling with our local Oktoberfest fans.
  6. An electric, infectious vibe and an experience unlike any other!

About the Beer

With a spurt in craft beers and craft beer lovers in recent years, they have decided to join hands with three local breweries to bring us their wide array of craft brews for Oktoberfest – Doolally Craft Beers, Effingut, and Kimaya Brewing Company.

Here are some of the beer I tried at the press conference.

Effingut’s Hefeweizen, Doolally’s Oktoberfest Bier and Kimaya’s Festbier


The Hefeweizen is a traditional unfiltered Bavarian wheat beer with flavors of banana and cloves, with a hint of bubblegum. Awarded the “Best Beer in the Country”, the Hefe is certainly going to be a fan-favorite.

The other beers available at the Pune Oktoberfest would be Marzen and Dunkelweizen, with the Marzen being their Oktoberfest special beer.

Doolally Craft Beers

The Oktoberfest Bier is extremely sessionable and light on the palate. Strong enough to last from March till October, this is Doolally’s entry to the special Oktoberfest beers.

The other beers available at the Pune Oktoberfest would be Apfelwein and Pilsner.

Kimaya Brewing Company

Brewed in the spirit of Oktoberfest, Kimaya’s Festbier is smooth, sessionable and gives a toasty mouthfeel to showcase elegant German malt flavors without becoming too heavy or filling.

Kimaya’s Festbier

The other beers available at the Pune Oktoberfest would be Vanilla Porter, Belgian Wit, K-IPA, and Apple Cider.

About the Food

The Oktoberfest is incomplete without dishes intrinsic to the festival.  This year, the reins of the culinary experience has been handed over to a highly successful bar called Iron Bar N Grill.

A modern twist to an industrial bar with interesting elements, the USP of Iron Bar & Grill is the combination of lip smacking world cuisine paired with authentic cocktails concocted by expert mixologists.

Some standout dishes for the Oktoberfest include Thuringer Rostbratwurste, Grill Bratwurst Mitttelgrob, Kasewurstchen, Krakauer Wurstchen, Black Forest Roast Chicken, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and Pretzels.

Event Details

Date: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on 26th October and 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on 27th – 28th October 2018

Venue: Member’s Enclosure, Royal Western Indian Turf Club, Camp

Entry Charges: Rs. 249 [per head per day] & Rs. 599 [per head for a season pass]

Online Ticketing Partner: https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/pune-oktoberfest-2018/ET00085065

Folks, rest your livers; the Oktoberfest is almost here! Here come the Germans!!

Note: All photos are courtesy the Pune Oktoberfest and respective brands.


I was invited for a press conference. This blog is a narrative of my experience at the event. These are my views that I have expressed in the blog. Others are most welcome to agree or disagree with the same.

The blog is not personally or commercially influenced. I have not lifted, copied or plagiarized it from any source either. However, I have done my due diligence via publicly available information on the internet and as shared by the client/PR agency.

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