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Bend: Catch a bus to Mt. Angel Oktoberfest, Sept. 19

Folks in Bend and Central Oregon—if you were interested in going over to this weekend’s Mount Angel Oktoberfest, the local Bend homebrew club, the Central Oregon Homebrewers Organization, has chartered a bus to do just that for this Saturday, September 19. Details are here: This year COHO has reserved a charter bus to take members to this fantastic event.  The bus will pick us up at a central location in Bend, and take us directly … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest around Oregon (2015 edition)

This Saturday, September 19, is the official start of Oktoberfest for 2015, and fittingly there are a number of Oktoberfest celebrations taking place across the state the same day. Of course the celebrations aren’t confined to just the one day; so this year I thought I’d write a round-up post of the various Oktoberfests taking place, this weekend and beyond, around Oregon. I’ll be updating this article if I come across more events so bookmark this post … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2012: Day 6: Mönchshof Weihnachtsbier

For as important and influential as Germany is when it comes to beer, there doesn’t seem to be a strong tradition of Weihnachten (“Christmas”) beers—most of the ones I’ve seen are Oktoberfest-styled beers brewed special for the holidays, but there don’t seem to be many. Yet what Advent calendar would be complete without at least one German beer on it—after all, Advent is a very important part of the German Christmas tradition, with Advent calendars and … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest officially starts today

Today is the official start of Oktoberfest which also happens to coincide with the first day of Autumn—I guess that means it’s also time to start officially drinking the harvest beers! (Of course we all have already, but who’s counting?) Oktoberfest runs from September 22 through October 7 this year, and the official Munich Oktoberfest celebration—the 179th—is expecting a mind-boggling seven million visitors during these next two weeks. When you consider that amount of people … Continue reading →