Are you ready to really welcome the fall season? You may want to join SanTan Brewing as they celebrate their 5th annual Oktoberfest in downtown Chandler.
It's happening Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 10 p.m.
Highlights include a live performance by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, tons of Bavarian style food, beer and games including brat eating competitions, tricycle races, beer pong, bag toss, stein racing and vendors.
Children can enjoy kettle corn, shaved ice, warm pretzels, frozen lemonade, and more.
Presale tickets are available for $15 online at santanoktoberfest.com, or at the brewery and also at Valley Basha's locations.
You can even save $3 on admission at Basha's when you purchase a six-pack of SanTan craft beer. Day of admission is $20.
SanTan Brewing Company's Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 29
Noon to 10 p.m.
Location: Dr. AJ Chandler Park across from SanTan Brewing Company at 3 S. San Marcos Place, between Arizona Avenue and Buffalo Street.
A portion of the proceeds from the SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest benefit Ear Candy, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth access to music education. For more information about Ear Candy visit earcandycharity.org .
SanTan Oktoberfest Beer Bratwursts
Recipe by SanTan Brewing Company
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
--2 teaspoons olive oil
--1 tbsp butter
--6 bratwurst sausages (We prefer Schreiner's (AZ) or any other locally hand-made bratwurst from your butcher)
--1 large sweet onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings
--24 ounces (2 can or bottle) beer
Bratwurst made by Schreiner's Fine Sausage braised in SanTan Brewing's Oktoberfest seasonal brew and served with sauerkraut.
1. Add the bratwurst to the pot and add 2 cans or bottles of (24oz) of SanTan Oktoberfest beer (or your favorite German style lager) bring to a slow boil over Medium High heat about 12 minutes.
2. Remove the sausages and place them aside. Take two teaspoons of Olive Oil and 1 tbsp of butter and melt in a in a large deep pan; brown the bratwursts until evenly browned (a nice golden brown) (Do not puncture or else they will get dry).Remove browned sausages and keep warm.
3. Add the sliced Onions to the drippings and cook stirring often until the onions are limp and golden but not browned. Add ¾ cup of the cooking beer liquid to the onions and let reduce.
Serve the sausages on a soft bun top with beer onions, sauerkraut and beer mustard.
Beer pairing suggestion: Delicious pint of SanTan Oktoberfest lager or your favorite craft beer!
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