Sausage, sauerkraut, and beer. Could there be a better convergence of holidays? Throw in some mustard (fluorescent yellow for me) and we have ourselves a party. Is the sauerkraut hair disturbing? I hope not. Though maybe the sauerkraut chin-beard was a bit much.
We homebrewed root beer once. Too much trouble to go to. I admire and applaud those out there who make their own beer — it seems like an incredibly finicky hobby, what with the specific gravity and such. Oh, I also tried a “Spike Your Juice” kit once that was supposed to turn grape or apple juice into wine or cider. The results were … pretty gross. I’ll leave the booze to the professionals.