Sunday, October 05, 2008

Jene verrückte Deutsch!

The world may be crumbling all around us, but by God, never let it be said that we won't go down without a laugh!

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jon Haase, (Angry) Dave Thompson, and Lori performing Jon's tune "Sunburn"
Last night, my friends, Patrick and (former band-mate) Lori Edenfield held their annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring Patrick's home-brewed beer and tons of good German noshes.

Ally Edenfield leads an ensemble of musicians in a rotation of traditional Irish songs
Patrick's creations this year included an amber, a stout, and a concoction he named simply "Oktoberfest." Being something of a teetotaler these days, I limited myself to one beer for the evening. I chose the Oktoberfest and was completely enamored of its boldness and strength of flavor. It was a beautiful beer, almost pumpkin orange in color. Patrick has refined his brewing skills over the years; he can hold his own with anybody, I venture.

Dan Binmore and your humble author working over some of the old Mahatma Candy repetoire
As is always the case at an Edenfield event there was a lot of laughter and music and a good time was had by all. Lots of good conversation, lots of food, lots of beer, and lots of music. Can't beat that.


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