Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz

Leading up to Saturday's indoor/outdoor-tented pig roast blowout, South St.'s impressively authentic German enclave's hosting nightly 'fest-prep events including tonight's $25 blind beer tasting of 20 German brews (winner gets beer geek cred/a gift certificate) and tomorrow night's bratwurst eating competition, where you'll race to be the first to finish .5L of Hausbrau, a 1/2 meter bratwurst, a scoop of potato salad, and a scoop of Sauerkraut -- that's a lot of MĂĽnchen.