ST. CLOUD -- Downtown St. Cloud celebrated everything German at Beaver Island Brewing Company's Oktoberfest event on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

The first-ever event was held in the parking lot behind Beaver Island Brewing and featured German food, music, games, and of course, beer.

"It's a great time to drink beer -- I know that sounds a little goofy, but what a wonderful event," says Nick Barth, co-founder of Beaver Island Brewing Company.

"This (first) year, we thought we'd just aim small and we sold out -- which is amazing -- but the idea was to bring the community together with the community brewery and have a great event."

Barth says they hope to grow Oktoberfest out a little bit more in its next year after a successful turnout in its inaugural event.

"It's been a beautiful day and we couldn't do it without the great beer, the great food, the great games, the great music, and of course, the great weather."

 

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON