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.

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