Bavarian beer - Unique world wide
Whereas elsewhere beer is seen as a drink of pleasure in Bavaria it is considered more as a basic food (although we do of course still enjoy it!). It’s hardly surprising when you look at the statistics: on average a Bavarian consumes from birth to the grave some 150 litres (40 gallons) of beer per year putting Bavarians right at the top of the beer consuming list of states in Germany.
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There were already beer regulations in a number of Bavarian towns and cities centuries before this, but it was only the regulation of 1516 that became established throughout Bavaria – and after a substantial delay, in the 20th century, throughout Germany too.
Off to a great start. The beer garden season officially starts in May in true style round the maypole with traditional May dances and a barrel of tasty “Maibock”. More about the fine diffenence ...
There are some 40 types of beer and over 4,000 brands of Bavarian beer. Here is an overview of the principal beers:
In summer all roads eventually lead to a beer garden. And good job too for it is here that the highly valued and highly refreshing state drink – also known as liquid gold - awaits both tourists and locals alike.
All you want to know about the Oktoberfest in Munich - the world's largest folk festival.
Picturesque streets, magnificent architecture, stunning art and culture everywhere you look... AND it’s a city of beer, too. Nine breweries, two malt houses, countless inns and taverns focusing on beer, and beer cellars all invite visitors to explore the culture of beer in Franconia.
Urban flair and rural charm, treasures of art, traditional customs and high tech – this unusual mixture has brought Munich to worldwide prominence. But what really crowns Munich’s popularity is the one thing people all over the world associate with the city: beer!
The new Maisel’s Beer Adventure World (Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt) is home to what is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most extensive beer museum and a brewery experience found nowhere else in Europe: more than 100 different craft beers are served there, over 20 of them on tap.
Festivities, events and special exhibitions celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Act).
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