Dates 2021: March - AprilThe weeks between carnival and Easter should be used for inner reflection - after all, it is Lent. Traditionally, the strong beer tapping takes place every year in Bavaria around Joseph's Day (19 March) and numerous breweries and inns organise traditional festivals. Each of the Munich breweries brews its own strong beer which has an alcohol content of above 7% during lent which has such melodious names as:
- Delicator (Hofbräuhaus)
- Triumphator (Löwenbräu)
- Animator (Hacker- Pschorr)
- Maximator (Augustiner)
Everyone is there who is someone and no politicians are able to escape when it comes to "Derblecken", where politicians have to face their critics. The Märzen beer has been brewed since the October beer festival of 1871. Due to its high original gravity, this beer stays fresh longer than all other beers which were breed before it so that it can only be served during the festival.