Bigger Crowds Enjoy Buffalo's Oktoberfest

Paul Dickinson.
Paul Dickinson.
Ernie Smith.
Ernie Smith.
Jack Miller.
Jack Miller.
Dan  Christensen.
Dan Christensen.
Mike Braunberger.
Mike Braunberger.

Saturday, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce's third annual Oktoberfest took place downtown, with a bigger venue, bigger crowds and according to Chamber Director Angela Jarvis, more fun this year.

She tells us more about this year's Oktoberfest celebration.

Jarvis said the event couldn't happen without help from New Belgium Brewery, Blacktooth Brewery and Metz Beverage.

New Belgium Brewery donated a “fat tire” bike for a fundraiser raffle for the Chamber that was won by Clark Chesbro of Buffalo.

Winners in the Home Brew Contest were Paul Dickinson of Sheridan, who had the best pilsner, stout, porter and wheat beers. He won $400 and a day of brewing at Black Tooth Brewery.

Ernie Smith of Casper who had the best amber and pale ales. He won $200.

Jack Miller of Casper had the best India Pale Ale and got the highest number of overall votes. He wins $100 and his brew will be featured at Bitter Creek Brewery in Rock Springs.

Dan Christensen had the best lager, winning him $100.

The People's Choice Award went to Mike Braunberger for his raspberry wheat beer, which won him $100 and his beer featured at Clear Creek Brewery.

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