The 14th Annual Oktoberfest celebration at Blue & Gray Brewing was held this past Friday and Saturday. After I got home from the IDPA match Saturday morning, Colleen and I headed over to the event to enjoy some good beer and German food.
The Baron von Steuben Oktoberfest is a beer I look forward to each year. It's one of my favorites from Blue & Gray. The Märzen-style beer has a bready malt aroma. Bready and caramel malt notes continue in the flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. There's a bit of hop bitterness in the finish to round out the flavor profile.
After we finished our beers, we realized that neither of us had eaten lunch and we were quite hungry. I didn't feel like hitting the food truck, but since the email promotion for the event stated "German Specials inside the brewpub too" we opted to endure the short wait for a table inside, where I had another pint of the Oktoberfest. Alas, it turned out there were no "German Specials" served inside, so we opted to go multi-cultural; Colleen ordered Shepherd's Pie, while I opted for Fish Tacos.
Despite the lack of Schnitzel we had a pleasant afternoon. We hadn't been to Blue & Gray for quite a while, and I was glad to have enjoyed a couple of pints of a seasonal favorite.