Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 Church Directory
THE weather was ideal last Saturday and the beer was flowing during Lupulin Brewery’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).
SOME GUESTS WENT ALL OUT for the Oktoberfest event, wearing authentic German attire such as these three gentlemen and their Lederhosen. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).

Lupulin’s Oktoberfest draws great crowd

Lupulin Brewery in Big Lake held their annual Oktoberfest this past Saturday to a crowd enjoying games, music and the warm sun (and craft beer!)

Long tables were set up along the side of the building along with a sound stage for music. The Elk River German Band played from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Menace played from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Several food trucks lined the perimeter and wooden spool tables were set up on the grassy areas for people interested in playing bean bag toss, jumping in the bouncy house or just chilling out.

Nearby was a popular axe throwing booth that allowed guests to take aim at targets several feet away with sharp, heavy axes.

Many people donned authentic German attire (Dirndls and Lederhosen) while some just chose to wear the Bavarian fedoras. A table was set up for customers to lace their own necklaces with pretzel twists and — of course — guests had the choice of buying their favorite brewed beverage in plastic cups or one could buy a one-liter glass stein for $20-$30 as a keepsake.

Cheers to another great event. Prost!

Quote by Martin Luther: “Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!”