September 21, 2006

Oktoberfacts

Hey, all, Oktoberfest has started and nobody told me! Well, it’s not as though I could have flown off to Munich to enjoy Oktoberfest. But it’s nice to be told.

Oktoberfest facts:

  • Back before Sam Adams made an Oktoberfest beer, my favorite beer was Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen. It comes all the way from Munich, so you don’t see it a lot. I haven’t had it in a while. I think a side-by-side is in order someday soon.
  • The term “märzen” comes from the German name for the month of March when beers were brewed while the weather was not prohibitively warm. The beer was then stored for many months in cool caves.
  • Unlike the wimpy “War of Christmas,” which is a joke, there actually was an “Attack on Oktoberfest.” Sadly, in 1980, a bomb killed 13 people and wounded over 200.

In any case, raise your stein to das Müchner Kindl, step over the Bierleichen (beer corpses) and we’ll check back with you sometime in early October when the fog clears.

Posted by James at September 21, 2006 6:49 AM
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I miss Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest on tap. :(

Posted by: Julie at September 21, 2006 10:17 AM

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