Oktoberfest Has Begun!

Hello Again Fellow Beer Lovers!

OKTOBERFEST (Source: http://www.economicalexcursionists.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Hacker-Pschorr-Tent-1024×599.jpg)

Last September 18, 2015 was the start of Oktoberfest! It is a 16 day long celebration that starts on the third weekend of September and ends till the first Sunday of October.

With me being a beer geek and all, I always would want to know about the whats and whys of beer culture and the history of this event is founded on love. Is it love for beer? I guess so (it happened later in history though). The truth lies in the marriage of Prince Ludwig (who later became King Ludwig) to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12 October 1810. The citizens of München (Munich) celebrated with a horse races. I bet it was fun since they decided to celerate it every year since then in the Theresienwiese (Therese’s Fields). 

Now, the Oktoberfest that we know and love is a celebration mostly for beer now that started later with the inclusion of beer provisions in the festival which later evolved to beer tents and the rest is history.

Today, Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival in the world which is not only celerated in Germany but all around in the world. The Philippines is also one of those places to celebrate this great tradition.

First off, Brotzeit Philippines (https://www.facebook.com/Brotzeit-Philippines-100213756826417/timeline/) will have it’s celebrations for Oktoberfest on September 26, October 10 and October 23. I’ll definitely be there with my beer friends on the 26th and I hope you guys will be there as well. The Beer is good and the sausages are divine. This is definitely a great place to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Source: Brotzeit Philippines Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/100213756826417/photos/a.100219196825873.226.100213756826417/504793133035142/?type=1

On another note, the German Club of Manila (https://www.facebook.com/german.club.manila.philippines) will also have their celebrations for Oktoberfest. They have it every year at Sofitel. I actually bought a Bierstein and an Oktoberfest Hat years ago but I’m out of town as of the moment.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/german.club.manila.philippines/photos/a.159848487424309.39215.120838374658654/897165810359236/?type=1
Source: https://www.facebook.com/german.club.manila.philippines/photos/a.159848487424309.39215.120838374658654/897165810359236/?type=1

These are the events happening in Manila and around the country for Oktoberfest that I do not know of as of now and I’m sure that there are other places out there that are celebrating the worldwide phenomenon.

Leave a reply if there are other events out there and I’ll update this post to reflect these events.


Beerman out!

California Pilgrimage: Hard Knox Cafe

(The California Pilgrimage is my one month journey around California encompassing various activities but overall, these posts will be about beer. This title is directly from the first episode of Michael Jackson’s old show called The Beer Hunter. A True Beer Geek must know about Michael Jackson. If you don’t, you’re either a poser or someone who is starting out the journey through the Elixir of Life. I hope you are the latter.)

During my first week of my California vacation, I wasn’t as intoxicated as the series will suggest. It was during my fourth day in my vacation when my grandfather wanted to eat out for lunch. Since my younger cousin was free since it was vacation time, she decided to bring us to Hard Knox Cafe. Cood call cousin. Love you mucho!

Forgive me for the lack of a store front and a decent picture. I was focused on eating that day.

As usual, every meal for me should have a consideration of a beer accompaniment (I love cities where you can order a craft beer almost anywhere) and to that extent, I was very happy with my selection.

Continue reading “California Pilgrimage: Hard Knox Cafe”