More Things To Do As We Countdown To Halloween Day 218

Fun Things To Do – Oktoberfest Beer

Day 218 as we countdown to Halloween brings us to the subject of beer.  German breweries for the Oktoberfest date back to the 1400’s.  The germans have very strick beer laws including when an offical Oktoberfest beer can be brewed.

Löwenbräu Oktoberfest Tent: Munich

The beer must also be brewed within the city limits of Munich. The handful of breweries that conform to these directives include Paulaner- Bräu, Augustiner- Bräu, Spatenbräu, Hofbräu-München, Hacker-Pschorr- Bräu and Löwenbräu (Bräu means brewery).  Here at Funtober we have lots of information about Oktoberfest Beer From Munich and lots more below.

Disney Parks Beer Tournament
The first weekend of March Madness has ended with some remarkable upsets in college basketball.  If you are into beer you should check out and vote for your favorite beer served in the two Disney Parks: Disneyworld and Disneyland.  Together they serve well over 66 brands of beer.  Find the link to The Beers of Walt Disney World and Beyond – Beers and Ears on our Favorite Funtober Websites page.  They are running a beer tounament to determine the 2014 favorite Disney park beer.  Follow their weekly beer tournament updates.

Do Beer Glasses Make The Beer?
While researching I found this interesting article on the shape of German beer glasses.  Each shape is tailored to enhance a beer types characteristics.  Most are named after the beer they enhance.  The list includes the mass (traditional German beer stein), Pils cylinder, Pils tulip, Kolsch, Altbier, Hefeweizen, Berliner Weisse, Schwarzbier goblet, and Bonnsch.  View the article Beer Glass Basics on our favorites page which has pictures of the various glasses.

More Oktoberfest Munich 2014 Information

Festival Updates
The Reno National Championship Air Races are set for September 10-14, 2014 in Reno, Nevada.  This year changes include making the event more like a festival including more military aircraft displays.  This is an effort to attrack more fans and lower skyrocketing insurance costs.

Monterey Jazz Festival
California high school musicians are competing this weekend for a chance to perform September 19-21 at the Monterey Jazz Festival.  The public is invited to the Monterey conference center to view performances by some of this country’s best young jazz players.

The annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival returns to Telluride Colorado on September 12-14, 2014.  Top performers include George Cliinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Anders Osborne, Violent Femmes and a host of other entertainers.  This is the 21st year for this popular event.

Jazz Fest 2014 New Orleans
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Carlos Santana, Phish, and more will headline the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival known as Jazz Fest.  This is not a Funtober event but with this lineup Jazz Fest can not be missed during its April 25-27, May 1-4 run.

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