Happy Oktoberfest! In Germany, Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival leading up to the first Sunday in October. This Bavarian tradition has been around for over 200 years, celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) to Princess Therese. Bars, pubs, and breweries across the country are celebrating with their own festivals, centered around a few things: beer, food, and fun with friends. To find an Oktoberfest celebration near you, check out BeerFests.com. They are a social network and ticket seller for beer festivals across the country, so you are bound to find at least one nearby!
When you are at an Oktoberfest celebration, you will likely find local breweries' Oktoberfest brand of beer. These brews are usually made especially for the fall season, and are (more often than not) delightfully hoppy and flavorful. If you want to celebrate the fall season but are not a fan of hops, breweries usually have some kind of cider available. Another staple of fall beer drinking is the pumpkin-flavored beers, which are usually served in a glass with a rim of cinnamon sugar.
Of course, there is much more to do at a beer festival than to enjoy a refreshing, cold brew. Food is a large part of Oktoberfest as well. Traditionally, schnitzel, dumplings and pretzels are served, among a myriad of other German dishes. At many of the beer festivals across America, you can get these dishes, as well as some foods that are not so traditional to Oktoberfest. Many local restaurants have their own food trucks that they take to outdoor festivals. These trucks make it possible for you to enjoy everything from pizza to hamburgers to a grilled cheese. In addition, local music is a staple of festivals. You might experience the traditional Oompah music of Oktoberfest, or you might get a band covering your favorite classic rock tunes. The possibilities are endless.
Oktoberfest is a great way to spend time with friends while enjoying great music, good food, and of course, a responsible amount of beer. Send your loved one a GiftFly to enjoy at a festival today, and of course, PROST!