Munich/Oktoberfest 2022

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  1. Bierman9

    Bierman9 Poo-Bah (5,560) Dec 20, 2001 New Hampshire
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    I will be in Munich for 5 nights, starting 25SEP22.... planning on a few days/nights at the Wiesn, with some Biergartens thrown in, plus day trips to Bamberg and Kloster Andechs. If anyone is around then perhaps we can try to hook up for a Bier....

    Also will be in Maastricht, Netherlands 21SEP for 4 nights, then Ghent, Belgium from 30SEP for 5 nights...

    Prosit!!!
     
  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,727) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I wish I could be there too! Maybe next year. Enjoy the trip.
     
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  3. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Pics... or it didn't happen. :wink:

    Also, don't forget that research project on the Wurst stand we talked about! :grin: Right outside the H-P tent? Hopefully it's still there and continuing the tradition.
     
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  4. Bierman9

    Bierman9 Poo-Bah (5,560) Dec 20, 2001 New Hampshire
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    Refresh my mammary, Bro.... can't find the original post/message..

    Zum Wohl!!!
     
  5. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    :grin: I'll PM you later.
     
  6. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    couple seats opened up at my biz partner's stammtisch in the schottenhamel tent. will be there on 17 sept. and in MUC and salzburg between 14 and 21 sept
     
  7. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Don't want to assume, but I'm guessing you get to write this off as research? :grin:

    Need an assistant to carry your notebook? :wink:
     
  8. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    it's company expense, yeah. but not my company. he got the table when he was head of the sc commerce munich office and held onto it at his law firm. they cover the charges.
     
  9. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (67) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    We are in Munich the 24th-30th. Hitting the Fest on the 25th and 28th. Preceeded by stops in Brussels, Bruges, Bamberg, and Rothenburg.

    A trip 5 years in the making. So jacked up to get over there.
     
  10. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,727) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Give us a brief travel report at each stop so that we can be 'with you.' :slight_smile:
     
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  11. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (67) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    I'll see what I can do... No promises. :slight_smile:
     
  12. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (186) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Hope you have a great trip! Your city choices are fantastic locations.

    There are endless bars, restaurants, breweries, & wonderful sites in each city.
    Here are four bars that I highly recommend visiting, all four are very unique in their own way:
    Brussels: Moeder Lambic Fontainas
    Bamberg: Torschuster
    Brugge: Vlissinghe,
    Brugge: Staminee De Garre

    Have a great time & don't forget to report back w/ details & pictures, b/c we all live vicariously through fellow beer travelers:grin:!
     
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  13. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    sadly torschuster has closed
     
  14. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (186) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Really? Holy shit, that's disappointing:astonished:!!!
     
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  15. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (67) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    Thank you for the recommendations.
    You guys can take the credit for the choice of cities... I chose them after thoroughly reading this forum.
     
  16. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    yeah, totally sucks. that place was always something extra special (in a town full of special places)
     
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  17. Sparty93

    Sparty93 Initiate (50) Aug 29, 2013 Michigan

    I'll be in Germany for a last minute business trip (don't ask how much it cost to book an international business-class airline ticket with only 8 days notice), but won't be able to hit Munich. Has anyone been to Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart? There's relatively little info on here about it.
     
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  18. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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  19. cu29

    cu29 Initiate (149) Sep 26, 2005 Wisconsin


    Cannstatter is a great fest, sort of like Oktoberfest's little brother. Oktoberfest draws around 6 million people per year, while the Stuttgart fest has about 3 million visitors.

    It is usually pretty easy to find a table to sit at, but there has been an occasion or two for me where they lock the doors due to crowding and I had to sit in the outdoor area of the tent. But other times, tents can seem almost deserted.

    The four different fest beers on offer at the festival are generally pretty good, but their quality can vary from year to year.

    I will be there with a few friends on Sunday, September 25 if you'd like to try to hook up for a few beers...!

    https://www.cannstatter-volksfest.de/en/volksfest/
     
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  20. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (67) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    I realize this portIion should probably be in the Belgium Thread, but this is where you guys asked for the details of the Oktoberfest trip.

    We started with two days in Brussels. Hit Delirium, Moeder Lambic, and even pounded a few Leffe with a Chargers fan from LA at The Big Game when we found some NFL in between the soccer matches. Absolutely loved everything, but I could live at Moeder.

    The morning we left town, we walked to Cantillon and were lucky enough to meet an awesome Australian Couple we could share a few bottles with. Lambic Lovers wet dream. We left with a suitcase full of bottles.

    Headed up to Brugges where we had free passes to both the Beer Experience and a Beer Tour. Neither was anything special, both they both came with plenty of delicious, if not noteworthy Belgian Beer. Ran into the Aussies from Cantillon twice more.

    We also had a chance to knock a few back at 't Poatersgat, 't Brugs Beertje. and De Gaar. Didn't make it to Rose Red because we decided to spend the rest of the night with a Texan and two Franconians at Le Trappist. More awesome Lambics and Trappists. Two places had Westvleteren 12 on the menu, but when we asked they said they did not have it. Tried the Blond and the 8... both were fantastic. We were able to snag 3 bottles of the 12 at a bottle shop to add to our growing suitcase of beer.

