First look: Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House opening during Nashville Oktoberfest

Talk about timing and location.

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House will make its debut during the Nashville Oktoberfest festival Thursday through Sunday on the edge of historic Germantown.

The bar, restaurant and beer garden billed as offering “all the ingredients of a German beer hall, but a Nashville place” is the latest venture from Nashville restaurateur Austin Ray. His partners include Chef Jason Brumm, who carries the title chief sausage officer and is co-developer of the Von Elrod’s brand.

“There’s lot of people who kind of toss around the beer garden word, but this is what full commitment to the beer garden concept looks like,” said Ray, who also owns M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers and other restaurants.

Von Elrod’s will offer 36 beers on tap, including American craft, German and Belgian brands, plus iced coffee and wines. The menu will include 15 hand-cranked sausages all made in-house and cooked over a hardwood charcoal fire, along with house-baked pretzels and rotisserie chicken.

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