In my opinion this is the best time of the year to go to a bar and have a beer! It's Oktoberfest and the Oktoberfest brews are aplenty. I remember a few years ago Sam Addams was the only one at the local pubs (which still happens to be my favorite). That is no more; it seems as if the entire beer industry has finally realized that the Oktoberfest brew is fantastic and more popular than ever. Now how can you tell these different beers apart? They have similar colors and smells....Give up?? The promotional glass mugs of course. Almost every brewery has supplied the local watering holes with these glasses to entice patrons to try their brand. Probably a good idea with 7 MILLION LITERS being consumed within the month! Want to know how this all started? See below, compliments of Wikipedia:
Oktoberfest is a 16-day festival celebrating beer held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and is the world's largest fair, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. To the locals, it is not called Oktoberfest, but "die Wiesn" - after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds themselves. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.