Four hundred kegs of beer.
That’s how much beer was readily available for people to drink at this year’s Bockfest, the August Schell Brewery’s annual festival in New Ulm.
A salute to winter, Bockfest has become a tradition filled with more than German music and malt beverages from the local brewery; it’s a place where friends come together.
Revelers dressed for the occasion, which didn’t require too many layers of clothing thanks to a break in the area’s cold snap. Outfits included beads, funky hats of all shapes and sizes, sunglasses shaped like beer mugs and the ubiquitous deer antlers.
The common denominator on Saturday, though, was beer, lots of it — and in as many varieties as the many characters at Bockfest.
If you have to ask, then you have never been to New Ulm’s annual winter festival
Four hundred kegs of beer.
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