Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hold up your end of the bargain

River Horse Brewing holds its annual Oktoberfest from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday at the brewery on Lambert Lane in Lambertville.

The brew lineup for this pay-as-you-go event is Lager, Special Ale, Tripel Horse, Hop A Lot Amus, Hop Hazard, Hipp O Lantern and their new Brewer's Reserve, a dunkelweizen; the featured musical entertainment is Ludlow Station, the jam band head brewer Chris Rakow plays guitar in. (Check 'em out here, playing at last April's ShadFest.)

Unlike past years, the 2011 edition is a one-day-only affair (rain date is Sunday; past editions of the fest were spread over the weekend), and the brewery is calling on its legions of fans to lend a hand to a couple of local food pantries that are struggling to keep up with demand for their help in the flat economy.

So if you're going, pack along some of these items, and consider it holding up your end of the bargain in return for the great gig that River Horse puts on ...

  • Canned soups, tuna, salmon, chicken, vegetables
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Rice and whole grains
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce
  • 100% fruit juices
  • Condiments - ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, etc.
  • Baking mixes
  • Cereal- hot and cold
  • Baby food
  • Sugar-free items (juice mixes, Jello, pudding, etc.)
  • Dog and cat food

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