This year, we added a new component to our Oktoberfest activities! On Thursday September 16th from 5-8pm, we held a VIP Tasting Event at Brakeman's Cafe. Guests enjoyed German inspired appetizers paired with samples of beer that we were offering at this year's Oktoberfest event. Several local breweries were on hand to serve up their tasty brews. The tasting included beers from Free Will Brewery, J.J. Ratigan, Sly Fox, Stable 12 and Saucony Creek. When guests arrived they received a tasting glass and passport to check off what they had tasted.
Guests roamed around Brakeman's and listened to the musical stylings of our favorites, Justin and Glenn. Additional tables were provided by Maggpie Rentals and were decorated by flowers donated by local flower farm, Bloom and Gathered. Our Social Media Coordinator, Adriene, arranged them in Oktoberfest beer steins from previous years.
Some guests added on a traditional German Dinner to their ticket, also prepared by Brakeman's Cafe. It featured a grilled bratwurst on a toasted bun with caraway sauerkraut and a pilsner Düsseldorf mustard served with German potato salad and house made pickles.
We had a great turn out and even better time!
Thank you to Brakeman's Cafe, Justin and Glenn, Maggpie Rentals, Bloom & Gathered, all the breweries, our volunteers, everyone who attended and to everyone who supported our organization's Oktoberfest fundraising efforts. We can't wait for 2022!