To the joy of so many St. Michael area residents, the St. Michael Lions Bierstube looks like it’s back as an annual summer event for a while.
The Lions brought the annual German-themed get-together back in 2014 for the St. Michael chapter’s 50th anniversary. And with the event, many questions of “Can we do this again next year?” were heard on the St. Michael Catholic School parking lot grounds.
The answer is a resounding “yes.”
Just $25 gets guests a souvenir mug and bottomless beverages. A traditional German dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Cost is free, thanks to the United Way and the Lions Club, but free will offerings can (and should) be made, with proceeds benefitting these two great organizations.
Again this year, the Lions have reached an agreement with the City (of St. Michael) to use the lot behind St. Michael Liquors, next to the American Legion. Parking is also available at St. Michael Community Education and along nearby streets (please be courteous of homeowners).
According to Tony Dehmer, of Dehmer’s meats, the dinner will continue to be traditional with bierstube sausage, traditional potato salad, German potato salad, kraut and some fixings. There will be root beer and lemonade for free all night. Bottomless mugs (of beer) start at 8 p.m.
With families and friends continuing to focus on community, 2014 seemed like it was a good time to bring the Bierstube back and try it out. Since last year’s event was a tremendous success, the Lions will keep it rolling.
“It kind of died off with the lake cabins and all of the events on weekends,” Dehmer said last year. “But if we can (continue to) have a good turnout Saturday and support for this going ahead it could be something that comes back.”