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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...
Origins of Oktoberfest

The Origin of Oktoberfest in Munich

One of the most popular travel destinations in Germany isn’t the capital, it’s Munich. Every year in late September people in their millions flock to the city for Oktoberfest, a festival celebrating everything to do with Bavarian culture and beer. Want to celebrate with us? Join...
Beer Drinking Destination

Why Germany is the World’s Favourite Beer Drinking Destination

Recent findings from the Nation Brands Index have revealed that Germany is at the forefront of the world in many industries. And when it comes to the manufacture and brewing of beer, there is no one better as ensured by the Reinheitsgebot, or the ‘German Beer Purity Law’. The...
Beer drinking law Oktoberfest

The Beer Drinking Law of Oktoberfest

As with the greatest of celebration of anything in life, there are rules. The strict regulations on what is served at Oktoberfest come down from the German Brewers Federation. Beers must contain only malted barley (contains gluten), yeast, hops, and water. Originating in 1487 and...
Beer Halls to Beer Tents

From the Beer Halls to the Beer Tents

Beer halls were the earliest ways that local patrons had their fill. Breweries began to set up tables outside in the summer so that a strong draught could be enjoyed straight from the keg on a hot day. Over time, this practice led to the idea of the beer gardens which have become...
Beer Revival in Germany

Is There Need of a Beer Revival in Germany?

Germany, a country that has sustained an industry on the back of a five-century-old purity brewing law called the Reinheitsgebot, and home to the world’s oldest operational brewery (the Weihenstephan) may be changing its ways. Beer consumption across the country has been steadily...
Munich Beer Garden (Henning Schlottmann / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

How Germany’s Beer Gardens Started Oktoberfest

If you’ve ever been to Munich for Oktoberfest then you’ll first-hand how much Germans love beer. If you have time in the lead up to the festival why not take a look around some of Germany’s most beloved beer gardens (Biergarten) and see where it all got started? The...
The Dirndl

The Dirndl: Traditional Germanic Beauty Still Current

Here we look at the ever-popular dirndl, the various styles of dirndls available, and how its popularity has persisted until today. The Bavarian Dress of Choice When in an Oktoberfest beer tent, you’ll see just about every woman decked out in the traditional dirndl. The dirndl is...