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It’s an Oktoberfest Nightmare As Truckload of Beer Spills on Wisconsin Highway

by Jonathan Howard
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Uh oh. Oktoberfest has officially hit a roadblock. At least if you live in Wisconsin. A semi rolled over spilling tons of Leinenkugel. It’s truly a sad sight to see all that great, canned product go to waste on the side of the road.

Thankfully, there were no major injuries. The driver had a few minor injuries and received a citation for inattentive driving. The incident occurred on I-94 going eastbound at mile marker 103. It took six hours for officials to clean up the highway and get both lanes of traffic going again. The right lane had been shut down.

That’s gotta be a bad morning for the driver. Just outside of Hixton, WI the rollover happened. So, folks in the Wisconsin area, you might not find your favorite Leinenkugel. While one truck is likely not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, wherever those cans were destined is going to have an empty section on the shelf for a while.

This month isn’t just for spooky decorations and ghoulish costumes. For those of us that are too old to go around and collect candy, we can still have some tricks and treats. October is THE month for beer. This is when everyone from microbreweries to big brands brings out their creative concoctions.

Oktoberfest Brings out the Special Beer

Every year when this month hits, beer becomes a big topic. It makes sense. The fall is a great time to get together with friends and family, have a fire or two, cook good food, and have a couple of cold beers. Not to mention baseball is in the postseason and football is heading into the middle of the regular season.

There are just so many reasons to drink beer. While Oktoberfest refers to a specific event, the entire month has become an event for many people. In Minnesota, Mankato Brewery has made a new beer just for Hockey Day Minnesota. The event happens annually in the state and now has its own beer.

As for the country music world, even a couple of singers are riding the beer popularity to the top of the charts. Jameson Rodgers and Luke Combs have got their song Cold Beer Calling My Name all the way to No.1, just in time for the fall.

While pumpkin spice and mulled wine are featured heavily throughout the month, there is nothing like a good fall beer. Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest is always a good one. However, sometimes just a fall-themed can with some regular light beer in it hits the spot.

Gather around a fire with some folks you like being around and enjoy a beer or two this month.