You gotta love Addison for its commitment to throwing huge annual bashes! As it happens, Oktoberfest is here & starting Thursday September 17 through Sunday September 20, Addison Circle will fill with the sights, sounds, and smells of Munich for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, and the Mucky Duck is teaming up with our neighbors Union Park to host the nightly after parties. Whether you go to the official shindig or come by later, we have outdoor bars, live music, and plenty of celebratory Oktoberfest beer for your seasonal prost-toasting.

Speaking of Oktoberfest beers, we'll be kicking off the party on Thursday evening at 6:30p with a tapping of Karbach Brewery's Karbachtoberfest. You may know them from such can- and draft-hits like Sympathy for the Lager, Hopadillo, and Rodeo Clown Double IPA; Karbachtoberfest is a supremely drinkable 5.5% ABV Marzen beer, brewed in the Bavarian style with Vienna and Munich malts and Hallertauer and Tettnang hops. It's about as authentic as you can get without a trip to Germany, and we're selling them all weekend in ½ liter Oktoberfest steins for $9 and refilling the steins for $4 (or $8 if you have your own 1 liter stein, for any Oktoberfest we have tapped). See you this weekend! Lederhosen and dirndls optional but highly encouraged!

 Thursday Night Tri Shop Fun Run

Tri Shop, the triathlete outfitter source just west of Sainstbury Tavern on Windhaven Parkway has found a way to get people active by organizing a weekly fun run. About a mile long and ending in beers, the fun run starts at Tri Shop every Thursday at 6:30p, where 20 to 30 joggers have been meeting to run down the block and grab a beer at Sainstbury Tavern. It's a fun way to meet people, and if you're one of those folks who count calories, a jog before beers is right up your alley. Lace up those shoes and get ready to raise your heartrate before you raise a cold one!