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Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:09:39 PM »
If you have been to the NHC, you might know Joe and Andy Hudacek. They have a big Oktoberfest party everyday on the first day of the Oktoberfest in Munich, so it was last Saturday. Always a great time, they had 250 gallons of hombrew on tap, a BBQ pig, brats, and everyone brings a dish to pass. Bands, a magician for the kids, TVs for those that have to see the football games, and bonfires. It is a great time.

Many from the club were there, local professional brewers, one with a brewery under construction, and other luminaries of the brewing-verse.

Here is a photo of me and some other guy. I look a little German in this photo.  ;D



John had copy of his new book there for people to look at. Can't wait for it to arrive.



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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 06:36:26 AM »
 8).  "luminaries of the brewing-verse".  I like it!

Excellent lederhosen...what type of shoes do you wear with that outfit?


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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 07:17:31 AM »
8).  "luminaries of the brewing-verse".  I like it!

Excellent lederhosen...what type of shoes do you wear with that outfit?

The shoes are from Germany, are made of suede, and lace up on the side. This get up was my Birthday present.
http://www.bavarianspecialty.com/bundhosen-5pc-complete-set-navy/

I have learned that these are Bundhosen, as they go below the knee. Lederhosen end above the knee. Mine are goat, which is said to be softer than cowhide, but softest and most expensive is deer hide.
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 07:49:17 AM »
Sounds like a splendid affair!
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 09:34:32 AM »
I thought that guy was wearing a strange dead animal hat. I thought - eh - Germans. I know some a German who'd own a hat like that.
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 09:40:01 AM »
I thought that guy was wearing a strange dead animal hat. I thought - eh - Germans. I know some a German who'd own a hat like that.

Yeah, there is wild boar and coyote mounts on the wall. That guy is John Palmer.
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 09:44:26 AM »
I've heard about the Hudacek Ofest party. I've met the Hudacek's several times and must say that they are great people. I'll bet their party is awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun. And...if Palmer makes a special trip, it must be a great event. :)
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 10:32:24 AM »
I thought that guy was wearing a strange dead animal hat. I thought - eh - Germans. I know some a German who'd own a hat like that.

Yeah, there is wild boar and coyote mounts on the wall. That guy is John Palmer.
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 10:47:34 AM »
Others that some will know from the NHC. From L to R.

Mike Bardallis, Annette May, Andy Hudacek, Susan and Jeff Rankert. Joe Hudacek was not around for that photo.

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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 11:03:51 AM »
Looks great. But all of a sudden feel need to watch Euopean Vacation :).
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 11:16:43 AM »
Is it bad that I feel the serious need to buy a house just for the fact that I can finally throw parties half as awesome as this?
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2013, 02:36:08 PM »
That looks like a fun party. My wife and I really enjoy going to the German American Festival every year in Oregon, Ohio. They have more German beers on tap than in Munich during Octoberfest and the German food is amazing. I still need to get some Lederhosen.
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2013, 03:08:07 PM »
I need to get some jagersnitzel mit pomme fritts
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2013, 03:37:21 PM »
I need to get some jagersnitzel mit pomme fritts
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Re: Oktoberfest Hombrew Party in Michigan
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2013, 04:42:56 PM »
I have learned that these are Bundhosen, as they go below the knee. Lederhosen end above the knee.

Interesting, thanks for the link and explanation.

Yeah, there is wild boar and coyote mounts on the wall.

I was trying to figure what the heck that was next to the boar. 
I was sure it was some kind of midwestern possum. :o