Within Neal’s first 24 hours of this trip, we decided to join in for the 2011 Spokane Oktoberfest, sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission on Friday evening. You might be thinking, “But it’s only September. Oktoberfest already?” Yes, that’s how Spokane rocks it.
Our friend Russell joined in for the barley and hops drinking fun…and boy oh boy was there alot of it. We really had no idea what to expect…but let me paint you a picture:
- Over twenty Washington State breweries serving a total of more than 50 beers.
- 9 very generous pours
- A polka band that knew such as the YMCA.
- Warm weather, screaming for drinking some mighty fine beer.
For $15 (pre-sale ticket price) we each received five drink tokens. Once inside they were selling stein glasses at $10 each with four more drink tokens. Souvenir glass plus more tastings? Sign us up!
We had a great time sampling new beers, people watching, and enjoying polka (yeah you read that right). All in all a great start to Neal’s trip here in the fall. Tomorrow we are planning on making it our to Greenbluff. (As long as the weather cooperates.)