Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Have a climate friendly party at Hofbräu

Climate protection: enjoy CO2-neutral Oktoberfest beer

Sustainability and environmental protection have long been part of the Oktoberfest agenda. Three years after the first climate-neutral tent, climate protection is now available for the first time in the Maßkrug: CO2-neutral Wiesnbier from Hofbräu Munich.

Important Note

Unfortunately, the Oktoberfest cannot take place in 2020 due to the spread of Covid-19.

Climate neutral beer Climate neutral beer • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Hofbräu serves the first climate-neutral beer

In 2016 and 2018, the first climate-neutral festival tents were the Hühner- und Entenbraterei Ammer and "Zum Stiftl", followed in 2019 by the first large tent, Kufflers Weinzelt. Hofbräu München now produces its Wiesnbier climate-neutrally for the first time. Its transport to the Oktoberfest and the operation of the Hofbräuzelt and the other Hofbräu beer serving companies (including "Zur Schönheitskönigin") will also be CO2-neutral from 2019 and for the following years.

From left to right: Head of Wiesn Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of Hofbräu Dr. Michael Möller, Angela & Wolfgang Aber (CarboCert) and farmer Ulrich Gamperl From left to right: Head of Wiesn Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of Hofbräu Dr. Michael Möller, Angela & Wolfgang Aber (CarboCert) and farmer Ulrich Gamperl • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Wiesn-CO2 is balanced by local climate protection projects

66 tons of CO2 come together despite savings measures such as e.g. green electricity from hydropower during the brewing of Hofbräu beer, the transport and operation of the festival tents. This unavoidable CO2 footprint is offset by two regional climate protection projects: In Chiemgau, a moorland area is being renaturalised. This removes greenhouse gas from the atmosphere and stores it in the moor soil. The second project: Ulrich Gamperl, a farmer from the district of Freising, is specifically building up humus on 44 hectares of his arable land, which also binds CO2 in the soil. Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner describes this as a "milestone", as regionally generated CO2 is compensated on site. A real chance for the climate.

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