Oktoberfest

While it doesn’t quite feel like fall in D.C., Nick and I celebrated its near arrival this past weekend by attending an Oktoberfest in Dupont Circle at the Heurich Mansion (aka the Brewmaster’s Castle), which was fittingly home to a wealthy brew master in the late-1800s.

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We had such a fun time sipping on seasonal brews from Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Brewing Company, dining on authentic German bratwurst and pretzel, and listening to traditional polka music.

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We met new friends, who had lived extensively abroad, and not only did they share some travel advice, but they offered to let me try on a piece of their traditional Bavarian costume.

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And to complete my Oktoberfest experience, I shared a spirited polka dance with a lively, older Serbian man who had some very fast feet. Prost!

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