Beer connoisseurs gathered in Temple this past Saturday to celebrate the first West Temple Oktoberfest sponsored by 3West Alehouse & Grill of Temple.

Photo by Elizabeth Varville

The event included many beers to help quench the afternoon Texas thirst to include Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen, Sierra Nevada, Legal Draft Beer, and Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Local vendors offered participants many choices to help wash the beer down with funnel cakes, gourmet cupcakes, Bratwurst, and for the little ones, Icee Cones.


Owner of the establishment, Vira Chudasma told us:


We have done some wine festivals in downtown Belton and since we have an Alehouse, I thought this would be a great way to showcase the restaurant and our beers and to just bring people out to West Temple. We have received wonderful support from the community and without that support this could not have happened.

Photo by Elizabeth Varville

The sounds of College Station’s Chris Martinez and Temple’s polka band Mike and the Middletones could be heard echoing throughout the event.

Photo by Elizabeth Varville

Oktoberfest is a great tradition held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The 16-day folk festival begins mid-to-late September and ends the first weekend of October with over 6 million visitors every year. Since 1810, other cities across the world have modeled the event after the original Munich festival.

3West Alehouse & Grill located at 7373 Honeysuckle is opened Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their weekly specials include fifty cents wings on Tuesdays and half-price wines by the bottle and glass on Wednesdays.