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Liter Steins and German Tradition at Munich’s Oktoberfest

Liter Steins and German Tradition at Munich’s Oktoberfest

After a quick stop in Belgium to investigate some traditional Belgian brewing practices, I hopped on a plane to Munich for the famed Oktoberfest. I got a sneak peak into Oktoberfest previously at J. Gilbert’s, but my sense was that the real thing would take it to the next level. The history is storied. Now the world’s largest fair held at Theresienwiese, die Weisn, to the locals, it got its start in 1810 as a celebration of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Festival, Beer Week

Oktoberfest @ J. Gilbert’s

Oktoberfest @ J. Gilbert’s

Last night, I had the opportunity to be the beer expert at J. Gilbert’s version of Oktoberfest. J. Gilbert’s is a steakhouse located in McLean, Virginia, and puts on various alcohol and food pairings each month. With Oktoberfest starting this weekend, the theme was set. I had never been the emcee of a beer tasting–I’ve more just partaken and occasionally only salivated at the menus–so this was a unique chance to test my knowledge of Germany’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bars, J. Gilberts, Tastings