Oktoberfest clinks glasses in Minneapolis

September 23, 2013 by  

Oktoberfest began last Friday, September 20, in the Minneapolis area and continues for 16 days, marking a German tradition that has been celebrated for many centuries. No doubt poster printing is being used across the many locations in which these festivities are being held so participants can plan their enjoyment of the annual event.

The ‘Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit’ features tented polka parties and provides a souvenir mug for a nominal price, but guests can also bring their own mugs to delight in the various brews. The featured one here is the Paulner original lager.

At the New Bohemia Minneapolis Munich Beer Festival, which is known for its beverages and sausages, the parking lot will be open during the festivities with a fest of keg bowling, 11 breweries, and live music.

At the Black Forest Inn, the celebration will feature 10 days of German food and beer, music, and a variety of special events. The SurlyFest will hold its sixth annual party with food trucks and music from local bands that include DJ Shannon Blowtorch, the Dillinger Four, the Gear Dadies, and Crankshaft. SurlyFest will also introduce three types of rye that have a remarkable toasty taste.

This Saturday, September 28, Belgian-themed Harriet Brewing will host its third annual Oktoberfest party to release its own Rauchfest, a smoked lager made for only one batch. There will be performers including Useful Jenkins, the Boys ‘n the Barre,l and Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers, as well as food trucks with an array of German delights.