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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wine Proverb

Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep well, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Therefore, drink wine and be saved.
-Medieval German Proverb

Makes sense, no?

Monday, March 28, 2011

At the Wine Tent

For some reason my web server ( is not web serving very well, and I don't have the time (or inclination) to debug it at this point in time.  So, I give you BarleyMan and Einfahrt at The Wine Tent.

Something to think about...

A glass of wine

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine..
And those who don't and are always
seen with a bottle of water in their hand.

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, Scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
1 litre of water each day,
At the end of the year we would have absorbed More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria Found in feces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop.

We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) Because alcohol has to go through a purification process Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Water = Poop,
Wine = Health
Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid, Than to drink water and be full of $hit..

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Day trip?

Possible Day trip for 2011? Oldest brewery in the world...

Chugger's Score Card

From The BDG2M Store...

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Beer Halls?

I see you mention your "favorite beer halls" in the Oktoberfest Resource Page. Which might those be?? I have been going through the BDG2M and I have so many that I want to hit. A really great book. So glad I got it...

Spike in Catholic Church attendance

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Getting OLD

I'm 40 yrs. old and my biggest fear is getting old..... Until I saw this photograph.

Just Because

I didn't have anything to say I just wanted to share..

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This was the Runner up to the offical logo for Oktoberfest 2011. I think I would have gone with this one myself. It has a certain something I just like...

Friday, March 18, 2011


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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh

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In Pittsburgh Today

Hard to say that, being the Big Browns Fan I am. However, there will be good news.

Stopping at the Hofbrauhaus later. That will make all of the "official" ones.

Photos later.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oktoberfest ! Prost!

Happy St. Patrick's day!

Hope all my good Oktoberfest friends are tipping one to the man in green today!

I expect to see photos of 6am Green Donuts and Guinesses... ;-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beer Facts


• Beer is the third most popular beverage in the world, comes right after tea and water.
• In the middle ages, monks who brewed beer were allowed to drink 5 quarts of beer per day. (That’s about 5.3 litres)
• The oldest written recipe ever known is beer.
• Beer is a staple food in Bavaria.
• Baking and brewing went together in the Medieval Period. This explains why women were called ale wives as they were the first European brewers.
• During the ancient Babylonia, a merchant could be put to death for diluting a beer.
• In Germany, there is a beer ice cream in popsicle form, but its alcohol content is lower than the classic beer.
• Beer is made by the fermentation caused by the bacteria feeding on yeast cells and defecating. The excrement from the bacteria is called alcohol.
• According to the World Book of Encyclopedia, people throughout the world consume about 30 billion gallons of beer annually. It continues to rise due to an increased amount of under-age drinkers and an increase in the variety of beers.
• Oktoberfest beer in the tents is only served full strength and in a 1 litre steins.

From the Airport

I have contacted the Alfa hotel to ask about complementary transport to and from the airport. They replied that there was a bus that stops every 20 minutes for 10.50 Euros per person that would take us to the hotel. The time we went we just used the underground train to get to the hotel. And as I remember it took a bit the get there. What do you guys usually take from the airport and why?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Best German Beer Joke

When looking up information on the best beer in Germany (what can I say I work for the Goverment) I came across this joke..

After work, all the brew masters from the Munich breweries sit together in a pub. Needless to say, each brewer orders beer from his own brand, i.e. the Löwenbräu guy orders Löwenbräu, the Hacker-Pschorr guy orders Hacker-Pschorr, and so on. Last one to go is the Augustiner guy. He orders a Coke. Everybody is stunned, asking - "why?" - "Well", he finally says with a wide grin, "if you are not ordering a beer, then I won't, too."

Beer Tent Line

What time do you guys suggest for getting in line for a seat at one of the beer tents to guarantee a place in the tent?

Hotel Alfa Bar


Hey I see the Alfa has “House Bar you may relax in a pleasant atmosphere; Open daily 24 hours”. Do they have someone serving alcohol 24hrs a day?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Betrunken and his family

Betrunken, his dad, mom, sister, and pregnant wife at family Oktoberfest party. German food, beer, music, tent and lights. about 70 people attended.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Betrunken and Alkoholische at the National Harbor Oktoberfest 2010. Fun but not Muchen...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Which Tent??

Which tent do you enjoy visiting the most during Oktoberfest???

Friday, March 04, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Some Previous Oktoberfest Logos

Offical 2011 Oktoberfest Logo

The Dirndls Bow

Just an interesting fact - With Dirndls it’s very important to know where to tie the bow: married women wear it tied to the right; single women on the left side. In this manner men know a woman’s availability right away. Though for me whatever side they are tied on cleavage always takes the center stage…

Drink Your Share

The German bier industry is in trouble, and every little bit helps.  Be prepared to sacrifice and contribute to the well being of a culture and product we so dearly enjoy.

Reference this article on "brauereisterben" uncovered by Einfahrt.