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As I finish the first of the holiday travel recap articles I am still going about the business of monk oktomaking changes to the website to reflect what is happening in the beer world. And there is really nothing bigger in the beer world than the annual German beer festival we all know and love "Oktoberfest"

I, myself, have not had the opportunity to attend this festival yet, but there is an off chance that next fall may be the time. Until then I will continue to put on my own little rendition of the festival. We have about 9 chicken, 8 packages of bratwurst, 5 quarts of potato salad, 24 pretzels and all the familiar foods (except schweinehaxen). Plus German beers, some homebrewed (about 15 gallons) and some purchased. I get about 40 to 50 people to attend. Lets see how that differs from the actual (2012 numbers):

Aside from beer, this year at Oktoberfest, more than 500,000 roast chickens were consumed, 330,000 sausages, 115,000 pork knuckles, 114 oxen and 58 calves. You’ve got to avoid hunger when you’re drinking beer one liter at a time.
Oktoberfest tent security also confiscated more than 200,000 Krugs that were being spirited away by festival goers.

It would seem I have a little ways to go, but I'll keep trying anyway! And I think my Krugs are safe. So in the spirit of my forefathers (from the Baden-Baden region) I have changed the landing pages logo (top right of this post). Let me know what you think.

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