Oktoberfest activities abound.
First, did you know it’s National Literacy Month? It is. And thus we have Booktoberfest, a nice opportunity to drink some beers and do some good. It’s a fundraiser for the Dallas chapter of Room To Read, a nonprofit that implements literacy, library, and gender-equal educational programs in developing countries. Proceeds benefit kids in our own community as well as help provide books for children in Asia and Africa. In return for your $25 donation, Lakewood Brewing Company offers up special beers for tasting, a tour of the brewery, live music, and German-inspired eats.
Not to be outdone by those stuffed lederhosens in Addison, Franconia Brewing imported a 200-year-old keg from Germany and filled with their Oktoberfest beer. Blackfriar will tap that on the patio at 8:30 p.m. Partake, and keep the commemorative ceramic stein while supplies last. Blackfriar will also be serving bratwurst and knackwurst.
Finally, the Gin Mill on Henderson celebrates two years of success with a “Bootlegger’s Ball,” where you are invited to trade your wooden clogs for something more dandy. They’ll have complimentary appetizers,$5 cocktails, and live music from western swing band Shoot Low Sheriff until DJ Adam Pickrell takes over.
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