Celebrate Texas-German Culture in Austin's First Bier & Brezel Fest

Austin, TX, February 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garten are excited to partner with Foodways Texas for the return of the 2018 TX German Bier Fest. With winter coming to an end, Austinites can look forward to a celebration of spring and Texas-German culture with bier (beer) and brezel (pretzel) tastings, live music, and bowling on April 7, 2018. A limited number of early bird tickets are available for purchase now at www.TXGermanBierFest.com/tickets.

TX German Bier Fest will be showcasing German-styled bier from some of Texas' finest craft breweries including Alamo Beer Co., Austin Beerworks, The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, Big Bend Brewing Co., Circle Brewing Co., Hops & Grain Brewing, Karbach Brewing Co., Lazarus Brewing Co., Live Oak Brewing Company, Rentsch Brewery, Southern Heights Brewing Co., and Texas Beer Co.

Accompany the bier with another German tradition, the brezel, from top dough-maker’s in Central Texas such as Easy Tiger, Hi Hat Public House, Frank, and Scholz Garten. Bites can fall anywhere on the sweet-to-savory scale and feature anything from an original Bavarian recipe to a creative take on the old favorite.

Work off the biere and brezeln with unlimited bowling. Plus, Grammy award winning Brave Combo will bring the song and dance with their psychedelic polka.

Tickets include signature glassware, bier tastings, brezel bites, bowling, and a variety of flavored, sparkling water from Big Swig. Foodways Texas will receive a portion of the proceeds to preserve the vibrant history and food culture of Texas.

Tickets & More Information: www.TXGermanBierFest.com
Media Photos: TX German Bier Fest 2016

For all media inquiries about TX German Bier & Brezel Fest, please contact Jill Kilgore at jill@saengerrunde.org or 512-666-SING. Keep up with breaking news and details on the event’s Facebook Page and follow TX German Bier Fest on Twitter @TXGermanBier and#TXGBF.

About Austin Saengerrunde & Scholz Garten:
In 1852, German settlers in the Austin, Texas area formed a traditional singing group. On February 8, 1879, they officially organized as a singing society bearing the name "Saengerrunde". The Saengerrunde is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin. Scholz Garten, established in 1866 by a German immigrant named August Scholz, became a favorite meeting place for Saengerrunde members. The Scholz Garten property, owned by Lemp Brewery of St. Louis, included a hall and bowling alley. In 1904, the Saengerrunde Club signed a lease with Lemp Brewery for the use of the property and in 1908, the club purchased the property. The facility has continued to provide an atmosphere that allows members to preserve and enjoy their German heritage.

Saengerrunde.org & ScholzGarten.com

About Foodways Texas:
Foodways Texas was founded in July 2010. The non-profit organization represents a movement to preserve the vibrant foodways of Texas through oral history projects, documentary films, recipe collections and scholarly research. Foodways Texas seeks to highlight the state’s distinctive foods and food cultures by staging an annual scholarly symposium, supporting educational food-based seminars, promoting local food networks and partnering with universities and other non-profits to educate future generations about the stories behind the food we eat.
Austin Saengerrunde
Jill Kilgore