Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Weekend Filled with Beer

The coming weekend offers a sweet trio of events for beer freaks in Oshkosh. But before we get into that, let’s have a beer...

This year’s Foxtoberfest pouring now at Fox River Brewing Company is fantastic. If you’re into malt, you’ll go for this one. It’s rich in toasted and caramel malt flavors, medium bodied, and has the clean finish you expect from a good Oktoberfest-style beer. They’ve been whistling through the beer at a rapid clip over at Fox River, so if this is your meat you might want to get over there sooner than later.

OK, let’s get into the weekend.

Friday: Bare Bones Grand Opening
Since opening in May, Bare Bones Brewery has developed nicely. Most importantly, the Bare Bones taproom now features the brewery’s own beer on draft (they have an altbier in works that I’m especially looking forward to trying). Friday they’ll celebrate with a grand opening party. Beginning at 3 p.m., the taproom will offer $2 pints of Bare Bones beer and $3 pints of guest taps. They’ll also have live music from Pat Pedersen, a pig roast and yard games. I guess this makes it official: we have a new brewery in Oshkosh.

Saturday: O’Marro’s 11th Anniversary party & Fall in The Blues Festival
At 2 p.m. O’Marro’s Public House will open its doors to celebrate 11 years of bringing good beer to Oshkosh. They’ll have food and drink specials throughout the day with four bands taking the stage over the course of the day and evening. The complete rundown is all right HERE. And here’s a look at how it all began back in 2004. Man, how time flies.

Saturday: Dublin’s 4th Annual Craft Beer Fest
This one goes from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and it's a great deal. If you buy your ticket in advance it's just $20. It's a mere $25 if you purchase it at the door. They’ll have over 100 beers to sample from more than 30 Wisconsin breweries. It all takes place under the big top in the parking lot in front of the pub with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. For tickets, stop in at the pub.

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