Inky Beer Factoid: September 27

On this day in 1859, Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria, decided to build a brewery because he was dissatisfied with the beer in Munich. He recruited the brewmaster of Geisenfeld Monastery, Heimeran Pongraz, to plan and supervise the construction of Hofbräuhaus (the “ducal brewery”), and to be its first master brewer. Today, the brewery…

Inky Beer Factoid: September 17

On this day in 2005, the first day of Oktoberfest began. Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival, in Munich, celebrating the 1810 Wedding of Bavaria’s Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The town gathered for the wedding and chose to recreate the event each year thereafter. Oktoberfest now begins in late September and continues through…

Inky Beer Factoid: August 10

On this day in 1896, Hofbräuhaus brewery was built on the Innere Wiener Strasse because the Hofbräuhaus on the Platzl in Munich, Germany outgrew its space. It is now the Hofbräukeller. Interestingly, Adolf Hitler made his first public speech in this beer hall in 1919. The Platzl was the place to enjoy royal Hofbräu beer…

Happy Oktoberfest!

It’s that time of year again where beer lovers and the beginning of fall unite on the morning of the autumnal equinox… Oktoberfest! Going to the original Munich Oktoberfest is one of Dr. B’s and my Bucket List items. Maybe 2013? Click on the photo below for the locals guide to Oktoberfest. Prost! And to…