BockFest is to me. Not only is it financially needed over the cold winter months for all the bars/restaurant from Arnold's to Main Street to BockFest Hall but it is also good for our city and OTR. We have many events (such as the pretzelfest) before BockFest that leads up to the event. The reason we do this is because it takes a great deal of money to pull this awesome festival off! I do a fundraiser every year where all the proceeds go to help pay for BockFest. This is the 3rd year for Arnold's to do this. The past 2 years have been done at Arnold's. This year we have decided to move it to BockFest Hall for something different. Please read below the press release we have sent out for this event. The price of the tickets are $80.00 per person. So, if you have always wanted to drive the bathtub this night will be your chance. The bathtub will be at BockFest Hall and a course will be set up to drive it around.
For immediate release...
In the Spring of 1896, the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery hosted some of the most prominent Cincinnatians. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal with beer pairings in the unlikely ambiance of the brewery. Cincinnati's political and social elite enjoyed the experience so much that it became a regular occurrence, and the standard guest list called themselves members of the Beefsteak Club.
Bockfest and Arnold's are proud to announce the resurrection of this tradition. Instead of steak and Windisch-Muhlhauser, we will be serving slow roasted pig and goat (with apologies to Schnitzel), southern sides of sauces, greens, red beans and rice, yams, potatoes, all paired with Moerlein lagers and ales. Of course, there will be pie, bread pudding, and coffee to end the dinner off. You do not need to hold elected office, wear a bowler hat, or own a monocle to attend, but we do consider the people who join us to help make Bockfest possible to be the finest and most important members of Cincinnati society.
The historic malt room in the new Christian Moerlein Brewery will be transformed into a private dinner club decorated with many of the original works of art associated with Bockfest. Artist Jim Effler will unveil the 20th Bockfest Celebration original oil painting; and Effler and other hosts will discuss the storied, inside history of twenty years of Bockfest. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the nineteenth century lagering cellars under the brewery and free rides in the famous Arnold's bathtub. In addition to great food and drink and a signed copy of this year's Bockfest print, one guest will win free accommodations in a penthouse suite at Garfield Suites for Bockfest 2012, a chance to drive the Arnold's bathtub in the Bockfest Parade, and a dinner for two at Arnold's. Come join the people behind Arnold's, Christian Moerlein and Bockfest and become part of our version of the Beefsteak Club. All proceeds of the event go toward making Bockfest happen. Your support is needed and doing the right thing is almost never this much fun.