Dry Oktoberfest

October 5, 2011 - 2:25 AM
People dance to a German band during the Oktoberfest celebration in Cullman, Ala., Monday, Oct. 4, 2011. With German roots and a small-town ethic that's conservative to the core, Cullman celebrated Oktoberfest for decades with oompah music and lederhosen, but no beer. That changed this week as organizers tapped a keg of beer for the first time at Cullman's Oktoberfest, ending an autumn prohibition that gained the town of 14,000 fame as the home of what organizers proudly billed as the world's only "dry"? Oktoberfest. Hundreds of people sipped beer and cheered at a stein-hoisting contest as Oktoberfest sold alcohol for the first time Monday night. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)