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Linde Oktoberfest prepares for opening night, beer brought in fresh daily

Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 19:17:22-04

TULSA, Okla. -- Recent changes in Oklahoma liquor laws means more beer options at this year's Linde Oktoberfest.

Preparations are underway for one of the country's best rated Oktoberfest celebrations.

"We're celebrating our 40th year of Oktoberfest in Tulsa,” Tonja Carrigg, the festival organizer said.

The tents are up, dance floors shined, and the taps are ready for a beer.

"We will sell as much beer at the festival as they might sell at an NFL football game, Carrigg said.

In years past, Oktoberfest had options of high point beer in some tents and low point beer in others. However, Oklahoma's new liquor laws are providing an upgrade this year.

"The Lufthansa Biergarten remained domestic low point beer for many, many years, and this year will allow us to bring in strong [beer],” Carrigg said.

That means more liter steins could be full of high point beer, and organizers are reminding patrons to have fun but be responsible.

"Safety and security is a primary focus for us, so you'll see security, and people on site keeping an eye on our patrons,” Carrigg said.

If you do have too much to drink, ride-sharing services will be available at the entrance.

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