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Tulsa Oklahoma knows how to throw an Oktoberfest party!

Tulsa Oklahoma knows how to throw an Oktoberfest party!

On the road again…this time our road team is bound for Tulsa, Oklahoma for the Linde Tulsa Oktoberfest!  This will be our fourth visit to this Oktoberfest celebration held at the beautiful River West Festival Park on the Arkansas River from October 19-23, 2016.  The skyscrapers across the river in downtown Tulsa glisten in the sunlight and twinkle at night creating an amazing backdrop for this wonderfully authentic Oktoberfest celebration.  Linde Tulsa Oktoberfest is one of our favorite German festivals of the year and is even ranked by USA Today as one of the Top Ten Oktoberfest festivals in the...

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1 famous artist + 1 famous war + 1 German drinking horn = 1 interesting artifact

1 famous artist + 1 famous war + 1 German drinking horn = 1 interesting artifact

Posted by Denise Gouge on

Peter Duemler was a well-known artist during the time between 1860 to 1907.  Many of his famous creations can still be found on German steins today.  Some of his original designs were preserved allowing new pieces of art to be modeled after his original masterpieces.  One such design is this .5 Liter German drinking horn.  The horn depicts the story of the battle in Teutoburg Forest with Germanic warriors conquering Roman soldiers. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was fought in September of 9 AD during the Roman-Germanic Wars (113 BC-439 AD).  The warrior in the middle is holding a...

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Roadtrip: Oktoberfest Tulsa- We are on our way!

Roadtrip: Oktoberfest Tulsa- We are on our way!

Posted by Denise Gouge on

It's less than one week away from the Linde Tulsa Oktoberfest Oct 22-25 and the new layout of the park is going to be awesome!  It will be a FUN week in the great state of Oklahoma and we are especially looking forward to sharing a HUGE tent with our dear friends and fellow Oktoberfest road warriors, Bob and Paula Kager, owners of the Kuckucksnest. Both of our businesses are located in Texas (we are from Bremond while Bob & Paula hail from Fredericksburg) but we reunite at most of the large Oktoberfest celebrations across Texas and now Oklahoma! It...

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What's the purpose of a beer bottle stein lid? There isn't one...maybe

What's the purpose of a beer bottle stein lid? There isn't one...maybe

Posted by Denise Gouge on

So if you frequent German heritage festivals or Oktoberfest celebrations, you may have seen people walking around with those tiny little stein lid looking gadgets on top of their beer bottles.  Or perhaps you have seen them at a party or wedding. What are those pointy little things? And what the heck are they for? Short answer...they are a completely useless item that serve absolutely no real purpose. Well, that is if you don't count laughter, smiles and funny conversation as a useful outcome.  Do they keep bugs out of your beer? Perhaps.  Will they serve as a name tag...

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