We went to Oktoberfest this weekend at a local brewery. I like their beer but I’ve never been to their brewery, so this was a perfect opportunity to see this charming, historic Swiss town.

Oktoberfest in New Glarus

Their Staghorn beer, the name for their October variety, was quite tasty, especially in the commemorative mugs. Amber beers are my favorites, so I will definitely have to buy some of this to have at home. It was extra fun hanging out with one of my longest-lasting friends, Nancy and her hubby and more friends.

Nancy and I at Oktoberfest

After a couple alpenhorns sounded to kick off the festival, we enjoyed huge pretzels, brats, people-watching, seeing traditional German and Bavarian lederhosen and dirndl costumes, and live music until the wee hours. We even participated in the tapping of the keg, where you hold up your glass to get some fresh beer poured straight from a wooden keg. Mmm.

beer and pretzel

The last time I went to an Oktoberfest festival was a few years ago in Vail when we lived in Colorado, so I’ve been wanting to try a festival around here.  Definitely a blast.

Thanks for stopping by!


14 thoughts on “Oktoberfest

    1. Thanks Shell! We haven’t had our picture taken in many years, so we were happy with how that one turned out, especially for a cell phone shot. It was a good time, long overdue.

  1. This looks like so much fun. I have never been to an Oktoberfest. Fun to see your smiling face with your friend. So tonight I was at the bookstore reading a Sunset magazine, and they had an article on breweries that are making dark beers with hints of coffee. I’m just wondering about that combination. What do you think?

    1. I love going to Oktoberfest festivals! Hope you get to try it someday. I love coffee and I love beer, so I would try the combination. But I don’t normally like flavored coffee or flavored beers, so I’m skeptical. Still, willing to try it.

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