The Oktoberfest beer: Master brewers present their work at the Nockherberg
Oktoberfest beer is a great and special tradition: It is produced especially for the Oktoberfest by six Munich breweries, and only these are allowed to supply the innkeepers on the Theresienwiese. It is also a tradition that the brewmasters present their work every year at the Oktoberfest beer tasting. This custom was continued this year, even if the 2021 Oktoberfest unfortunately cannot take place.
On September 16, Munich innkeepers, brewery representatives, Oktoberfest connoisseurs, and city politicians were allowed to taste the beer for the first time on the Nockherberg. They were accompanied through the evening by brewmasters Andreas Brunner (Augustiner), Rolf Dummert (Hofbräu), Rainer Kansy (Hacker-Pschorr), Bernd Kräußel (Löwenbräu), Christian Dahncke (Paulaner) and Harald Stückle (Spaten).
Clear specifications apply to Oktoberfest beer, but with experience and know-how, the brewmasters manage to give their beers an unmistakable taste from hops and malt. As an expert, the experienced sommelière and former beer queen Marlene Speck tasted the Oktoberfest beers together with the critical audience and tasted clear differences.