Fasching sounds like some new hip hop term for “bling,” or “gettin’ dat money quick,” if you ask me.

But you didn’t ask me.

Well, actually, you did ask me, considering you visited my blog, Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!!, and began to read this entry.

So there.

I win. Everything. Forever.

Okay, I’m done.

Fasching (or Karneval, or Fassenacht, or Fastnacht, depending on where you are) refers to the German version of Mardi Gras, a time to dress in vibrant, colorful costumes and masks and party before Lent starts.

If you can’t make it to Germany to celebrate, head over to Black Forest Brew Haus in Farmingdale for their Fasching festivities on Saturday, 2/6. They’ll have live music from The John Weber Band (7:00PM – 11:00PM), costume contests, prizes and some other fun stuff throughout the evening. And by fun stuff, I mean a lot of home-brewed beer.

More information: 631-391-9500; http://www.blackforestbrewhaus.com.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.