OktoBeerMeatFeast Celebrates Bratwurst, BBQ and a Boot of German Beer
Nothing says October celebration like bratwurst, barbecue and a boot of German beer. In Golden Valley, there’s an opportunity to enjoy all that and more.
The popular event includes a meterwurst-eating competition on Saturday. This year, 22 people will compete to see who can eat a full meter of brat the fastest.
It’s one of the highlights from the festive atmosphere.
“It’s just a really fun event,” said Lori Ertl, co-owner of Under Pressure Brewing. “Some come dressed up. Some — their kids, the whole family comes dressed up.”
The two-day event also includes spaetzle noodle racing, a stein holding contest and beer poking, an ancient tradition where a metal poker is heated then placed in a glass of beer.
“We have about six different ones we do- all of our German ones, plus the black IPA is wonderful. When you poke it the head almost turns into a marshmallow flavor. So come on in and try that, it’s a hoot,” said Ertl.
Live music featuring Hula Creek is planned for both days.
That’s not to mention an extensive list of fall beers, including a kettle corn ale, a rhubarb porter, a smoked cherry rauchbier ale and Under Pressure’s popular pumpkin ale.
“We go crazy with our fall lists because it’s kind of a short time period,” said Ertl.
That’s in addition to 27 beers already on tap and the brewery’s extensive list of blends.
Under Pressure Brewing is also selling T-shirts to support cancer research during the event.