Johannisfeuer Midsummer Celebration, Bischberg, Germany
Johannisfeuer, the Bavarian celebration of the summer solstice in Bischberg, Germany. I’ve included a video of the lighting of the fire by the local fire department and some pix of the food, beer and band. Happy summer!
Bergkirchweihfest, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Huge beer fest in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany! Huge pretzels, huge crowds, huge Ferris wheel, and, of course, huge beers!
German “Labor Day” — May 1st
May Day, or Europe’s Labor Day, is on 1 May every year. In Bamberg, samba bands and entertainment accompanies local beer and good food along with the spring sunshine.
Bischberg, Germany, 1000-Year Anniversary Fest
Photos and description of a small German Bavarian village’s 1000th anniversary – fest, beer, bands and fun!
Hofbräuhaus in St. Petersburg, FL vs. Munich
Is the St. Petersburg, FL, Hofbrauhaus the same as the original beer hall in Munich? Read this article to find out; I’ve been to both and make a comparison, including pictures.
Hops! Prolific Hops Fields in Pfaffenhofen, Germany
A serendipitous visit to Bavaria’s hops fields near Pfaffenhofen. Much of the world’s hops is grown in this area and an Autobahn traffic jam forced me through the hops bines in Bavaria.
Andechs Abbey, Dießen and Herrsching in Southern Bavaria, Germany
On a hilltop in Bavaria just south of Munich lies the Andechs Abbey, famous for the monk-made beer, beautiful hiking, organic dairy and produce and an all-around monastery/brewery German experience. Nearby are the lakefront towns of Dießen and Herrsching, known to German locals as relaxing places to kick back.
Starkbierfest, Munich, Germany
During Lent, Bavarians observe what is known as Starkbierfest, or Strong Beer Fest. At that time, uber-strong beer can be had at the breweries and it will knock you down. It’s said that monks, who fasted during Lent, subsisted on this strong brew.
Organic Beer at Asher Brewing Company in Boulder, CO
Asher turns out respectable, locally sourced organic beer in Boulder County, Colorado. The small taproom is big on hospitality, with a nice outdoor area to enjoy good weather – and bring your dogs.
Tour New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and Drink Fat Tire Beer
A visit to a very congenial brewery and taproom, New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado. You might know its Fat Tire beer. In my experience, New Belgium’s digs could qualify as a beer garten in many ways, including the way people are invited to hang out there, take the free tour, and feel comfortable…