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Hawktoberfest – 2013

This past Sunday and first weekend of October, we decided to throw our first annual Hawktoberfest party in the 12th ManCave.  It was a beautiful fall day, which was perfect for watching football, drinking beer, grilling, and playing a game of corn hole.  Unfortunately the Hawks lost to the Colts 34 to 28, but fortunately we had plenty of cold beer on tap, so the party was a win.  You may ask yourself, what do you need to throw a Hawktoberfest party?

BEER & STEINS

You gotta have ice cold German style beer.  The Hawkeezer was loaded with a pony keg (1/4 bbl) of a Dortmund-style  (pale lager) Oktoberfest brew from Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene, Oregon.  The beer  was great and is 12th ManCave approved for all your drinking needs this fall.

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Ninkasi Oktobefest keg in the Hawkeezer

SAUSAGES, CHICKEN, & RED CABBAGE

You gotta have sausages, lots of it and lots of variety.  Try to find yourself a local butcher shop that makes their own links.  In the Portland area, I use Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, which has been making their own sausages for over 80 years.  I picked up some fresh bratwurst, bockwurst, and genuine frankfurters.  I found the best technique for cooking links is by using the “Wisconsin Style” by simmering them first in a beer bath.

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After drinking beer, eating brats, and watching football all day, a person tends to develop an appetite by the time the Sunday Night Football game is kicked off.  That is were the Bavarian Chicken comes into play.

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And no German party is complete without some red cabbage.

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