Beer Meister’s October Thoughts – Tommy Brennan
Hey beer fans! Another installment from yours truly; last year around this time we were talking about Oktoberfest beers and the celebration itself. If you don’t believe me you can keep scrolling down until you find it. While our 27th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration is on its way along with a bevy of delicious beers we also have our NJ Tap Takeover this month. That’s a lot of awesome beer to run through in thirty one days.
Let’s talk about what we do here for Oktoberfest. This year on Sunday October 9th, we open the doors at 1pm and let all that delicious beer free! The staff, including myself, will probably look a little ridiculous in our traditional German outfits (mine’s actually a tuxedo t-shirt). We’ll also have giveaways from Hoffbrau, who will have a classic line up of beer brewed in Munich. We’ll have live German Oompah Music from our go to guys, Alpine Express. Food? You know it! No one goes hungry on Oktoberfest. We’ll have brats and sausages being grilled in the beer garden, and our amazing German style buffet. Pretzel fried chicken anyone? Yeah, it’s kind of our thing. Then, when your bellies get full, and the Oompah band shoves off, we’ve got Jam Lab rocking us deep into the late hours of the party. If you’ve never been here for Oktoberfest, I’m honestly surprised. So don’t miss out on that one.
As far as the Jersey Tap Takeover goes, we’re looking at Wednesday, October 26th. All of the beers will be ready to go at 4pm, and will include some of our favorite and newer breweries popping up in the Garden State. So far, we’re looking at Carton, Bolero Snort, Forgotten Boardwalk, Departed Soles, Magnify and new comer Czig Meister from Hackettstown. So stay tuned to our Facebook page and Instagram for all the incoming beer that I’ll be loading up on for the event.
As far as what I’m craving lately in beer. As a hop head I love a nice hoppy rye this time of the year. RYEPA’s are a little more earthy and malty, but that hop freshness plays very well. Carton has a good one: Red Rye Returning. So I’ll actually have to call my guy about that. Hmmmmm…maybe for the Jersey Takeover…or my fridge at home.
I hope to see all of you at our upcoming events, and until then…
Cheers to great beer!