Goodbye Oktoberfest

Well, it’s the start of October, and that means the curtains have come down on another fantastic Oktoberfest in Munich. The beer festival extravaganza takes place over a number of weeks in a 42 Hectare park called Theresienwiese. It is estimated that over 6 million people flock to the festival each year. This year the festival started on the 17th of September and finished on the 3rd of October.

Oktoberfest has been in existence in some shape or form since 1810. When King Ludwig 1, married Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on the 12th of October 1810; the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the Royal celebrations. The festival is steeped in history and it should be on every beer or even culture lover’s bucket list.

The wonderful beer served at Oktoberfest must be brewed within the city limits of Munich and they must adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, which are a strict set of regulations surrounding the amount of ingredients which can be used to brew German beer. These regulations have led to some mind numbingly delicious beers.

Although Oktoberfest has drawn to a close and not everyone had the pleasure to attend the actual festival in Munich, you can still buy these premium Oktoberfest beers in your local Molloy’s Off License or online.

Spatenbräu: Lovely amber in colour, with aromas of biscuit, spice and grassy hops. Excellent flavours of roasted biscuit malts with some delightful spicy hops.

Buy Spatenbräu Online

Erdinger Oktoberfest: Lovely hazy golden colour, with some nice wheat and clove aromas. Some nice wheat, bread and toffee flavours.

 Buy Erdinger Oktoberfest Online

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