September 06, 2010

Impressions From 3rd Brewery Festival Of Stuttgarter Hofbräu

O'zapft is ...  bald! Es brauchte ein paar Schläge durch den Staatssekretär, Richard Drautz, bis die erste Maß gezapft werden konnte.
State Secretary, Mr. Richard Drautz, has needed some hits for drawing the first litre of beer. Then the concern leadership of Stuttgarter Hofbräu, the master brewer and the Queen of Beer could call: O'zapft is!
Und nun gibt's Freibier, solange der Vorrat reicht ...
Cheers! And now there is beer for free while stocks last ...
Die Brauereipferde mussten sich ganz schön in Geduld üben.
The horses were patient and a nice motif for photographers.
Das Wetter war toll. So tummelten sich die Besucher lieber unter freiem Himmel als in den Hallen.
The weather was fine. The people have cavorted open-air rather than in the halls.
Tolle Musik gab es u.a. von der "Lucky Brass" Band.
There was great music from the band "Lucky Brass".

13 comments:

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Very impressive Steffen. Surely you must go to work sometimes!

Bill said...

Sounds like a wonderful festival. I would have loved to be there enjoying the atmosphere.

Birdman said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Hey, can ya wrong with beer?????? I think not.

Jacob said...

This is an excellent post, Steffen! Thank you for sharing an intimate look into Stuttgart's culture...it is fascinating...from the beer to the people to the clothing. And it would seem a real community event - great fun!

Rebecca said...

My husband would be in heaven...I don't drink beer but I did once in Munich just to experience it in Germany!

Rob and Mandy said...

Hey, da kann ich eigentlich nur eins dazu sagen, und zwar: PROST!

Leif Hagen said...

Ein Mass bier, bitte! Looks like a very, very fun time!
Cheers!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What amazing horse costumes. The city goes all out for this event.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Hilda said...

I wish we could be there! My husband and I like beer (stout, preferably) and we've never experienced anything like this. The horses, their harness and the wagon they're pulling are really handsome.

Jack said...

This looks like a great beer-drinking festival. I am glad I found your blog.

Rob said...

Looks like an enjoyable time. Practice for Oktoberfest?

eye-catcher-stuttgart said...

@rob: not "oktoberfest". HEre in Stuttgart you have the "Wasen". A size smaller as in Munich.

Kim said...

Looks like it was very fun. Those horses in their fancy harnesses are so pretty, and the wagon so festive. Hope the brews were tasty as it all looks and I'm sure the music kept everybody in a very happy mood.
-Kim