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Hofbrauhaus has popped up on Mt Hotham
Written by
Cassidy Knowlton

Hitting the slopes this winter and want something a bit different for après-ski? Melbourne beer hall Hofbrauhaus has a sister restaurant popping up on the slopes of Mt Hotham so you can get your schnitzel, stein and social good times after a hard day's skiing. 

It's called Arco Ski Lodge, and it's serving up the Bavarian favourites you've come to expect from the CBD venue. There's plenty of pig – think bratwurst, a meat platter or a large pork knuckle, complete with crackling – but there are also vegetarian and vegan options available. For drinks, of course, think beer – specifically Arcobräu, which won five gold medals at the 2013 European Beer awards. You can get your beer in one-litre steins as well as more human-sized 300ml and 500ml glasses. 

On Sundays Acro Ski Lodge has Mario Kart on giant screens, so you can relive your childhood (or show the kids you've still got it) while enjoying the good life.

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