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4 Reasons You Should Be Celebrating German Beer Day

Each year on April 23rd the world finds itself face-to-face with one of the most important days of the year: German Beer Day. (And you thought National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was the best excuse to get out of bed, pshh!) GERMAN BEER DAY For some of us (ahem,...
11 Beer Festivals Around the World You Just Can't Miss | #beer #festival #beerfestival #craftbeer

11 Beer Festivals Around the World You Just Can’t Miss

Sure, Oktoberfest is the best beer festival around, but it’s not the only one you should attend. In fact, why not attend them all? There are beer festivals all over the world, catering to all different tastes, and all with the same agenda—party on Wayne, party on Garth! There are...
Germany opened a new sausage hotel and it's just the wurst | Rittersbach, Germany, Bratwurst Hotel #sausage #bratwurst #germany

Germany Has a New Sausage Hotel and It’s Just the Wurst

Yes, you read that absolutely, 100%, totally right—Germany has a new sausage-themed hotel. You can’t make this stuff up. Located in Rittersbach, Germany, less than two hours north of Munich, is what happens when a German butcher opens a hotel. And they say it’s a vegetarian’s...
8 reasons to attend oktoberfest in Munich, Germany at least once in your life | Oktoberfest bucket list | #oktoberfest #beer #munich #germany

8 Reasons to Attend Oktoberfest at Least Once in Your Life

Admit it—to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is totally on your bucket list, isn’t it? Well, I have to say you must be one smart cookie. There’s a reason Oktoberfest is on many-a-to do list; actually, there are a lot of reasons. For starters, it’s the biggest party on Earth....
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7 Reasons the Munich Airport Christmas Market Sleighs Them All

It seems like all anyone can talk about this time of year is the German Christmas market scene. And yes, that’s what I’m about to do, too. German Christmas markets are seemingly everywhere – more popular now than ugly sweater parties and elves on shelves. But, like, where do you...
7 Things You Need to Know About Krampus, Germany's Christmas Demon

7 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KRAMPUS

Let’s get right to it: Krampus is a Christmas demon. What? You don’t have hellish yuletide demons where you live? Then you must not live in Austria or any other German-speaking Alpine regions. The holidays are more than just Christmas markets here, people! The rest of the world’s...
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Insane Beer Carrying Record: 5 Things to Know

Well, the first thing you should know about the current beer carrying record = you’ll never get close enough to touch it. I mean, after years of Oktoberfest-ing, I’m just now (barely) able to drink my litre with the use of a single hand. *pauses for applause* What is it we’re...
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28 Hilarious German Words to Learn Before Oktoberfest

So much about German culture makes perfect sense: drinking one massive beer instead of four regular-sized ones, eating one massive pretzel instead of four regular-size ones, and aprons as fashion statements (I mean, duh). But some things aren’t so straightforward and take a wee...
Beer Revival in Germany

Bavarian Beer Sales Rule All… Again

This week, in a piece of news that should come to the surprise of no one, the state statistics office announced that of all the German states, Bavarian beer sales top the list… again. Shocking, right!? Okay, maybe not so much, but still worth celebrating, no? And with a beer,...

Munich Breweries: 6 Little Paragraphs On 6 Big Brewers

Of all the words that can be used to describe Oktoberfest—jolly, epic, fremdschämen—one that you don’t hear used that often is “strict”. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the beer and/or the big six Munich breweries in which, whoa, you better mind your p’s and q’s. That’s...