|Updated: 10/18/2013 12:41 am
||Published: 10/17/2013 6:19 pm
Beer is flowing at Tulsa's Oktoberfest. The festival kicked off Thursday and lasts into the weekend along the Arkansas River.
People from all over Green Country are expected to pour in and they'll find some things a little different this year.
We previously told you about the changes in security, now we have learned about the changes in the "festival favorites."
The crowd of over a couple hundred was rowdy and ready for a good time at the opening night at Oktoberfest.
FOX23 met with vendors and found there are over 40 beers at Tulsa's Oktoberfest, some specially made for this event. Beer choices range from domestic to foreign and of course, the local favorites. One local brewery even managed to cook up something special for this event.
Marshal Brewing Company is a local brewer who has sold their beer at Oktoberfest for the last four years.
This year they decided to do something different. They have eight beers and some of them you'll only find here.
FOX23 spoke with Jesse Boudiette, a spokesperson for Oktoberfest.
"Four types are only available at Oktoberfest. They are not bottling, not kegging them, you cant get them at bars or pubs, you can only get them here at Tulsa's Oktoberfest," Boudiette said.
These four beers were specifically made to celebrate German
Director of Sales Wes Alexander was excited to unveil the new beers.
"This year we decided to step up. These are just really for the festival. We wanted to offer something special to the Tulsa Oktoberfest," Alexander said.
People were interested and eager to try the new beers.
Shaw Little calls himself a regular beer drinker.
"They are really good, full body, lot of flavor, that's what you look for in a beer," he said.
Another Oktoberfest goer says celebrating Oktoberfest is a good time and he is happy to be a part of it,
"We are proud to be a part of it and it's a way to say thanks with some special beers," he said.
If none of those suit your taste, there are 144 taps set up around the festival.
Police are making sure everyone who drinks gets home safely, and of course it's not just about the beer out here, it's also about the fun and the food.
Watch FOX23 at 9 and 10 p.m., after the baseball game, and we'll tell you about the German food that is making a difference in people's lives.