Gott segne Sie, Oktoberfest.
September 22, 2008
Happy Autumn, everyone. Today marks the beginning of that most crisp of seasons, one laden with bountiful fruit and veg and bright, jewel-toned foliage (and fashion).
Husband and I heralded the harvest season this weekend at Fremont Oktoberfest (okay, it’s still September, but beer, people), where we sampled suds from more than a dozen Northwest breweries. The fest wasn’t just Small in the locavore regard, either; upon entry to the biergarten, all drinkers were given a 5 oz. reusable mug — plastic, but not disposable — and a handful of wooden tokens good for one tipple each. Here’s us with mugs (well, one; I’d retired mine after five tokens’ worth):
Yes, it rained, and yes, it was kind of crowded, but dude — those Germans know how to party. Ach, du lieber!
Do you Oktoberfest? Are tasting mugs the norm? How do you plan to fall into autumn?