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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
There is no bad time to be a beer drinker.
You don’t need to travel north to Germany to find an Oktoberfest complete with steins full of lager, a tent rooftop, and beer maids serving hundreds of thousands of people while wearing dirndls and lederhosen. In fact, you can go the complete opposite way: all the way down south to Brazil. Blumenau, Brazil, a city […]
Oktoberfest begins this Saturday, and as much as we would love to drop everything and zip straight over to Munich, it’s not written in the stars for those of us who have jobs and families and bank accounts to worry about. And sure, your local bar in your local city may have some festival or […]