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By Jasper Chang

Oktoberfest… the most wundebar time of the year. Why? Because you celebrate by drinking liters and liters of German brewskis. Did you know that a beer must be brewed within the city limits of Munich in order to be considered an authentic Oktoberfest beer?

No worry if you can’t hop a plane to Germany because this beer-centric festival is celebrated by millions of people around the world. Of course, this includes all five boroughs of New York City.

So, I decided to hop on a train to Brooklyn in search of a place where I could celebrate Oktoberfest, New York-style. And I found it: East Williamsburg’s One Stop Beer Shop.

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The German brews on tap are Hofbräuhaus ($6 pints and $12 liter steins) and Würzburger Hofbräu ($6 pints). By bottle (as shown above), One Stop Beer Shop serves Pinkus, Augustiner-Brau Edelstoff, and Celebrator.
The Edelstoff is produced by Augustiner-Brau, a Munich brewery that is able to certify their beer as authentic Oktoberfest. A bottle of Edelstoff is $7.

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One Stop’s chef is Daniel Chevere, a born and raised native New Yorker from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He makes, what I believe to be, the best BBQ pulled pork sandwich (above and left) in New York City. But let your taste buds decide and let me know what you think. The entree to the right is the One-Stop Burger.

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To the left is your typical pint served on a normal day. To the right is the actual size of an Oktoberfest mug served in Munich. If you order this stein, make sure you don’t have work the next day because after you down thirty-four ounces of beer….

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Your vision may end up like this.

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That didn’t stop bar owner Stas from having an Oktoberfest beer with me!

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However, I opted for the pint because I had work the next day. Down the hatch went a Hofbräuhaus. Then, I knocked back a Würzburger Hofbräu and then a bottle of Edelstoff to end the night. Of course, it’s always fun to drink with a good friend.

It may be One Stop, but it’s impossible to have just one beer. One Stop Beer Stop is Native Approved. Prost!

Images courtesy of New York Natives Photographer: Jasper Chang

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