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Brats, beer, pizza ice cream cones are the flavors for Oktoberfest; new fitness studio introduced

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Published on Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Lisa Garland, left, helps with the presentation of a bratwurst and German potato salad plate. The line can be seen wrapping behind the station.
 

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Lisa Garland, left, helps with the presentation of a bratwurst and German potato salad plate. The line can be seen wrapping behind the station.

 



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John Aylestock presents his pizza ice cream cone with filled with bratwurst and sauerkraut.
 
 

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John Aylestock presents his pizza ice cream cone with filled with bratwurst and sauerkraut.

 

 



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Kevin Henson tastes a Warsteiner beer, describing it as

Jim Fair

Kevin Henson tastes a Warsteiner beer, describing it as "having a little edge."



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Tiffany Price introduced the Namaste Fitness Studio that will open in December in downtown.
 

Jim Fair

Tiffany Price introduced the Namaste Fitness Studio that will open in December in downtown.

 



It was a coming out party of sorts for some vendors at the Greer Oktoberfest Saturday.

John Aylestock, of Wild Ace Pizza and Pub fame, debuted his pizza ice cream cone filled with two flavors.

Tiffany Price introduced her Namaste Fitness Studio that will open in December in downtown.

Warsteiner beer, the annual presenting beer of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce festival, served its menu of Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Dunkel and Konig Ludwig Weissbier.

Along the way thousands of visitors and families enjoyed a picture perfect day in downtown Greer.

Lisa Garland, of the Stomping Grounds, can vouch for the thousands of people attending. She served way over 1,000 brats only hours after the noon start. “We already had to reorder once,” Garland said. The line winded from Trade Street around Victoria to across Greer Relief.

Aylestock, who is as noted for his personally brewed craft beers, as his food served at Wild Ace, showcased arguably the most novel presentation of pizza.

“This is festival food,” Aylestock said, describing his pizza ice cream cones. “I make the cones with wrapped pizza dough. There is a pepperoni and cheese cone. The cone is filled with cheese with pepperoni on top.”

The bratwurst cone was a little more labor intensive with a combination of flavors. “There’s bratwurst with sauerkraut, Granny Smith apple, Swiss cheese and topped with a sweet Bavarian mustard cream sauce,” Aylestock said. “I added the Granny Smith apple because I wanted a more tart taste.”

The meat and cheese were imported from Germany, Aylestock said, to add the authenticity to the flavors.

Kevin Henson weighed in on the Warsteiner beer. “I has a little edge,” Henson said. "It’s very light and not as sweet as wheat beer.”

Tiffany Price was a vendor introducing her fitness, yoga and nutrition studio that will be located at 122 Cannon Street. “We’re plan on our grand opening in mid-December,” Price said.

The 161 Happy Wanderers, a polka combo band from Columbus, Ohio, provided traditional German music sprinkled with popular festival sing-along tunes.

 

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