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Octoberfest in Berlin Saturday

BERLIN—for the second year, the Berlin Octoberfest will feature
its own locally brewed craft beer during the annual event scheduled this year
for Saturday,
Oct. 19, from noon to 7 p.m.

The
Berlin Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a beer garden with Burley Oak Brewery,
which will draft a special “Octoberfest” craft beer for the occasion, according
to owner Bryan Brushmiller. He described the brew as similar to a traditional
German Marzen that was fermented at lower temperatures, a technique known as “lagering.”
The alcohol is 4.7 percent, he said.

Burley
Oak will also five other beers on tap for revelers. Brushmiller said he
anticipated that the event was, “Really going to be a great beer festival.” He
said the town had a really good turn out last year and he was excited to do it
again. “I’m excited to be a part of the

Octoberfest,”
and the community, he said.

Sales
from the special “Octoberfest” craft beer will be a fundraiser for the chamber,
according to Brushmiller. Of course, pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, strudel and
other ethnic German foods will be a delicious feature of the festivities.

The
event will be emceed by Ocean 98.1 FM’s BK & Big Al Reno.

Live music will be performed
by the Continentals
from noon to 2 p.m., by Frank Nanna and his band, the Cow Polkas from 2-4
p.m., and again by the Continentals from 4-6 p.m.

Admission is free.