Posted by: Carolyn Mulac
Although Munich’s Oktoberfest is winding down there are plenty of other beer festivals to enjoy this month. At the Home of the Beer Festival Calendar you’ll find listings for everything from Acadia’s Oktoberfest (Southeast Harbor,Maine) to Zoo Brew (Cincinnati,Ohio) as well as beer festivals throughout the year (and the world).
An important event in beer history took place on October 5, 1842 with the first brewing of the original Pilsner Urquell lager in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Celebrate it at Plzeňský Prazdroj
Looking for the perfect toast to go with that perfect pour? Go no further than RealBeer.com , one of the websites Sue Polanka mentioned in her 2003 Booklist article, “Reference Sources on Beer.” It includes a list of favorite toasts for various occasions.
Small and independent craft brewers in the U.S.are represented by the Brewers Association, whose website offers a variety of helpful links and industry information.
If print reference sources on beer are more to your taste, check out these Booklist reviews for The Encyclopedia of Beer and The Oxford Companion to Beer – just be careful not to spill your suds on them.