This is Part 2 of our series on beer in Europe. For part one, read Adventures in Norway!
When I think of Germany, I think of beer. I don’t really know when this started. Was it before I met Bryce? After? No idea, but that’s the way it is. Which means when I was planning our time in Munich, I knew there would be lots of beer related activities on our itinerary.
Now, I’m going to be honest here. Sometimes, I get tired of going to breweries. There, I said it. They all seem the same, the décor is sparse, and there isn’t always food (I really like food). But in Germany I very much enjoyed going to pubs and breweries and I think the reason is because everyone is incredibly proud of their beer. Like, really proud. And I love it when people are passionate about what they enjoy.
We went on a Bavarian Beer tour, visited several beer gardens, and spent time in countless pubs trying every beer we could get our hands on. They even had a German version of a summer shandy, better known as a radler.
German beer history is vast and very specific. You can find more information here about German beer styles such as Oktoberfest (also known as Marzen). I won’t bore you with the details. Instead, I’ll share some of our pictures with you.