Beer flows as Germany kicks off Oktoberfest
By JUERGEN BAETZ | Associated Press
BERLIN (AP) — The world’s largest beer festival opened Saturday in Germany as Munich’s mayor tapped the first keg to kick off the 16-day Oktoberfest, known for its oompah music and traditional costumes.
With only two blows of his hammer and a cry of “O’zapft is” — “It’s Tapped” — Mayor Christian Ude inserted the tap into the first keg, opening the 179th Oktoberfest to the cheering of thousands who were waiting to be served their first beer.
More than 6 million guests from around the world are expected to descend on the beer tents of Munich to celebrate the 16-day Oktoberfest extravaganza.
Last year’s visitors consumed almost 8 million two-pint (one-liter) mugs of beer. This year a mug, called “Mass” in German, of the malty pale beer made exclusively by Munich’s breweries sells at up to €9.50 ($12.30).
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Seems pretty expensive for just a beer.Has anyone one to an Octoberfest in Germany? Please tell us what you thought of it.
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