    Thanks again to everyone on this forum for steering us in the right directions. So far just an awesome experience. Really great beer, but more importantly we have met some great people from around the world along the way. And we haven't even made it to Germany yet!

    Prost!
     
  21. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Any images from the members on the Wiesn this year?
     
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  22. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    lots. it still not possible to upload directly here?
     
  23. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Not sure, but I don't think so.
     
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  24. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

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    from the Schottenhamel VIP balcony

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    neat elevated platform for the charcuterie platter at our stammtisch. masskrug fits underneath.

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    our tent

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    view from the balcony

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    view to main floor from VIP balcony

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    view of neighboring stammtisch. madness

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    brief stop at löwenbräu before the schottenhamel

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    leaving the löwenbräu
     
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  25. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Sweet stuff Scott, and great camera.

    Gawd -- it makes me nostalgic!

    Mehr bitte!
     
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  26. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

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    hat chick

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    making friends

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    pissoir portrait

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    lots of lederhosen and dirndls in the traditionszelt

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    more madness

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    pschorr as seen from the schottenhamel

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    rainy end to the evening
     
  27. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    @Bierman9 -- I'm not sure if Scott got a snap of the Wurst stand we've been talking about, but I seem to remember it being further to the left toward the alley between tents. But hell, so much could have changed.
     
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  28. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    @herrburgess -- that "hat Fräulein" isn't "Tank Girl," is it? :wink:

    She had me with the goggles. :grin:
     
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  29. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Wait a minute -- that one to the right, with the hand-made sign looks pretty interesting! :grin:

    Sepp's Hütterl!
     
  30. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Started my plans for the Oktoberfest 2023….today

    Who’s in?
     
  31. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I'm in! Although... my friend and I are thinking of taking a guy's long weekend to New Glarus for their Oktoberfest. Just a little closer. :wink:
     
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  32. Crazytrain83

    Crazytrain83 Initiate (67) Feb 19, 2017 Minnesota

    Just flew home. Oktoberfest Pic Drop:

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  33. einhorn

    einhorn Aspirant (225) Nov 3, 2005 California

    Saw this about sales at Oktoberfest

    "23 Prozent weniger Bierabsatz: Die Wiesn 2022 war für die Münchner Brauereien ein Reinfall. 5,6 Mio Liter waren es nach 7,3 Mio Litern beim letzten Oktoberfest 2019. Der Eindruck, den viele Wiesn-Wirte schon während des Festes hatten, bestätigte sich: Es kamen zwar auch etwas weniger Besucher (5,7 Mio statt wie 2019 noch 6,3 Mio), vor allem tranken diese aber deutlich weniger. Der Pro-Kopf-Konsum sank von 1,16 Litern Bier auf 0,98 Liter.

    Die Gründe für die schlechten Zahlen dürften vielfältig sein, vor allem spielte das Wetter nicht mit, die Sonne zeigte sich selten. Hinzu kommen die derzeit ohnehin gebremste Konsumlaune (Inflation, Energiepreise, etc.) und bei manchen sicher auch noch Corona-Sorgen. Das einzig Positive für die Wiesn-Wirte: Der Verbrauch von Gas, Strom und Wasser sank im Vergleich zu 2019 ebenfalls."

    Google translate - "problems are manifold" HAHAHA

    23 percent less beer sales: The Wiesn 2022 was a disaster for the Munich breweries. It was 5.6 million liters after 7.3 million liters at the last Oktoberfest in 2019. The impression that many Oktoberfest hosts had during the festival was confirmed: There were a few fewer visitors (5.7 million instead of 2019 6.3 million), but above all they drank significantly less. Per capita consumption fell from 1.16 liters of beer to 0.98 liters.

    The reasons for the bad numbers are likely to be manifold, above all the weather didn't play along, the sun rarely came out. In addition, there is the currently already slowed down consumer mood (inflation, energy prices, etc.) and for some there are certainly corona concerns. The only positive for the Wiesn hosts: The consumption of gas, electricity and water also fell compared to 2019.
     
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  34. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    what's the source you're quoting?

    re the corona stuff: masks were again required in public transport when we were there.
     
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  35. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    yeah, read that one this morning. not sure what einhorn's source is, tho. numbers were def down from 2019. and the ~1 liter pp consumption was a shock. but the interviews I saw/read with brewers said most were satisfied with the turnout and sales, all things considered. and yeah, weather was consistently shit
     
  36. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,996) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Lots of blue sky in the pictures…unless that was all one day.
     
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  37. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    ha. were literal brief breaks in the clouds and rains. i took all those pics in the timeframe of an hour or so
     
  38. WhatANicePub

    WhatANicePub Initiate (167) Jul 1, 2009 Scotland

    You never get a full litre in your glass so that suggests the average visitor bought two Mass.

    The Munich Union Against Fraudulent Beer Tapping suggests that Oktoberfest “litres” are often up to 20% short.
     
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  39. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,180) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina

    our pours at augustiner were def short. still short, but less so, we're ones from spaten. the löwenbräu pours were the best (i.e. to the liter line)
     
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