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October 3, 2011

Best Beer Month of the Year

I’m sorry for the ugly header image. I was trying new things, but I’ve got something else in the works. Prepare for another change!

I love October! I don’t know if I could narrow down a favorite month, but this one is definitely up on my list. Leaves start to change color, and Kev & I have our anniversary this month. It’s also worth noting that I thoroughly enjoy Oktoberfest/Märzen beers.

Beer Advocate states:

Before refrigeration, it was nearly impossible to brew beer in the summer due to the hot weather and bacterial infections. Brewing ended with the coming of spring, and began again in the fall. Most were brewed in March (Märzen). These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.

They are mild but flavorful, and most importantly, they’re delicious! Kevin and I bought a small keg of local Oktoberfest beer on Friday night. We invited some friends over Saturday to drink it and watch the Clemson game. (On a side note – Go Tigers!)

I made pulled pork bbq, fruit salad, and purchased some Pringles.


BBQ = Mmmmmm

Our friends brought lots of other goodies too.


Chicken Chili, Salsa, Pimiento Cheese, & Buffalo Dip

We had so much food! I also baked Angela’s carrot cake loaf (sans glaze) again for some of our sleepover guests to have in the morning. Yum!


Love This Loaf

As you can see, I had a great weekend. I wrapped it up with grocery shopping and a healthy Sunday dinner.


Roast Brussels Sprouts & Dr. Praeger's Spinach Pancakes

What was the best thing you did this weekend? Do you like hosting company as much as I do?

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