This one-off festival will celebrate 500 years of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot - Beer Purity Law.
TIME TO CELEBRATE: There will be a three-day festival to celebrate 500 years
of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot - Beer Purity Law
KEEPING IT CLEAN: It's the Reinheitsgebot that has kept
German beer so fresh and pure
for 500 years.
The festival will take place on Friday, July 22 from midday to 11pm, July 23 from 10am to midnight and July 24 from 11am to 8pm. Proceedings will start with a tapping of the first keg at Odeonsplatz on midday on the Friday. Odeonsplatz, Ludwig Strasse, Brienner Strasse and Wittelsbacher Platz will be filled with beer tents, amusements and stalls where visitors will be able try libations from 125 different Bavarian breweries.
Draught beer will be served in 300ml souvenir glasses, which you will be able to keep for €3. Most beer will also cost €3, so your first beer will be €6, then you can just asking for refills and take the glass home at the end of the day.
There will also be plenty of traditional Bavarian food on offer, including Obatzte (cheese spread), Schäufele (pork shoulder), and Weisswurst (white sausage). Three large stages will host Bavarian folk bands as well as Dixieland, rhythm and blues, swing and big bands.
There will also be whip crackers, traditional costume dancers and the historic dance of the coopers (barrel makers). Admission will be free.
Download the official brochure (in English and German) here.
THANKS: If it wasn't for the Bavarain Beer Purity Law, we wouldn't have this...
The festival will take place at Odeonsplatz, Ludwig Strasse, Brienner Strasse
and Wittelsbacher Platz .
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