October 2nd 2021, Loveland Colorado
Are you ready for a beer dinner experience unlike any other? Join us for The Barbarian Feast and we'll treat you to frosty lagers, crusty breads, and platters piled high with delectable fire-roasted meats and vegetables. Dress in your finest barbarian garb and don't forget to bring your own knife, because no other utensils will be allowed.
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse launched The Barbarian Feast into the craft beer scene back in 2017 in conjunction with Loveland Oktoberfest. Sidelined by the pandemic in 2020 and tentatively scheduled for its return on Saturday, October 2, 2021, this feast promises to be even more entertaining than in years past.
This isn't your grandmother's renaissance festival, and you won't find fairies, knights, or turkey legs here. Instead expect epic mountains of fire-roasted meats and vegetables; loads of crusty bread; delicious German beer; music, belly dancers, tall tales, and stories of old; spontaneous arm wrestling and feats of strength; jovial barbarians, axe throwing, and a whole lot of knives.
Don’t confuse your Celts with your Goths or your Huns with your Persians. Instead, learn everything you need to know about the complex relationships between these native peoples and their Roman conquerors so you can dazzle attendees at The Barbarian Feast with your historical prowess.
Check out 36 engaging lectures on the topic on audible here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Rome-and-the-Barbarians-Audiobook/B00DHKJ6V4?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp
If you prefer your history on the fictionalized side, The Oath Breaker: A Novel of Germania and Rome has you covered. Check it out on audible here: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Oath-Breaker-A-Novel-of-Germania-and-Rome-Audiobook/B01LT6VQGA?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp
Or read it on actual good, old-fashioned paper pages when you buy it here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-oath-breaker-alaric-longward/1120108795
Dressing the part is encouraged at The Barbarian Feast, and you’ll get lots of inspiration when you watch Barbarians on Netflix. We recommend turning off the dubbed English and sticking with the subtitles instead.
And don’t forget Conan the Barbarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nok-jOYn6Dg
When you’re ready to get to work on your costume, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts usually has a nice selection of faux fur and other appropriate textiles: https://www.joann.com/search?q=faux%20fur&prefn1=productGroup&prefv1=Product
If you’d prefer to have someone else craft your couture, check out Mystical Threads for custom costume creation services: http://mystical-threads.com/
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send me a message, and we will get back to you as soon as I can.