The upcoming Memphis Oktoberfest benefitting Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
It will be on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. in a huge tent in front of Saucer’s downtown Memphis location. The tent will cover the entire street, from 2nd Street to November 6th Street on Peabody Place.
This event aims to aid Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and create awareness of the disease by inviting people to come together for the love of fine beer. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood. Affecting one in every 3,500 live male births, it results in the progressive loss of strength that leads to serious medical problems related to the heart and lungs. The average age for a young man living with Duchenne is typically late twenties. For more information about the cause, please visit www.parentprojectmd.org.
At Memphis Oktoberfest, beer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy more than 15 specialty beers including pumpkin, Oktoberfest and fall fest brews in honor of the 180th anniversary Oktoberfest Munich. Entertainment will be provided by The Oom-Pah-Sters, a Polka and variety band from Nashville that will make guest feel like they are in “die Wiesn”!
The night will be complete with a traditional bratwurst eating contest, where brave participates will eat for glory and a prize. There will also be an assortment of restaurants hosting stations inside the tent with food available for purchase.
With ticket purchase, guest can chose one of the following options – a 17-ounce commemorative boot mug filled with specialty brew of choice or a taster card that comes with a 5-ounce glass to sample five specialty brews of choice. Refills will be available for $5 for the mug, and pints will be sold as regular price. A portion of the proceeds goes to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.