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  • Beer Department: Oktoberfest season!

    It is no secret that the heavily German Greater Cincinnati (Zinzinnati) area loves Oktoberfest season. Our humble little city actually hosts the second largest festival in the world, second only to the original in Münich. Being the proper descendants of German immigrants that we are, we revel in German culture at this festival: music, food, attire, and, most importantly, beer! Festbier is widely consumed, but poorly understood, and that’s a crying shame! Let’s dive into this confusing world of beer and sort things out!

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  • Your Guide to the Cincinnati Oktoberfest Season

    It’s that time of the year again! Summer is coming to a close (even though it’s still miserably hot outside), and it’s time for a new era of 2019! If you’re a Cincinnati native, you’re probably well aware of the season that is now upon us. It’s time for Oktoberfest, the wonderful Cincinnatian German-American mash-up that glorifies beer-drinking, exalts the humble Cincinnati mettwurst to sky-high adulation, and compels normally boring adults to run amok with chickens and weiner dogs perched upon their heads!

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  • 5 Oktoberfest Tips to Help You Rock This Year’s Festivals

    Because let’s face it: between finding comfy shoes, dressing for the weather, and navigating the bathroom situation, there’s a lot to consider!

     

    If you’re anything like me, Oktoberfest is a long-standing, highly anticipated tradition that comes around every year. However, it can also be stressful! It’s hard to find parking, you have to walk everywhere, and more often than not, you might be the victim of an ill-timed beer spill. Plus, the event is always held outside,

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  • Oktoberfest Desserts You Won’t Be Able to Resist

    The Jungle Jim’s Bakery Offers German pastries year-round.

    As a kid, my favorite fall tradition was spending the day at Oktoberfest with my parents and two siblings. I didn’t go for the food, certainly not the beer (though my interest in Oktoberfest beer has changed over the years!), and I definitely didn’t show up for the music. Do you know any eight year-olds that find German Oom Pah music especially exciting? Yeah, me neither. No,

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  • Beer Department: What is an Oktoberfest, Anyway?

    This is another situation where beer used to be simpler. I suppose I shouldn’t bemoan the increasing complexity of beer too much, since knowing and understanding this stuff keeps me employed, but I understand that it can be confusing! I’ll do my best to explain this simply.

    Until fairly recently, a beer labeled “Oktoberfest” could be understood to be a medium-bodied, clean, medium-sweet amber lager best enjoyed in the fall by the stein.

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  • TBeer Department: Get to a know a style: Oktoberfest/Marzen

    This time of year, everyone seems to be churning out an Oktoberfest beer, often referred to interchangeably as Marzen. The history and evolution of this style of beer is rather winding and confusing, so what follows is the best effort to summarize its origins as concisely as possible…

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Oktoberfest Edition: Gerolstiner Mineral Waters and Dallmayr Coffee

    Oktoberfest has a rich history dating back to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Teresa of Sassonia-Hildburghausen. They invited all of the citizens of Munich to attend the celebration, which was held in the fields in front of the city gate. From that year on it became an annual celebration, which then evolved into the Oktoberfest that we know today.

    Now, Oktoberfest is celebrated around the world. Coincidentally, Cincinnati actually hosts the second largest Oktoberfest second only to Munich itself!

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Oktoberfest Edition: Bechtle Noodles and Hans Freitag Cookies

    Oktoberfest has a rich history dating back to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Teresa of Sassonia-Hildburghausen. They invited all of the citizens of Munich to attend the celebration, which was held in the fields in front of the city gate. From that year on it became an annual celebration, which then evolved into the Oktoberfest that we know today.

    Now, Oktoberfest is celebrated around the world. Coincidentally, Cincinnati actually hosts the second largest Oktoberfest second only to Munich itself!

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Oktoberfest Edition: Hengstenberg Mustards and Lorenz Snacks

    Oktoberfest has a rich history dating back to 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Teresa of Sassonia-Hildburghausen. They invited all of the citizens of Munich to attend the celebration, which was held in the fields in front of the city gate. From that year on it became an annual celebration, which then evolved into the Oktoberfest that we know today.

    Now, Oktoberfest is celebrated around the world. Coincidentally, Cincinnati actually hosts the second largest Oktoberfest second only to Munich itself!

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  • Discoveries at the Jungle Oktoberfest Edition: Zeisner Curry Ketchup and Kuhne Pickles and Sauerkraut

    ​Zeisner – Curry Ketchup

    ​Boasting more than a dozen herbs, this “spicy and fruity” ketchup is aromatic and flavorful – especially compared to many U.S. crafted ketchups. Perfect on American classics like hot dogs and hamburgers, Curry Ketchup will take your metts and brats to a whole new level of taste.

    ​Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Orange 19 // Eastgate Location: Yellow 6

    Did you know?

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