Photo Credit: Martin Norman, Daily ProgressIn a Starr Hill Brewery first, we partied with friends from around Charlottesville and beyond for an incredible Oktoberfest event at the Tap Room - and man, what a great time!The brewery transformed into a true Beer Hall complete with long tables and mug brimming with some special releases of our German-style beers, including the return of Festie Oktoberfest Lager, Smoke Out Rauchbier and the new Helles Bock.In an epic culinary throwdown, a trio of local chefs competed for top Oktoberfest dish using locally sourced pork products from The Rock Barn, including Brookville Restaurant's Chef Harrison Keevil with a traditional Bavarian Bratwurst and Kardinal Beer Hall's Chef Thomas Leroy with Kardinal Kuriwurst. Congratulations to Chef Curtis Shaver of Hamiltons’ at First & Main / Sandwich Lab for winning with their delicious Cider Brat & pretzel spaetzle!Basically Blue and Jon Spear Band both kicked out the jams with some searing, funky blues tunes. Here's our Spotify playlist of Oktoberfest polka and beer drinking songs for you to keep the party going:A big thanks to the restaurants, bands and everyone else for coming out! Here's some photos below to remember a great day of crafting great times. We can't wait until the next event (hint: you might want to wear green)!IMG_2001 IMG_2006 IMG_2007 IMG_2009 IMG_2011 IMG_2021 IMG_2029 IMG_2031 IMG_2032 IMG_2034 IMG_2039 IMG_2043 IMG_2045 IMG_2050 IMG_2068 IMG_2069 IMG_2070 IMG_2071 IMG_2078 IMG_2081 IMG_2083 IMG_2092 IMG_2094 IMG_2096 IMG_2097 IMG_2099 IMG_2104 IMG_2105 IMG_2108 IMG_2109 IMG_2112 IMG_2114 IMG_2116 IMG_2123 IMG_2125 IMG_2129 IMG_2132 IMG_2133 IMG_2137 IMG_2138 IMG_2139 IMG_2140 IMG_2141 IMG_2146 IMG_2159 IMG_2165 IMG_2166 IMG_2173 IMG_2181 IMG_2184