The Oktoberfest beer: The brewers present their work
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. On September 8, Munich's Oktoberfest innkeepers, representatives of the breweries and the city were allowed to taste the beer for the first time at the Park Café.
It is also traditional for the brewmasters to present their work in person each year at the Oktoberfest beer tasting. This year these were Andreas Brunner (Augustiner), Sebastian Utz (Hofbräu), Rainer Kansy (Hacker-Pschorr), Bernd Kräußel (Löwenbräu), Christian Dahncke (Paulaner) and Friedrich Geiger (Spaten). The brewmasters took turns presenting the merits of their product while the guests enjoyed the beers under the expert advice of sommelière and brewmaster Marlene Speck. The evening was hosted by Andreas Steinfatt, Chairman of the Association of Munich Breweries.
Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner was, of course, present at the beer tasting and brought along the Münchner Kindl Veronika Ostler. The Economics Officer was supported by Second Mayor Katrin Habenschaden and Wiesn City Councilor Anja Berger.