1487 Brewing celebrating grand opening, Oktoberfest

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1487, the German-style brewer in Plain City, will celebrate their Grand Opening this coming weekend in conjunction with an Oktoberfest celebration.

While the brewery opened to the public late last year, owner Ben King feels everything is now in place to make it ‘official,’ including the opening of their 200 seat biergarten with a serving window added to provide biergarten patrons easier access.

The ribbon cutting will kick off the festivities on Saturday, September 18 at 10:30am. Masskrugastemmen, which is a contest to see who can hold a one-liter stein full of beer at arm’s length for the longest, begins at 11am, followed by a Pretzel Eating Contest, a Sausage Toss, a German Spelling Bee, and an Authentic Dress Contest. Live music is on tap Saturday from 11am-9pm again on Sunday from 12-3pm. Oktoberfest festivities will continue the following weekend with more live music both Saturday and Sunday.

Of course, 1487’s fine German beers will be on tap, including a Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, Alt-Bier, and Helles, with an Oktoberfest slated to be tapped on Saturday morning. If you’re hungry, expect to find lots of standard pub fare, but also good German dishes such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel, German Potato Salad, and how about The Gadd, a 2” slab of German Bologna with Swiss cheese, arugula, garlic mayo, and a red pepper jam on sourdough. Ask about the Oktoberfest special, King’s Platter. For a fun deal on beer, try the glass boot filled with Helles or Oktoberfest beer for $14.87. Keep the glass and get $5 refills.

1487 is located at 7620 Industrial Parkway in Plain City.

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Bill Babbitt is a retired engineer, beer lover, and freelance writer for Beer Advocate Magazine.

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