After sleeping off the remaining effects of the sedation following my endoscopy, 5:00 PM rolled around and it was time to celebrate Oktoberfest at Fort Mason! It was Adam’s friend Mark Powell’s birthday; he and co-workers chose Oktoberfest as the party venue.
It was also my first chance to put the new Bravo pH meter through its paces. After a bit of experimentation, Mark’s friend Yasumichi (wearing red hat above) and I determined that Bratwurst + Sauerkraut have an approximate combined pH balance of 4.5pH – very acidic. We then observed that drinking Spaten Lager brought acid levels back down (pH up), so it seemed the safe path would be fewer brats, more beer.
Bravo verses Brat (4.5pH)
Beer and brats are fine but trouble really started when the Jägermeister girls showed up. Adam thinks that looking at the camera will get him out of drinking. Not true.
Mark and Mike show Vanessa how it’s done in Germany.
After more than a few drinks this is what the scene looks like:
- Video 1 – General survey using my point-and-shoot camera.
- Video 2 – Close-up of the band. (See if you can spot the lazy trumpet player, the woman dancing by herself, and the man dancing with his beer mug.)
I wasn’t aware of this but apparently the first person to pass out gets to wear all of the plastic hats. Mike does Yasumichi the honors.
All-in-all a great time. I walked home beer stein and Bravo meter in hand.