Beer-Boiled Bratwurst and More: Octoberfest in Hoboken

A Octoberfest celebration at Saints Peter and Paul on Hudson Street was held on Saturday afternoon.

Smells of beer, bratsworst and brick oven pizza filled the air around the Saints Peter and Paul church on Saturday afternoon. And that can only mean one thing: octoberfest!

Multiple vendors sold food, a biergarten was open for those of age and a bouncy caslte was set up for the kids.

Around 2 p.m., roughly 100 people had gotten in the bier garten. One volunteer said that roughly 1,000 people were expected to attend throughout the day. (the event was scheduled to be until 10 p.m.)

The most German food at Saturday afternoon's celebration was the beer-boiled bratwurst sandwich presented by the people behind Hoboken Gourmet Company.

The sausage, boiled in Yuengling beer, was placed on the grill until a perfect color. Topped off with some sauerkraut on a baguette -- and you got yourself your perfect sandwich. At least, that's what Chris Martone said on Saturday afternoon.

Martone, the manager of Hoboken Gourmet Co., said the restaurant was planning on selling 500 sandwiches during the Octoberfest celebration. (A sandwich is $7).

"We're the most popular stand," Martone, 36, said. "Other vendors are stopping by and checking us out."

The event is taking place at Fourth and Hudson Streets until 10 p.m. on Saturday.


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