Dock LogoDOCKTOBERFEST 2018 – October 5th – 7th Details

German Bier, German Food, German Bands….and rocking ones too.  

The Bands 

Friday, October 5th – 4pm -Midnight

4pm – Dr. Kielbasa (Taproom)

5pm – 70’s Magic Sunshine Band (Tent)

7pm – The White Iron Band (Tent)

Saturday, October 6th – 12pm – Midnight

3pm – Dr. Kielbasa (Tent)

7pm- Gooney Birds (Tent)

10pm – Mango Jam (Tnside)

Sunday, October 7th – 12pm -6pm

12pm – The Westwind Swing Band

3:30pm – Bavarian Musikmeisters (tent)


And many more to come..

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German Food:

Locally produced brats from Mackentunes Meat and Deli and home made German potato salad by Excelsior Masonic Lodge 113.  A special mustard made with Bitteschlappe Brown Ale.   100% of proceeds go back into our community!

brat and potato salad

Locally made strudel and pretzels by TBD.  Cheese dipping sauce made with Excelsior XLCR American Pale Ale. 


 German Biers on tap:

Docktoberfest Marzen Lager – 15 IBU, 6.2% ABV
Das is German!   A traditional marzenbier lager made with German malt and hops.  Full bodied, malty flavor with light hop bitterness to provide balance.   Marzenbiers were first brewed in Bavaria to stored to last throughout the seasonal brewing drought.  Similarly, Minnesotans enjoy it each autumn as we build some final warm-weather boating memories to last til ice out.   We celebrate the harvesting of the docks.
Bittesclappe Munich Style Brown Ale – 25 IBU, 6.5% ABV
Our traditional Munich-style brown ale features a medium body, with brisk carbonation and a malty sweetness that carries the beer to a soft finish.   Medium-bodied, smooth, dark ale with flavors of caramel, toffee, and cocoa in the finish.  Robustly malted with Vienna malt, lightly hopped with German hops.   Very easy drinking.  Brown is a color, not a flavor!

Portside Pilsner – 35 IBU, 5.6% ABV

Port Side, the left side of your vessel. Give way to those on starboard.  The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. Our classic German Pils is light golden and has a dense, rich head. Brewed using Noble hops, the beer exhibits a spicy, floral aroma and flavor.

Saucy Kate Kolsch– 24 IBU, 5.4% ABV  

Kolsch beers are typically golden, top-fermented style native to Köln, Germany. The traditional Kolsch style beer has a clean, dry flavor profile with moderate bitterness and high effervescence. The boat “Saucy Kate” was built in 1876 for Captain Charles May of Excelsior. Saucy Kate proudly traveled Lake Minnetonka as part of the Lake Minnetonka Transportation Company until 1899.
Helios Hefeweizen – IBU 18, ABV 5.6%
Brewed in the traditional German style Helios has a pale golden hazy hue accompanied by aromas of bananas, clove, and orange. Helios is an unfiltered hefeweizen seemingly made to be drank on a warm summer day. Low bitterness along side the sweet refreshing tartness of this wheat beer will surely quench your thirst!
There are IPA’s, APA’s, Barley Wine, Apple Beer, Stouts, Steams, Porters and other Lagers available too! 


- Liter holding Contest – Test your strength and win a beer! 

- Hammerschlaggen – Get Nailed!   Fun nail in the log game!