Coming to you live from Germany! OK OK, we’re actually in our apartment in Leeds and we just transformed it into an Oktoberfest party over here but you get the gist. What do you think? Would you like to come party with us? Hell yeah you would!
Between you and me, I’m not a huge of fan of beer but there a few different ones that I can stomach, especially a fruity beer, I’m all over that! I thought I would put together a few fun facts about Oktoberfest because who doesn’t want to learn more about the most celebrated beer festival in the world that happens each year in Munich.
Oktoberfest Doesn’t Start In October
Oktoberfest originally did start in October back in 1810 and only took place for one week. Since then, the festival has been extended and it now begins in September. The main reason for this is due to the warmer weather in September compared to October, as it encourages visitors to stay for even longer throughout the night. This obviously means that you’re going to be drinking more beer but we’re not going to complain about that now are we.
Who Doesn’t Love A Glass Stein
Even though I’m not a huge beer drinker, I sure do love a glass stein and this one is from the lovely team at Beer Hawk. Even though I might not be in Germany, I do feel part of the celebrations with one of these glasses in hand and as you can see, Gareth looks right at home. It wasn’t until 1892 that beer was served in glass mugs as they were traditionally made out of stone, followed by metal and more commonly these days, the huge glass steins.
Hosting Your Own Oktoberfest
How amazing would it be to hold your own Oktoberfest in Munich? Well good luck as apparently there is a waiting list for up to 20 years. Wow! I would advise you to get on that list pronto if you’re keen on having your beer stall on the menu at this fest one day.
Where Is Oktoberfest Held?
Oktoberfest takes place in Munich and back in 2017, a total of over seven million people attended the fest over the three weeks. That’s just insane!
Do They Literally Just Serve Beer?
There are some wine and champagne options available within the tents if that is more your vibe or if you’re looking for a change instead of drinking beer all day. Just to point out as well that the legal drinking age at Oktoberfest is 16 but for spirits you would need to be 18.
Are There Any Food Options?
Yes, Oktoberfest has a selection of delicious treats for you to purchase. I want to go to Oktoberfest just to try the salt-strewn pretzels which apparently are super popular and the never endless dessert options. They of course have the typical traditional sausages to try and slow-roasted butter chicken. Yummmmmm!
Are you going to Oktoberfest this year? Gareth and I will be holding our own little party with Beer Hawk. They have an incredible selection of beer options if you did want to check them out.
Although this post isn’t sponsored these images were captured as part of the Beer Hawk campaign I shot for Instagram, I was under no obligation to post this blog and all my opinions are my own.