The 2022 Bier Immersion onslaught and Oktoberfest visit are in full planning mode. Please follow along with this year’s unique adventure. Here's the countdown to the start of Oktoberfest 2022...

Our 2022 trip is planned to follow our 2021 hopes with a Bier Immersion Tour of various German cities and bier styles, ending in München for Oktoberfest. The cities on our radar include Berlin, Leipzig, Dusseldorf, Köln and Bamberg; 14 Sept thru 27 Sept.

Visit Dave Finlay's Oktoberfest Resources site to learn more about our past visits, some history and interesting anecdotes.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Yippee Yee Ha!

If you had any doubts, Oktoberfest 2022 is now truly a reality. The construction on the Wiesn has begun. Click on the live feed above to check it out.

I cannot figure out yet how to automatically start the feed. If any of you experts know, let me know.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Prost from Senj, Croatia

 Enjoying a good lager from North Croatia!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Everyone is booked!

Should have posted yesterday, but all of the intrepid travelers for this year’s trip are booked! The last holdout, Dopplebach, has booked his flights.

Well, actually, there might be yet another, but no commitment yet; Flying Dan will need to provide an update if that happens.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Beer in Croatia

 Enjoying the frosty cold beverage we have heard so much about.  

Paging the Dutch

We haven’t heard from Barbus or Schlumburger Lady in quite awhile. Hopefully if everyone comments one of them will respond.


Thursday, June 02, 2022

 Keith, I did not know that you had this many medals for Bier drinking!

The official beer price for 2022 at Oktoberfest

The price of beer at Oktoberfest 2022 will range from €12.60 to €13.80, an average of 15.77 percent more than in 2019.

While the prices have increased the exchange rate will hep us.

Read the details here.

Drinking a Maß


Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Map Fun

Hello I thoght this might be helpful before our trip.  You know me I like maps!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Wake Up Oktoberfestians!

The airline mask mandates have been removed (at least domestically), most mask mandates in Europe have been removed, let's just hope the next step is the testing requirements for entry into the countries. Still need to show proof of vaccination though in most places. There are still 5 more months to go and anything can happen so let's keep our proverbial fingers crossed. The next milestone is the decision to move forward with the Oktoberfest. There should be an official decision by mid-late May, but all indications are looking positive. This intrepid group of Oktoberfestians is committed to travel even if the Oktoberfest is not happening. Plenty of things to do on the Bier Immersion tour and day trips/bier gardens in München. 

Most of our planning is complete for the trip. All hotels have been reserved and most of us (hint hint Dopplebock) have our flight reservations. Committed participants include:

    Designated Walker
    Flying Dan

What's up with the rest of the regulars? Barley Man? Schlumberger Lady? Barbus? Einfahrt? Well, maybe Einfahrt can't be considered a regular anymore 😄  Nonetheless, it is never too late. This could be your last chance at an organized group visit to The Fatherland.

Let's begin to pick up the posting volume. Even if it is trivial, it shows you are actually interested. One key topic for discussion could be the possible venues to visit in the cities we will sample. We have limited time in a couple so thinking ahead will help.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

 I got a notification Keith!

Southern France?

 While I'm still an uncommitted traveler,  is there interest France, Paris, or southern around Nice?

I haven't used this in a while.  Does it still work? 

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Sunday, March 06, 2022

We are in full planning mode !

This year's group of Oktoberfestians is in full planning mode for our trip. Now it is mostly waiting, bier training, and possibly convincing non-participants to, you know, get off their arses. Travel to Europe is open (f*ck Putin), and even if, heaven forbid, the 'Fest is cancelled again, the crew plans to travel. 

A remake of 2021's plans for a Bier Immersion tour is once again in play. We will visit Berlin, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Köln, Bamberg (day trip to Kulmbach) and then München. Chugger and Designated Walker have a pre-trip to Italy planned, as well as a post-trip to Slovenia. Flying Dan is also considering extracurricular activities. 

The following Oktoberfestians have been confirmed for the trip:

    Chugger (but of course)
    Designated Walker
    Flying Dan

Still to be heard from officially:

    Barley Man
    Schlumberger Lady

We welcome any and all those not mentioned to join the revelry. All hotels have been reserved and some airline reservations have been made. Start cranking up the posts, and more trip specifics will begin to emerge.

Here's a Blast From The Past...

Friday, February 18, 2022

Oktoberfest 2022 Logo / Mug / Poster Design

 Here is the winning logo for this year. Let's hope we can see it in person.....