John RyanBy: John Ryan Fry


OktoberfestWell folks I will be the first to come out of denial that summer is wrapping up.  Goodbye shorts, beach days and bikinis.  However, there are some great distractions to keep us warm during the unforgiving winter.  Things like the great American game of football, the warm fireplace at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room, and of course (to go with the fire) Oktoberfest!  Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer; held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  Running from late September to the first weekend in October, it is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world’s largest fair with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.  To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but “die Wiesn”, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves.  The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.  Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.  Traditional recipes for the Oktoberfest beer is a Märze. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, and typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.


Be sure to hurry and buy a pack before they are cleaned from the shelves.  The Yankee Doodle Tap Room will have it while supplies last. So hurry on down and tell your friends.  We will also be holding on tap their traditional Boston Lager and their Angry Orchard Cider, among 20 other beers on tap.

sam-adams-oktoberfest-national-stein-hoisting-competition-22fe289c6b082a89In addition, Yankee Doodle Tap Room will be hosting a Sam Adams stein holding contest on Thursday, September 26th.  This is a competition of endurance.  Each participant will receive a stein filled with beer.  When the clock starts, each person will hold the stein out in front of them at 90 degrees for as long as possible.  There are both Men’s and Women’s Divisions, and the winner of both will receive a $50 Visa gift card and Sam Adams apparel.  The winners also have the chance to win the best time (previous best time is 5 minutes 33 seconds) in the country for a chance to win a trip to the 2014 Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.  If you think you have what it takes, join us on September 26th for the Sam Adams stein holding contest!

I hope see all of you soon until next time folks.


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