Des Moines has started its ninth annual Oktoberfest and there is one more evening left, Saturday, the 29th in the Court Avenue district. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit www.oktoberfestdsm.com for a schedule of events, updates and other details.
Beers include Hofbrau Oktoberfest and Lager, Leinenkuegel Oktoberfest (my favorite), New Belgium Red Hoptober (for the hops fans), Shiner Oktoberfest, Boulevard Bob 47 Seasonal, Blue Moon Pumpkin and some other drinks.
Here is some video from last night’s Bier Maiden contest. The contest got ugly!