PRLog - Sep. 23, 2009 - ROCHESTER, Mich. -- ROCHESTER, MI, -- Following a tradition that started in the early 1800s in Munich, Germany, Rochester Mills Beer Company invites you to partake in its Annual Oktoberfest festivities - and you needn't be German or travel halfway around the world to do so. This family-friendly celebration, September 25-26, features German-style food and beer under a huge American-made tent. Come join more than 2,000 of your closest friends and family who are expected to enjoy the live music, dancing and children's activities taking place behind the brewery during the two-day extravaganza. This year's event will be the biggest ever with expanded outdoor seating capacity and more room under the tent. This year's event also places extra emphasis on supporting local charities with proceeds going to make the wish come true for a Rochester resident through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.
Rochester Mills' Oktoberfest
Kids will get a kick out of carnival games, moonwalks, pony rides, petting zoo, clowns, balloon and tattoo artists, and new this year, a rock climbing wall to challenge your agility. Those young at heart can participate in the popular sauerkraut-eating contest or be entertained by traditional German music and dancing. Musical performances by renowned German bands "Enzian" (Friday and Saturday from 6-10 pm) and "the Vagabonds" (Saturday from 1-4 pm), along with a special appearance by the Carpathia Dancers.
Head Brewer Eric Briggeman has prepared fresh batches of Rochester Mills' Oktoberfest (German-style lager), Water Street Wheat (German-style Hefe-Weizen)
The tent is open from 5-11 pm on Friday and from 1-11 pm on Saturday. Admission is only $5 for adults; children 16 and under get in free (with a paid adult). All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan and the YMCA North Oakland County Waves swim club.
A full menu and selection of beers on tap will be available inside the brewery during the event. No cover live entertainment inside the brewery features "the Groove Council" on Friday and "the Square Pegz" on Saturday, both starting at 10pm.
For more information, call 248-650-5080 or log onto http://www.rochestermillsbeerco.com.
ABOUT ROCHESTER MILLS BEER CO.
The Rochester Mills Beer Co. opened in 1998 in Downtown Rochester. Located in the historic Western Knitting Mill, the brewery is located on Water Street, just two blocks east of Main Street. Preserving the original character of the building, the brewery features original hardwood floors, columns, beams and exposed brick walls of the mill. The menu features a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. From delectable appetizers, fresh salads, pizzas and pastas to delicious entrees and unique sandwiches, the menu has something for everyone including the kids. Special amenities include an outdoor patio, pool tables, and live entertainment every Friday, and Saturday nights. The Martini Lounge is available for private parties and the restaurant has recently expanded its ability to cater off premises events and parties.
Rochester Mills Beer Co. is a Pleszure Food Group company and a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild (www.michiganbrewersguild.org)
ABOUT THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN:
Since its inception in 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan -- a chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America -- has brought joy into the lives of thousands of people in our Michigan community through its important wish-granting mission. This year Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan celebrates its 25th birthday and invites the community to celebrate with us by helping to grant the wishes of 400 courageous kids waiting for wishes this year. The Foundation has granted more than 6,000 wishes in its 25-year history. More than 80% of the Foundation's expenditures are directly related to program services (wish granting) and the Foundation has offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. For more information, call 734.994.8620 or visit http://www.wishmich.org.
Pleszure Food Group Corporate Profile
Pleszure Food Group (PFG) is a privately held corporation that owns and operates two unique restaurants (Mind Body & Spirits, Rochester Mills Beer Co.), both located in Rochester, Michigan and a line of dessert products (Inspired Treats) that is available at local markets or direct at our locations. Our business is focused on creating, developing, and operating best-in-class restaurants and products. For us, Best-in-class means that we strive to attract and retain the best people, offer the best food and service, and provide the best atmosphere at each of our restaurants. These values are shared company-wide and our passion for what we do is reflected in our guests' smiles . For further information, please contact David Youngman, Director of Marketing Communications at (248) 797-6012
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Our business is focused on creating, developing, and operating best-in-class restaurants and products. For us, best-in-class means that we strive to attract and
retain the best people and offer the best food and service, at each of our restaurants.