IMG_1004Oktoberfest 2013 Montrose, CA

KT Ice service has been keeping the beer cold at Oktoberfest since 1988. In 1977 The chamber of commerce in Montrose started to host an Oktoberfest as a way to bring the community together and put on a fun filled event for the town. 10 years later KT Ice Service joined the team and has been providing the event with all it’s ice needs from 1988 until today.

There are many types of beer to keep cold during Oktoberfest. Have you ever thought how these giant events serve up the coldest beer all day long to it’s thirsty patrons? KT Ice Service delivers the ice to the vending booths both cubed and dry ice using a motorized cart and then to keep the ice cool they deliver a stand-by refrigeration truck for supplies right there on location. This keeps the food and german beer cold for the duration of event.  Ice is such an important component to making an event like this successful.  Can you imagine an Oktoberfest with warm beer?

OktoberfestThe Montrose Oktoberfest has an estimated thirty five to forty thousand participants. Hundreds of people fill Centennial Plaza for German beer, and delicious food. As many as 16 breweries from across the state gather for the annual Montrose Oktoberfest celebration presented by All Points Transit.  There are many activities that take place for all ages including rides, games, food , music and dancing and many local organizations participate and volunteer to run the event.

Oktoberfest is All Points Transit’s biggest and only fundraiser of the year. Last year, All Points Transit raised approximately $12,000, and officials were hoping for a similar turnout this year.

KT Ice service was established in the La Crescenta – Montrose area in 1987 making it the perfect community partner for Oktoberfest. Principal Ken Yandoli has lived and worked in the area since 1987 and comes from 4 generations of family owned Ice Businesses dating back to the early 1920’s.

articleThis year the best dressed dog was won by the group L.A.doxies. which Ken and his friends and family are a significant part of.

To learn more about KT Ice Service.  Feel free to give Ken a shout at:

(818) 929-6771

Come back soon and check out our next article for hints on how to have a ghoulish Halloween using Dry Ice.