Talk about a BLAST of a day!
Brian, Mal, Jeff, Sarah, Me, and Jay spent our entire afternoon boozin’ it up at Oktobeerfest. The event was really nicely organized, it was a perfect day for it, the crowd was hopin’, and there was plenty of beer to go around.
One of the coolest aspects, right from the get-go, was that we got these awesome mugs to be able to cart around with us all day long, rather than continually using plastic cups. It was great then, and will be great many times down the road, I’m sure.
Once we got ourselves checked in and had mugs in hand, it was time to scope out the scene.
The event was held at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa, which none of us had ever been to. It’s definitely a nice spot, and I made a few mental notes to try to make it back for Halloween Hayrides and the Corn Maze.
There were five different beer stations set up throughout the farm, so our crew started off by heading to the closest one.
As soon as I saw pumpkin beer on tap, I went for it. I wish I knew what the names of the beers were that I tried today, but unfortunately, it was hard to tell since they weren’t labeled very well. It may have been called Pumking??
All I know is that it was good.
One of the other things that we liked was how you could use the drink tickets you buy for either a full mug (2 tickets), or a sample, half mug (1 ticket).
More times than not, the person pouring was very generous with their sample size, which we certainly weren’t complaining about!
Our group spent a good portion of the day chatting, laughing our faces off, sampling each others’ beers, and just having an absolutely awesome time.
There was even live music for a majority of the day, which definitely added to the theme of the event.
Some of us were actually really enjoying that live music.
Sarah & Jeff
Brian & Mal
Ummm, yeah, whoever they are?
The event also had some awesome looking and smelling food which a few of us ended up grabbing mid-day.
Tell me that is not one amazing-looking piece of heaven, right?!? A German Chocolate Brownie which, let me tell you, definitely tasted like it fell from the heavens. So, so good!
The rest of the day carried on, with plenty more laughs and of course, some shenanigans.
By the way, did you guys know that today is officially halfway to St. Patrick’s Day? No wonder there was shenanigans…we love to have a good time on St. Patty’s Day, so of course we’d celebrate on half St. Patrick’s day (sort of like a half birthday?)
There were shoes missing…
Slides to slide down…
Plenty of “CHEERS” to go around…
And tons of fun with some awesome friends.
I my friends.
(Thank you so much to A.J., from Saratoga Festivals for providing the tickets for the event. It was an amazing day!)
After an afternoon of drinking beer and laughing until our bellies hurt, it is definitely time for me to hit the hay. Jay and I have an early morning tomorrow…we’re headed to this fun place!
(P.S. – I completely forgot to choose a winner for my Facebook Page Giveaway, so I will be doing that tomorrow…lucky for any of you who haven’t had a chance to enter yet!)