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Barks and Brews

Barks and Brews


Dust off your lederhosen and beer steins and head to the Brandywine for an outdoor Oktoberfest celebration in the Museum’s courtyard. Family, friends and canine companions are all welcome. Enjoy craft beer from local brewery 2SP Brewing Company; dine on a delectable menu of German-inspired fare by Chef Mike Kline, Executive Chef of the Brandywine’s Millstone Café; and tap your feet to a rich mix of acoustic folk-rock blues by local band Moondawgs. And speaking of dogs, be sure to bring your favorite pooch along for the fun—bonus barking points for Oktoberfest dog costumes! Brandywine volunteers will be on-hand to dog sit well-behaved pets for owners who wish to visit the Museum’s galleries.

No reservations required. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Additional cost for Museum admission. 


Food is available for purchase by the plate or a la carte.

  • Beer Cheese Soup
  • Soft Pretzels w/ Root Beer Mustard, Yellow Mustard, Spicy Kraut Mustard
  • Grilled Bratwurst & Frankfurters w/ Apple Sauerkraut, Fried Onions, Assorted Mustards, Currywurst Sauce
  • Chicken Schnitzel
  • Knockwurst baked w/ Kohlrabi, Kale & Rutabaga
  • Kaesespaetzle
  • Fried Apples & Potatoes w/ Horseradish-Mustard Dressing
  • Braised Red Cabbage
  • Chocolate Stout Brownies
  • German Plum Cake

Please note: Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Dogs are welcome in the Museum’s courtyard, campus grounds and trails. Only service animals are permitted inside the Museum and its galleries.