Most 1-year olds don’t get a birthday party which has beer on tap. Likewise, Village Brauhaus’ chronological age may keep it under the legal drinking age. But no matter; on Saturday, the German-style beer hall is bucking that trend, celebrating its first year in business with a party that could rival Oktoberfest. From live music to lots of food, Jagermeister shots and even the tapping of a new Vienna lager, the Old Town restaurant is ready to lift a glass indeed.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “The festivities start when the restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, and as the day rolls on, the music picks up and the fun really begins. The Johnny Koenig Band will play first at 3 p.m., followed by Love Music Again at 9 p.m. And the food and drink will be served up plentifully all day. Village Brauhaus’ bread and butter – so to speak – is its array of sausages and schnitzels, and both will be in great supply throughout the celebration. Jagermeister will be on hand with giveaways and swag – think shirts, hats, and shots – to help patrons wash everything down. At about 4 p.m., one of the day’s crowning moments begins The debut of a new beer straight from the Motherland.”
As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, “And it’s not stopping with this weekend’s anniversary party. Up next, from Feb. 23-25, is Fasching, the German-Austrian Mardi Gras celebration, complete with German-style Hurricanes and traditional German Berliner doughnuts made in-house. Then comes another visit from the Irish parade – the beer hall will be taking on an Irish flair for that – and then Starkbierfest, a celebration of Germany’s best dark beers that begins on March 13 and extends through April. But before that comes Saturday, when patrons can say a hearty “Prost!” and lift a glass to Village Brauhaus’ first year.”