We try to keep tabs on our products as they hit the Marktplatz. It’s great to see our beer girl costumes out and about. It looks like the Oktoberfest party goers in Des Moines were wearing the Gretchen costume last year. The Des Moines Register announced the 2011 Des Moines Oktoberfest dates – Sept 23 and 24 at the Court Avenue District. Des Moines throws a great party.