Did you know Michigan is the sixth-largest microbrewery state in the country?
Yessir, which means us metro Detroiters know how to drink some bier! Oktoberfest is officially underway this weekend, and with more than 25 breweries in the immediate metro area (more than 70 in the state altogether), there is no shortage of places to raise a stein and cheer “Prost!” (And remember: for das boot (http://beerfestmovie.warnerbros.com/) you must turn the glass and chug, gently turn the glass and chug.) Fraus in traditional Bavarian costumes (and the short-skirted Halloween costumes they have inspired), men in lederhosen, bratwurst and beer…what’s not to like?
This month most of the breweries are unveiling their seasonal Oktoberfest brews, and they’re doing it with street parties and table-pounding sing-a-longs. The parties will continue through October, and the beer is typically available through November.