Am in hot and humid Flyover Land today. Makes a person thirsty, prompting this update on Oktoberfest:
Date is Sept. 24, site is Park at the Park, first beer pour is at 5 p.m., last beer pour is at 7 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Don't know if the proceeds will go to the Adrian Gonzalez Fund.
Now that they realize San Diego is the Munich of the West Coast, the Strategic Planners say they've stocked plenty of beer. They say the flow should be much better than in April, when some 3,000 thirsty folks reprised a San Diego State party and drained all of the kegs pronto at the inaugural Beerfest. Consider this Beerfest II.
You'll find about 25 breweries represented, about half of them local.
Don't know if we'll hear any Rugburns music, but that would add to the local flavor.
Doubt the Padres will make good on my suggestion to stock Hudepohl 14-K in honor of the night's opponent, the Cincinnati Reds -- Hudepohl Brewing's roots in Cincinnati dating to the 1880s.
As for the dude who dinged the Tattooed One's car at Beerfest, probably not wise to show up.
Last, I've been to the beer gardens in Munich, where the pretzels were out of this world.