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4th Annual Oktoberfest at Oaklands

Story and photography by Eric Lusk

Oaklands recently hosted its fourth-annual Oktoberfest celebration. This unique “fun-raiser” supports Oaklands Mansion and featured many local craft brewers such as Blackstone Brewing Company, Cedar Glade Brews, Cheap Ass Bastard Brewing, Harry’s Brewhouse, Life is Brewing, Lytle Creek Brewery, Mantra Artisan Ales & Emerald Abbey Brewing, Mid- State Brew Crew, Mid-State Brewsters, Mos Alesley Brewing, Overall Brewing and Blending, Panther Creek Brewery, Smackdab Brewing, Spring Street Brew Garage, Steel Barrel Brewery, Vitruvian Artisan Ales, VonSeitz Theoreticales, The Green Dragon Pub and Brewery and Bold Rock Hard Cider.

The O’Donnells took stage on the front porch of the mansion to kick things off, while guests sampled German fare from FitzWilly’s, gobbled gourmet hotdogs from That’s My Dawg or went south of the border with Catarina’s Foodtruck. For dessert, Baker’s Dozen Cookie Company offered unique and delicious Oktoberfest cookies! And even representatives from MTSU’s Fermentation Science Program were there to explain their exciting new program and the art of craft beer.

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