MeanRed, put their heads together to come up with a passion project for it’s owners Jen Lyon & Katie. Jen, a well known event producer loves to find empty spaces and turn them into something magical. Katie, has a love of craft beers and amazing food.
Out of their love, came “The 2009 Greenpoint Oktoberfest – Built By MeanRed” and it brought over 3,000 people to the Greenpoint waterfront (Transmitter Park) for an evening of crisp beers, warm food, music, families and good times.
The event was so well received that MeanRed has expanded the concept, with more beer, more food and a new venue, Governor’s Island!
Oktoberfest – Built By MeanRed 2010, on October 9th – brings an afternoon of New York State and Germany’s finest beers. A specially curated beer list that is right for every palate.
Here’s a sneak peak of some of what we have on our beer menu…. download our MeanRed Oktoberfest Beer Bible with the complete list and descriptions HERE
From New York
Blue Point: Oktoberfest, Toasted Lager & Hoptical Illusion
Brooklyn Brewery: Oktoberfest, Lager & Pale Ale
Ithaca: Flower Power & Apricot Wheat
Saranac: Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, Pale Ale
Ommegang: Three Philosphers, Witte Ale
Six Points: Pumpkin Ale
Schneider Wies’n Edelweiss (German Oktoberfest Beer)
Paulaner Original Wies’n Bier (German Oktoberfest Beer)
An all ages event, MeanRed has created a Root Beer Garden for kids with face painting, coloring, circus acts and mini chairs and tables!
There will be from some of New York’s best known food vendors including:
Hallo Berlin serving traditional German fare
Red Hook Lobster Pound serving their infamous Lobster Rolls
Five Spice serving Crispy chicken bites inspired by Taiwan’s open air markets
Robecelli’s Cupcakes selling their award winning chicken and waffle cupcakes
The Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck
Coffee from The Mud Truck
And the best pretzels in NY from Sigmund Pretzel Shop
Chico Mann (Live!) http://chicomann.com/
DJ Rok One http://www.myspace.com/thebangers
DJ Fine Wine (spinning all 45s) http://finewine-spins.blogspot.com/
And more To Be Announced!
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Very important note:
** there is limited capacity for this event to ensure everyone has enough food, beer and room to party! Attendance will be first come, first serve. Wristbands will be given at the entrance to Colonel’s Row and once we run out, that’s it! We highly recommend getting there early to ensure you can attend!! It will fill up!! **
Oktoberfest last year….
WHEN : Saturday, October 9th
WHERE : Governors Island // Colonol’s Row
DOORS : Noon – 5pm
(RAIN DATE 10/10)
Free Ferry Service to and from the Island
From Manhattan: The ferry departs from The Battery maritime building located at 10 south st adjacent to the staten island ferry in lower manhattan.
From Brooklyn: The ferry departs from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Battery Park.