Plattduetsche Park Beer Club/Biergarten Grand Opening

Plattduetsche Park (Franklin Square) has started a beer club, where one can earn points (to be redeemed for special rewards and discounts) through drinking brew at the German-American restaurant’s main bar.

The annual membership fee is $45.00, and includes your own t-shirt, stein, personalized photograph (to be kept in your beer club locker), and a free 1/2 liter fill-up. You’ll also have access to members-only tastings, trips, and other super-top-secret events throughout the year.

Can’t beat that.

As mentioned above, points can be earned at the main bar, where one can work their way up from a lowly Apprentice (0 points), to an official Brew Master (275 points).

Conversion chart: 1 liter = 1 point.

If you happen to reach Brew Master status, your chuggin’ legacy will be honored with a plaque on the bar wall (if that’s not motivation to drink a lot of beer, then I don’t know what is).

To become an official beer club member, print an application (located at the link below), fill out the required fields, and bring it to the restaurant.

It’s that simple.

FYI, opening night for Plattduetsche’s 2010 Biergarten season will be this Friday night, 6/4, which means that Oktoberfest is just right around the corner!

Um. Maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself here.

But seriously, there’s nothing quite like summer weather and German beer. Brings me back to about three summers ago, when I bicycled through Munich’s Englischer Garten after gulping down a Hofbrau or three.

Memories.

PP’s Biergarten festivities start at 6:00PM, and run until about 10:30PM. Live entertainment will be provided by Die Schlauberger (http://www.schlauberger.com).

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant: 516-354-3131; http://www.parkrestaurant.com.