HAPPY OKTOBERFEST

Hold on to your Lederhosen, Oktoberfest is here! This year marks the 184th year of the festival in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest began as a celebration of the union of soon-to-be-King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810, but has continued on through the years. At Colonial, we'll celebrate all October long!

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NICE AND WEISSE

With fall coming quick, something attracts me to German wheat beers. Maybe it's memories of the wheat harvest on my grandparents' farm around this time of year. Maybe it's the color schemes on the packaging. Who knows?! What I do know is that I love weissbeirs. This is a list of German weissbeirs that I tend to gravitate towards this time of year.

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DISCOVER BELGIUM

When people think about beer, the first place that comes to mind is Germany, but to me, it's Belgium. Some of the last remaining Trappist breweries are located there....still operated by monks in the monasteries.

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Take A Chill Pils

With summer in full effect, I tend to gravitate to a lighter-bodied beer but not so light that I'm sacrificing flavor. That's where a good old-fashioned Pilsner comes in; one of my all time favorite beer styles.

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