Bockfest kicks off at Fitger’s

Fitger’s kicked off Bockfest 2023 Thursday evening. The celebration started with the Blessing of the Bock Beer by “Reverend” Ken Beuhler, opening the Fitger’s Courtyard Beer Tent for the weekend. On Friday in the Fitger’s Courtyard, Cole Forcier and Toadal Control performed live music while guests enjoyed food, beer and other drinks. Those who attended were also given the opportunity to try Bock beer, a specialty drink made when beer is stirred with a hot fire poker, caramelizing the sugars of the beer and giving the drink a new flavor.

Bockfest events will continue through the weekend. On Saturday, the Fitger’s Courtyard opens at noon with more food and beer. The Bock Head Hunt goes until 2:00 p.m. Guests will be able to participate in both the Volksmarch march on the Lakewalk and the Big Dip in Lake Superior. The Team Stein Race takes place at 4:00 p.m. and then Cole Forcier and Toadal Control wrap up the celebration from 5-8:00 p.m. on Saturday night.