Yet another Oktoberfest reminder
We're now less than two weeks away from the HOPS! Oktoberfest party. If you're in the Chicagoland area, I strongly urge you to attend. We've got tons of beer, ranging from our F5 Altbier to Flossmoor Station's Dunkel to Metropolitan's Krankshaft Kölsch. We've got tons of food--everything from traditional German brats to authentic homemade Lithuanian kugelis. And we've got the Polkaholics. If you've ever wondered what happens when you cross polka with punk, well, you gotta hear the Polkaholics to witness it firsthand. So if you're not doing anything on Saturday, October 3 from 2-7pm, buy your ticket here. And if you are doing something on Saturday, October 3 from 2-7pm, cancel your plans and buy your ticket here. You shan't regret it.
In the meantime, if you're craving some Oktoberfest action, feel free to stop by my church's Oktoberfest party this Sunday. Yes, being the good German Lutherans that we are, we members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church (31st Pl. and Racine in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood) throw an Oktoberfest party in the church basement every year. For $20 you get a traditional German meal with Bratwurst and Schnitzel, a variety of beer (including our Hoar Frost Oktoberfest) and the more traditional polka sounds of the Ron Smolen Trio. The festivities start at noon.
'Tis the season for Gemütlichkeit, so hope to see you at one if not both Oktoberfest celebrations!