Oktoberfest

Why Is Oktoberfest Held in September?

Why Is Oktoberfest Held in September?

What’s in a name? This question may or may not reverberate among the 7.2 million revelers heading to Munich’s Oktoberfest in mid-September. This year the festivities start on September 14, more than two weeks before month’s end. Oktoberfest ends early the following month, on October 6. What gives? Why is the majority of Oktoberfest held in […]

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Märzen Madness: Six of the Best Oktoberfest-Style Beers, Ranked

Märzen Madness: Six of the Best Oktoberfest-Style Beers, Ranked

For many of us, autumn means getting equal parts excited and infuriated by pumpkin spice lattes and back-to-school specials. For beer lovers, it means Oktoberfests. Oktoberfestbier, or festbier, is another term for Märzen lager, a German style that was historically brewed in March, to be enjoyed during the fall harvest. The beer style is characteristically […]

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Why American Oktoberfest Beers Don’t Taste Like Their German Cousins

Why American Oktoberfest Beers Don’t Taste Like Their German Cousins

As temperatures cool and leaves begin to change, American beer drinkers turn to perhaps the most seasonal brew of all: Oktoberfest. Macro and craft breweries roll out versions of the traditional Bavarian style. As a result, those of us celebrating stateside assume we know Oktoberfest beers like the backs of our stein-holding hands.

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A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

A By-the-Numbers Breakdown of Oktoberfest [Infographic]

The world’s largest beer fair kicks off in Munich this week. Oktoberfest will dominate tents, stages, and Instagram feeds from September 16 to October 3, 2017. The 184-year-old institution is a bucket-list experience for some and a headache for others. No matter where you stand, the sheer expanse of the endeavor is, in the truest […]

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What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 21-23

What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend – October 21-23

After a week-long surprise of summer-like temps, we’re ready for an autumn weekend that actually feels like fall. With the end of October looming just around the corner, what better way way to celebrate the month than to drink in its namesake honor; this weekend, there’s nothing else you should be drinking besides Oktoberfest. Celebrate […]

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