On a sunny September day, we celebrated Oktoberfest, our version of the Bavarian beer festival, with 300 of our lager-loving friends.
Tricky Britches and Hello Newman kept it lively as we partied, polka’d, and stuffed our faces with bratwurst and pretzels. On tap were this year’s batch of the Marzen-style Oktoberfest lager, Bog So Hard, Bonfire and Simmer Down (now available year round).
As always, the main event was the Stein-Holding Contest — aka Masskrugstemmen in Germany — where contestants held a stein full of beer in front of them at shoulder level for as long as they could. This year, Tom Roth (also the Best Dressed winer) won the best time for men at 10:58 — more than TWICE as long as last year’s time. Ivory McDonough won for the women’s category, clocking in at 4:32.