This week in Drink — Oktoberfest 2021

It was the marriage of future Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810 that laid the foundation for Oktoberfest. All of Munich was invited to celebrate the nuptials. Horses were run, and beer was drunk—this is Bavaria we’re talking about. The people loved it. So much so that the following year they decided … Continue reading This week in Drink — Oktoberfest 2021

Running Down a Dream: Dispatches from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. It’s all about you guys!” Great American Beer Festival director Nancy Johnson yelled to the brewers packed into the Denver Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom. Every seat was filled and hundreds more stood against the wall, all eagerly waiting to see if their hard work would pay off; … Continue reading Running Down a Dream: Dispatches from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

Know your brew: Oktoberfest/Märzen

This article originally appeared in Boulder Weekly. It all started with a wedding, specifically, the marriage of Ludwig, Bavaria’s future king, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. All of Munich was invited to the celebration, which lasted for five days. A horse race was held to mark the nuptials, and copious amounts … Continue reading Know your brew: Oktoberfest/Märzen