This Saturday there’s an Oktoberfest celebration in the Dimond district from 11 am to 6 pm only about 6 blocks from our house. Obviously, we’ll be there. Local brewers Linden Street, Pacific Coast Brewing, Trumer and Triple Rock will be pouring their beer, plus there will be beer from New Belgium and traditional Bavarian brewer HB.
The Dimond district has a long history of having beer gardens, though sadly it’s been a long time since the last one closed.
There will be free valet bicycle parking (Biergarten Radlparkplatz) at Fruitvale and MacArthur provided by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. Since I plan on getting the commemorative beer stein with 4 beers (only $20!), it’s probably better that I won’t even have to bike home.
I’ll be ready to order my bier and bratwurst and toast my fellow drinkers appropriately (Prost!), since I brushed up on my German a few weeks ago for the visit to Vienna as part of our vacation. I actually managed to have a few short conversations on that trip, so those three years of night classes weren’t all for naught.