Season 1, Episode
18 - This week, we’re going to Germany and
It’s Oktoberfest! This week on the show, we’re drinking four
different German brews, three of which are Oktoberfest beers
from Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräu, and the last, another beer from
Weihenstephaner, their Korbinian doppelbock.
Greg is studying for his
Certified Cicerone® exam, and it just so happens
that he’s researching Germany and its breweries and beers. Not only
did he provide all of the beer for the show this week, he steps up
and drops knowledge on the history of Oktoberfest and its beer.
Oktoberfest Beers from
Weihenstephaner, Hofbräu, and Paulaner. Also, Weihenstephaner
Korbinian Doppelbock for good measure.
Oktoberfest began as a festival in 1810 that lasted 16 days, from
late September to early October, and celebrated the wedding of
Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The beer made for
the festival, called Märzen (which means “March”), was
traditionally brewed in March, and lagered for four to five months.
The 16-day beer-drinking extravaganza was closed with horse races,
and then probably a good week or so of recovery.
One really cool thing about these German imports is that they are
very high quality brews that are fairly inexpensive. So, get
together with your buddies, buy a couple cases of German brews, and
learn about the roots and history of beer.
Until next week, brew the shit out of it! Prost!
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