The Bierhaus, even a Swede like myself knows that translates to a place to relax, have a cool one and enjoy the surroundings. I am impressed. Frankly I did not what to expect, this is as nice as taverns get.
I was surprised to learn Ben Rash is the owner of The Bierhaus along with his business partner Ryan Gengler. I remember Ben’s smile and friendly greetings from when he worked at the filling station across the street.
Judging from the display of the fine German beers along with Spaten and Franziskuner that many of us learned to enjoy, they will offer what is known as the best German beer ever brewed – Weihenstephan Krystal Weissebier. I am going to order one as soon as I learn to pronounce it. I am told it derives its fine tasty finish from the use of bananas. They assure me they haven’t deserted Bud Light, but as for me, life is too short to drink tasteless beer.
There is also a fine selection of sausages, sandwiches and other tasty treats to eat. Introduce yourself to Andy Nelson, a class bartender known for his Dirty Martinis. If you can name your favorite drink, he can fix it.
I wish Ben and Ryan, both of Silverton, the best of luck in their new business.
I am in receipt of a letter addressed to Mount Angel Police Chief Brent Earhart commending Officer Steve McDonough on his expertise in investigating and his professional report resulting in a guilty plea on a case before the district attorney. The letter is signed by Brendan Murphy, district attorney of Marion County. Add my applause to the members of the Mount Angel Police Department.
It is great to see the fine work of our Mount Angel police officers recognized, and by the way, thanks to all the neighboring police who assist the professional security staff in keeping Oktoberfest safe and orderly.
In my 11 years of enjoying Oktoberfest, I have never witnessed a single problem with disorderly people.
Thank you to all the people who volunteer and work for this fine event.