While people drink beer year-round, if there's ever a time to truly appreciate and indulge in brews, it's October. As of the mid-90s, Oktoberfest is held annually in Munich on the first Sunday in October, which happens to fall on October 5th this year.
In the U.S.,Oktoberfest is celebrated throughout the month at festivals and brewpubs across the nation. One of the biggest beer celebration in the U.S. is the Great American Beer Festival, which is held annually in October in Denver. At this festival, judges bestow awards upon our country’s great microbreweries.
While October is a terrific time for beer-drinking, it's also a time to celebrate all things German in the U.S.—especially since German-American Day is coming up this month too! It doesn't hurt that fall weather goes most excellently with warm sausages and German soft pretzels.
So this October, bust out your lederhosen and your beer steins (that’s German for “glasses”), and work up a thirst that can be quenched only by high-quality brews.
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- New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, MI won a Silver award in the Experimental Beer category for their Dragon's Mild Reserve – Smaug's Breath. New Holland's Pilgrim's Dole came in numero uno for the gold in the Old Ale or Strong Ale category.
- Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo snagged a bronze award for fruit beer for their Sparkleberry Ale.
- The XX Dwarf from Detroit Beer Co. took bronze in the Strong Beer category.
Not too shabby, Michigan! Along with Oregon, Colorado, and California, it's definitely up their with beer tourism destinations.
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