Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hurra! Santa Monica Celebrates the World's First Vegan Oktoberfest!

There are certain places that you avoid as a Vegan… places that focus on faces.  For that reason I’ve never been to Animal, my friend Adam’s place Dog Haus, and can never be a fan of southern cooking (bacon, bacon, and more bacon).  But things are about to change for one upcoming German Holiday…  Edible Skinny is excited to announce the World’s First Vegan Oktoberfest in Santa Monica on October 4 from 12pm-6pm.

Nestled next the beaches of SoCal, Vegan Oktoberfest will recreate the feel of a genuine German beer hall featuring live Oompah bands, Bavarian maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious vegan craft beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries.  Vegan Oktoberfest, which can accommodate 3,200 guests, will provide attendees a traditional taste of Germany with a vegan twist; for an authentic Oktoberfest experience with a clear conscience.

Guests will be provided a beer stein with admission to be used for their beer(s) of choice all day with unlimited refills.  Participating breweries include: Sierra Nevada, Venice Duck Brewery, Four Sons Brewery, Karl Strauss, Eel River, Ace Ciders, Epic Brewing, Modern Times, Bison Organic Beer, Oskar Blues, Drake’s, Coronado Brewing, Angel City, Golden Road, Anderson Valley, Saint Archer, Bravery, Lagunitas, Hangar 24, and more to come!  And rest assured, there will be gluten free beer and cider available for the Celiacs.

Participating food vendors include many of LA’s most acclaimed vegan restaurants such as Sage Organic Bistro who will prepare potato pancakes, cauliflower hot wings, and German style soft pretzels, Southern Fried Vegan will offer Fried Chickun and Mac N’ Cheeze, while Urban Pie will delight with sausage and potato pizzas.  Other food offerings include: Rabbit Hole Cafe, Babycakes, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Tofurky, The Ridiculous Baker, Beyond Meat, Dogtown Dogs, Kind Kreme, The Green Truck, Broke Hungry Vegan, Pop ‘n Mamas Kettle Corn and Funnel Cake, and Life Is Sweet Bake Shop.

Red Pill Productions LLC, a company founded by Los Angeles animal rights attorneys David Edward Burke and Jill Ryther will be producing the ‘cruelty-free’ event.  Vegan Oktoberfest will also benefit a good cause, with a portion of the proceeds going to Expand Animal Rights Now, an organization dedicated to using the legal system to help animals.

“Vegan Oktoberfest will be a festive, authentic, and social atmosphere that makes the bar scene seem dull by comparison,” says Burke.  “There’s no reason an event can’t be both outrageously fun and animal friendly.”

Tickets are currently for sale and are $40 for General Admission, $55 for VIP admission, which grants entrance an hour early and access to a designated VIP seating area, and $15 admission for non-drinkers.  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.veganoktoberfest.com.

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