Food & Drink

German Home Brewing on the Rise as Beer Lovers Seek New Tastes

More and more hobby brewers in Germany are making their own beer in the kitchen, the cellar or garage. When it comes to beer, Jan Evermann of Greifswald is uncompromising. Four times a year, the doctor starts up his hobby brewery in his garden. He shreds malt, heats the mash …

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Oktoberfest mug Masskrug
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Official 2018 Oktoberfest Mug Presented

Gingerbread hearts, beer mugs, a tuba, pretzels and the giant Ferris wheel: These internationally known symbols all adorn this year’s Masskrug, or litre-mug, for Munich’s Oktoberfest. Presenting the mug at the Oktoberfest site on Thursday, cabaret artist Martin Frank said it displayed “everything that we Bavarians love.” According to dpa …

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Berlin beer fesitavl
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Hops & Heat – Berlin Beer Festival Gets Underway

Berlin Opens ‘world’s longest beer garden’ in 30+ Temperatures. As Berlin experiences sustained summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, the city on Friday launched a weekend of beer-drinking at the International Beer Festival, which occupies a 2.2-kilometre stretch of a wide, central boulevard. The “world’s longest beer garden,” as the …

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‘Wholesome’ Label Brings Beer Brawl to Top German Court

There are many things to be said about German beer. But a legal fight about an advertising campaign means “wholesome” might soon be a word marketers explicitly can’t use. Germans have a whole vocabulary for beer, with regional dialects and local favourites creating a vast range of choice when choosing …

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Oktoberfest beer price 2017
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Oktoberfest Beer Prices Set To Rise?

Munich officials reject beer price cap plan for Oktoberfest. City officials in Munich on Wednesday denied a request to cap beer prices for Oktoberfest at 10.70 euros (11.80 dollars) per litre for a period of three years. After a heated debate between officials and organizers of the beer festival, Munich’s …

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German fire engine beer
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Fire Engine on Thirst Fighting Mission

Beer based emergency?  This German fire engine can extinguish any type of thirst. Gerhold Becker and Sonja Heideroth from Borken, a small town in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, own a very special kind of vehicle. They have converted a 31 year-old fire engine previously used by the Bavarian fire …

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