Great Lakes Oktoberfest Tapping

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Editorial Review

It's June. Walking outside feels like stepping into a blast furnace. There's a severe thunderstorm watch almost every day. So why in the world are we talking about Oktoberfest beers? The brewers of Great Lakes -- a Cleveland brewery that has become a cult favorite in D.C. -- have sent the Black Squirrel a keg of their Oktoberfest Marzen, which the Adams Morgan beer bar is pouring tonight (and serving with bratwurst and roast chickens for that September-in-June feel). We're dubious -- what next, drinking Belgian Christmas ales in August? -- but if you want to get a taste, you're advised to get there soon after the 5 p.m. tapping. This keg will not last long.