Saturday afternoon was the 4th annual Oaktoberfest in the Dimond. We had perfect weather for this family-friendly event, with the early fog burning off to partly cloudy skies. Three stages featured a variety of music and dancing, and there was a climbing wall, face painting, and crafts for kids.
But naturally the center of things was the Bill Brand Biergarten (named for the late Bill Brand, long-time reporter and beer critic). At the center was Oakland favorite, Linden Street Brewery, with Adam himself serving up People's Common Lager. Next door was a nice discovery for me, Dying Vines. They do their brewing at Linden Street, and were serving up Hop Candi and the tasty Old Brick Bitter. Also serving were Oakland Brewing Company and Pacific Coast Brewing (Oakland), as well as Drake's (San Leandro), Trumer Pils (Berkeley), Anchor Brewing (San Francisco), and others.
There were plenty of yummy food vendors, too, including Fist of Flour Pizza, Guerilla Grub, and more. For more info on the beers and some nice pics, check out the coverage at the Brewed for Thought blog. All in all, a really fun, tasty event!
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