Collegeville Institute and School of Theology Team Up for Oktoberfest October 24, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Leave a Comment Oktoberfest participants pose for a picture with their drinks. Prost! Every October, the Collegeville Institute and the graduate Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary (SOT) celebrate an annual tradition that is familiar to the German Catholic roots of the wider Saint John’s/Saint Ben’s community. This is of course, an Oktoberfest party. The Collegeville Institute opens its campus to host SOT faculty, staff, and students to mingle with Collegeville Institute residents and staff with plenty of German themed food and drink on hand to partake in. About two dozen people gathered for this year’s edition of Oktoberfest, held on Thursday, October 20. This year was especially significant since because of COVID-19, the celebration had not been held since 2019. Beer on hand included craft beers from Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph. A variety of local St. Joseph Meat Market brats were also served, along with sauerkraut. Featured desserts were apple pie and chocolate cake, the nearest American approximation of German apple strudel and German chocolate cake. Oktoberfest-goers had a selection of beer from Bad Habit Brewing in St. Joseph to choose from. The Oktoberfest celebration is a fun way to keep the connection between the Collegeville Institute and Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary strong and provides Collegeville Institute residents and SOT students with connections that last for the rest of the year and beyond. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.