Friday, June 9, 2017
Erlangen's Beer Fest in Full Swing
As I write, Erlangen (near Nuremberg) is enjoying its annual Bergkirchweih. It is Germany's oldest beer fest and Bavaria's biggest (after Munich). From the Erlanger Nachrichten, here are some photos.
The Bergkirchweih runs for 12 days during Whitsuntide. The two local brews, Kitzmann and Steinbach, have their own s sitting areas, as well as Nuremberg's Tucher. I prefer Kitzmann myself. In addition, they also dust off the original recipes for two of the defunct breweries, Erichbrau and Hennigerbrau. Everyday, a complete ox is roasted.
If the wildness, expense, and over-commercialization of the Oktoberfest is not for you, I suggest Erlangen.