Celebrate Oktoberfest and the seventy-fifth anniversary of The Cloisters museum and gardens, the Metropolitan Museum's branch in northern Manhattan, at an intimate gathering held when The Cloisters is closed to the public.
Beer, a staple drink for medieval Europeans and the libation of choice for Oktoberfest, will be served in The Cloisters' beautifully tended gardens. A brewmaster from Harpoon Brewery will discuss unique brewing processes, and the Met will offer a tasting of Harpoon's IPA, Octoberfest, Rich & Dan's Rye IPA, and UFO Pumpkin beers. Meats, cheeses, and soft pretzels—foods evoking a traditional Oktoberfest celebration—will also be served.
Carly Still, assistant horticulturist at The Cloisters and a contributor to the blog The Medieval Garden Enclosed, will give garden tours with a particular emphasis on hops throughout the evening.
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