Beer festivals held in different parts of the world.

The beer nation, of course, are the Germans. According to the polls, regularly drink beer here 67% of women and 91% men. It is not surprising that the world’s largest beer festival Oktoberfest takes place in Germany . It was first held in October of 1810, Bavaria, then played the wedding of Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony. On this occasion, had arranged a Grand festivities with beer and horse races that took place at the city gates in a large meadow, which still bears the name Terezinha. They also invited all the inhabitants of Munich, the beer was poured for free. The event is so liked Ludwig that he ordered me to hold it annually. Since then, on the third Saturday of September begins the festival of Oktoberfest. At the Theresienwiese erected a giant beer tents – affiliates of the Munich beer halls, modestly referred to as “tents”. They are always fourteen, and is also a tradition.

Each year, the Oktoberfest attracts about a million people. They drink 10 million pints of beer, eat 750 thousand fried chicken and 800 thousand sausages. And buying up tens of thousands of glowing horns, hearts and hats with flashing lights. And not for the love of aesthetics. These unpretentious decoration actually perform quite practical objectives: after the glorious Oktoberfest special service by the flickering lights recognizes motionless body on the dark streets of Munich, load it on a cart and taken to a designated area.

Beer festival Cannstatter Volksfest takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, and is considered second in the world after Oktoberfest. Volksfest is translated as “folk festival”, and it is. The history of the festival began in 1818, when Queen Katherine and king William Wurttembergische decided to throw a feast for his people after the hard years of the plague. The official beginning of the holiday falls at 11 o’clock in the morning, when the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart opens the first keg of beer near fruit of the column. On the first Sunday of the festival through the main streets of the city is a procession of people dressed in colorful costumes and colorfully painted wagons and cars. The parade was escorted crowds of people who came to admire the colorful spectacle. Each column is moving with his original music. More than three hundred performers and jugglers arrange representation at the fair, where anyone can take a ride on the big wheel in the world and make a rapid descent down the waterfall.

Its special traditions of cooking and consumption of beer have in Britain . And those who have ever been to a Big Beer festival in London exhibition centre, Olympia Exhibition centre Hammersmith Road. I can’t agree more.

The festival is able to surprise even the most experienced beer aficionado. Every year it brought more than 350 varieties of British real Ales, 60 varieties of pear cider and a variety of bottled Beers. Festival guests will be able to enjoy and wheat, and ginger beer, beer with spices and herbs, as well as low-alcohol varieties and porter from all corners of the United Kingdom, not counting 300 varieties of imported Beers from Belgium, Germany and America.

The emblem of the festival is the Sumerian goddess of Ninkasi. The Sumerian inhabitants of the Kingdom which was in the territory of modern Iraq, beer was brewed under the auspices of Ninkasi 40 centuries ago. Ancient cuneiform has brought to our time, its recipe, and this drink every time prepare on the eve of the festival. The taste of his very unusual, and nutritionally it is superior to bread. By the way, the calorie content of beer alienate it from women. Even the characters of television advertising of beer around the world – is, as a rule, fat men with prominent bellies. It is not surprising that visitors of beer, more prefer wine. The big beer festival in London aims to attract women, and proof that beer is a drink is not harmful, are intended to serve as the slenderness and grace of the Sumerian goddess of Ninkasi.

If you believe the Guinness Book of records, the Great beer festival in Denver American – a place where beer lovers can find the largest selection of varieties of your favorite drink. Don’t know whether this is so, but the annual celebration is attended by over three hundred beer companies that offer guests many different kinds of beer, including the famous Pilsner, Pale, Stout. Denver has long been considered a kind of Western Munich, and the festival only confirms this title. The big Beer Festival USA was founded in 1982 and has since been held annually from the third to the fifth of October in Denver, Colorado. A three-day beer festival brings together more than twenty thousand visitors from all over America .

Oddly enough, that the U.S. is the largest beer producer in the world (214 hectoliters or 180 million barrels of beer a year). Unlike Europe, most of the American beer not produce heirs to the ancient recipes manually on their miniature Breweries, and a giant Corporation on a huge beer factories. The world’s largest brewery is also here in Colorado. And if we proceed not from a quality American beer, and from its quantity, Americans have the right to call your festival Great.

In Belgium, beer is much more than just a drink, it is an integral part of Belgian culture. Belgian brewing has an old tradition that will satisfy even the most fastidious and discerning beer lover. The number of produced and consumed beer this country stands among the first in Europe. In Brussels is the international court of beer, and in Antwerp is the largest specialized market, where transactions are made by the sale of malting barley and malt. Most popular brand of light Belgian beer Stella Artois for decades is not out of the top ten in the world ranking of best-selling brands. And even cooking for Cuisine de la beer, the basic principle of which is cooking with beer – also a creation of Belgian chefs. Well, where else, tell them to hold beer festivals, if not here? And in Belgium they are happy to spend. Beer festivals, exhibitions, fairs, festivals are a lot.

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