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Could an all-outdoor Oktoberfest be planned for 2020?

It’s been a couple of months since the sad, sad news of Oktoberfest 2020 being cancelled over coronavirus concerns hit us smack in our pretzel-eating faces. Since then, the question of how to spend this year’s September and October has seen many opinions. There’s even the...
Will the 2021 Oktoberfest be extended?

Will Oktoberfest 2021 be extended by a week?

So… it’s official. Oktoberfest 2020 has been cancelled. Millions around the world are really and truly bummed about this and that includes us. *wipes away pretzel-shaped tear* However, don’t let the loss of lager get you down. Oktoberfest 2021 will undoubtedly be the biggest...
Oktoberfest cancelled

Has Oktoberfest ever been cancelled?

In its 200+ year history, Oktoberfest has been cancelled several times. But the answer as to why is a little complicated. In fact, it’s 25-fold. Since its inception over 200 years ago in 1810, Oktoberfest has been cancelled a thankfully low two dozen+1 times. In what is known as...
Oktoberfest Heroes - Sylvia

A Salute to Oktoberfest Servers

Here at Thirsty Swagman, we believe the Oktoberfest servers (and others) need a little bit of extra recognition because after all, without them, no lager would touch your lips. Let’s give a hearty PROST! to those who pour, who carry, who push and shove in the service of...
Hangovers Germany

German Court Declares Hangovers are Legit Illnesses – We’ll Drink to That!

Recently in Well Of Course They Did German legal news, a German court has declared that hangovers are now to be classified as legit illnesses. Should we cheers to that? Too soon? Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. The ruling came just before the start of Oktoberfest...

How to Drink Beer at Oktoberfest

On a normal day, I’d say there is no wrong way to drink beer. On the golf course? Perfect. Naked in the hot tub? Good. While on horseback? Also good. Out of a coffee mug at your niece’s ballet recital? Fantastic! But this isn’t a normal day. This is Oktoberfest. And while the...
German Beer has Divine Origins

7 German Beer Facts That Prove True Love Exists

Few things go better together than beer and the country of Germany. Peanut butter and jelly? Nah. Peas and carrots? Forget about it! The two have been one hell of a power couple for centuries and it’s almost impossible to think of one without thinking of the other. T...
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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...