2019-Oktoberfest-Beer-Consumption

Oktoberfest 2019 Beer Consumption Tops 7.3 Million Liters

Oktoberfest 2019 ended on Sunday and the results are in: beer consumption reached an epic 7.3 million Liters at the festival. While slightly lower than the previous year, when 7.5 million Liters were downed, the mostly cloudy and sometimes rainy days resulted in the outside beer...
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Oktoberfest 2018 Beer Consumption Tops 7.5 Million Liters

Oktoberfest 2018 ended on Sunday and the results are in: beer consumption reached a record 7.5 million Liters at the festival. While the actual amount is the same as last year, Oktoberfest 2018 ran for just 16 days this year; 2 days less than the previous year, resulting in...
Oktoberfest Security 2018

Oktoberfest 2018 Security Update

More video surveillance, more body-cams and, for the first time, human super-recognizers: the police are getting ready for Oktoberfest in Munich again. “In order to ensure as much security as possible at the festival site, we have upgraded security both quantitatively and...
Oktoberfest 2017 Beer Consumption

Beer Consumption Tops 7.5 Million Liters at Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 has come to an end, and the statistics are in: a staggering 7.5 million liters of beer was consumed by 6.2 million visitors over 18 days. Record Numbers at Oktoberfest 2017 The 184th Oktoberfest in Munich ended as one of the most successful in its history, with...
Oktoberfest Legend - Pete Kuehn

Oktoberfest Legend – Pete Kuehn

Meet Pete Kühn, a first generation American of German descent. What takes this thirsty man back to Oktoberfest in Munich every year since 2004? Read his fascinating story to find out! My name is Pete Kühn and am- along with my brothers- first generation Americans living in the...
Oktoberfest Legend Ken Sutton

Oktoberfest Legend – Ken Sutton

I’m from New South Wales in Australia, my first visit to Oktoberfest was in 2014 with my wife and son. With no idea what to expect, when I walked into the beer tents I thought I had died and gone to beer heaven. In fact we all had such a great time that we came back in 2016 for a...

Oktoberfest 2016 Roundup

With 5.6 million visitors, Oktoberfest 2016 once again remained the world’s largest beer festival. While numbers were slightly down from last year (when 5.9 million attended) due to cool and often rainy weather, the additional security measures announced this year did not deter...
Oktoberfest Security

New Oktoberfest Security Announced – Backpack Ban and Fence Coming

New security measures for Oktoberfest in Munich have been announced, with a ban on backpacks and large bags, as well as a fence which will be erected around the festival grounds. The organising committee of the event made the decision yesterday in light of the recent security...
German Beer

Bring Your German Beer Knowledge

If Germany had an official alcoholic beverage, it would probably be beer. But what is it exactly about German beer that the rest of the world loves? Want to drink the best German beer? Join us for a taste sensation. According to the Reinheitsgebot, beer brewed in Germany must...
Oktoberfest Legend Chris Barton-Fox

Oktoberfest Legend – Chris Barton-Fox, UK

Meet Chris, who’ll be at Oktoberfest this year for his 50th visit (yes you read that right: fifty), raising a glass in the beer tents every year bar two since the age of 16. Could this be the greatest Oktoberfest Legend ever? Read his amazing story and decide for yourself. Prost!...