October First. What a great time to start blogging about beer. Oktoberfest is in full swing and I’ll be heading out to a local German restaurant to partake in the festivities. Marzen, pretzels, and brats!
Marzen is the unofficial beer of Oktoberfest and after doing a little reading I found that back in the day, Bavarians were not allowed to brew beer between April and September due to fire hazards of the warm, dry, Summer months. The beer was brewed in March, or Marzen in German, and stored underground until Oktoberfest. So, off I go to celebrate tapping the casks and to a new season of brewing.