WTF is Oktoberfest?

You may have noticed that every September your favorite breweries and beer lovers gear up for Oktoberfest.

You also may be wondering…WTF is Oktoberfest?

Is it a drinking holiday? What are we celebrating exactly?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’m about to lay down a brief history of Oktoberfest for you so you can impress all your friends…

Over 200 years ago, on October 12, 1810, Kronprinz Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen got hitched in Munich. It was kind of a big deal so everyone celebrated with multiple days of feasting, horse races, and…you guessed it…drinking!

As you can imagine, the people of Bavaria loved taking time off work to celebrate this celebrity marriage so the festival became an annual event known as Oktoberfest. The people wanted to celebrate more and more and the festival grew to take up 2 whole weeks. Eventually they moved it to the end of September when the days are longer and warmer than October in Munich. These days Oktoberfest takes place in a meadow outside of Munich’s city center and in breweries around the world…

Including here in Tahoe!

At Alibi we are celebrating Oktoberfest by releasing 2 new beers for you: Oktoberfest and Altbier! Stay tuned for our email update next Tuesday (9/19) for details on all things Oktoberfest at Alibi. Pröst!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Be the first to hear about new beers, events and all things Alibi Awesomeness.