Hi everyone! I hope your Monday was good! I had a long Monday here! As promised, I’m giving you a local Oktoberfest review. El Paso’s German Pub and County Coliseum hosted one of four Oktoberfests in town. I had a great time tasting and drinking German beer, wine and fig vodka for the first time ever! OK I take that back…I drank German wine on several occasions. One of my all-time favorite wines is Reisling, a white wine. I especially like drinking it with Thanksgiving dinner. It goes down really well with turkey. The German Pub brought in Paulaner Beer from Munich. This beer is made for Munich’s Oktoberfest. Even though I drank the lighter Paulaner beer, it was extremely filling and strong. This beer isn’t for those who like sweeter ales and/or Bud Light. I also had a couple of snacks. Bratwurst on a bun and pretzels were a couple of snacks on the menu.
The highlight of the night was listening to The Alex Meixner Band. The Florida-based polka band performed lots of classic rock cover tunes. Some of the musicians/bands the band covered included Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and German hard rock/heavy metal band, Rammstein. You might not believe me but…they even performed a little bit of Bruno Mars! The band plays at several Oktoberfests worldwide. They’ve won a Grammy Award and appeared on “The Tonight Show.” It was also fun to watch the crowd dance to the music. I included a couple of performances I found on YouTube. I hope to attend Oktoberfest in Munich someday. What do you think of the Alex Meixner Band? I’ll be back with a Romantic Tuesday post.