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Cullman Oktoberfest attendees can enjoy locally brewed beer this year

The city was busy preparing for the weeklong festival Friday. Source: Alan Collins The city was busy preparing for the weeklong festival Friday. Source: Alan Collins
CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) -

Some history will be brewed up for this year's Cullman Oktoberfest.

Friday, the city is preparing for the weeklong festival which will include food and drink. Cullman's first brewpub, Blue Moose Café and Brewpub, will legally brew the city's first beer since the late 1800's. The craft beer will be called Colonel Kullman's Festbier and it will be available at this year's festival.

Café owner Jacob Wood expects the beer will be very popular this weekend.

"That is what I'm hoping. That is what I'm thinking. We only had one chance to get one batch together for Oktoberfest. In another week we will have another batch but I really think we will run out fairly quick tonight," Wood said.

Wood believes the brewpub will be an additional draw for downtown Cullman and the city's economy.

In fact Wood plans to ration the beer through the weekend until he is up to full brewing capacity. Saturday at noon the Oktoberfest kicks off with an attempt to break the world record of giving high fives. More than 600 people are expected to participate.

Events that are held at the Festhalle and the Cullman County Museum and are sponsored by the Cullman Oktoberfest Board are typically free to attend. Events sponsored by other organizations may have admission fees.

Visit http://www.cullmanoktoberfest.com/ for a full schedule of events, any admissions fees and directions.

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