Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloweekend--Part I

Once a month, the Otaru Brewery (lovingly owned and operated by a German and an American) hosts Beer Club in Sapporo. It's all-you-can-drink of their delicious hand-crafted German-style beers...a super rare treat in the land of weak Japanese lagers. A few of the Japanese guys wear lederhosen and carry large German beer steins, and the "kampai" ("cheers!' "prost!") is done through a German song. It's a great end of the month treat, one that we've been able to enjoy on and off during our years here.

As a part of this year's Halloweekend (because, as we all know, Halloween deserves more than one day to be fully celebrated), we had a hearty Oktoberfest at Beer Club with a little spookiness thrown in for good measure:

Internationalization rears its head once again here in Hokkaido!

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