1. The Big Apple Goes Big
NYC extends the traditional German festival by almost half a month. The actual Oktoberfest in Munich is only 16 days long. Any excuse to continue drinking beer out of a boot, right?
2. A Guaranteed Traffic Jam
Oktoberfest is the largest people’s fair in the world. Over 6 million people attend annually.
3. Oktoberfest Moves Onward
Chicagoans and Washingtonians, along with countless other cities across the US, have gotten into the Oktoberfest celebrations and now dedicate special days for beer, brats, and bands.
4. Not Just for Weddings
The largest chicken dance was held during Oktoberfest. Around 48,000 people participated.
5. Meat for Miles
Over 120,000 pairs of pork sausage is consumed during the festival.
6. Don’t Be That Guy
People that pass out at the festival are called Bierleichen, which is German for beer corpses.
7. A Tented Affair
In 1913, the largest Oktoberfest beer tent ever was founded and held about 12,000 people.
Every Friday afternoon during our weekly team meeting at SideTour, we select one cocktail to enjoy as a group. This week, we’re bending the rules and opening a couple bottles of beer. Sent to us by our investors at Foundry Group, it was brewed and bottled by Matt Galligan and Ryan McIntyre in San Francisco.
Want to brew your own beer? We have an experience for that.
Liquidation Preference Spring Equinox Ale - Batch #1:
This fermentation sponsored by Foundry Group in Boulder, CO.
Contains: Malt, hops, yeast, condensed fog
Alcohol Content: 6-8% by volume (we’re not sure)
(Not responsible for any stupid investments made while consuming)