Saturday our refrigerator “gave up the ghost.”  What to do with everything in it … since the new one would not be delivered until Monday or Tuesday?

Simple…empty it out … and put it all in the church freezer and refrigerator.  So … take out of ours and put into theirs.

That means … in order to have our usual Sunday night pizza … I had to go to the church and take out what we needed.  This meant I had to take out fresh mushrooms … a Tombstone 4-meat pizza … and an adult beverage …

So … what did I take out?  A Schlafly Oktoberfest … in honor the Reformation … All Saints Day … and Jay DeBeir!  Their description follows:

Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste.  This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.

Märzen, or Oktoberfest, has its origins in Bavaria, most likely before the 16th century.  For public safety and brewing quality concerns, the Bavarian Brauordnung was decreed in 1539, stating that beer could only be brewed from September 29th (Saint Michael) to April 23rd (Saint George).  Over the summer months, beers were stored, or lagered, in caves and stone cellars.  The evolution of Oktoberfest came from the last brews of the year, in March (or Märzen), as these beers would be ready to drink for the Bavarian celebration, “Oktoberfest”.

Take out should always be this good!