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Oktoberfest: mapping the beers of Europe

How many styles of beer can you name? Or for those old enough to do so legally, how many have you tasted? According to the Oxford Companion to Beer, there are well over 100 styles from all over the world. With the start of Oktoberfest, the annual German festival with a tradition of celebrating all things beer, well underway, now is as great a time as any to learn about the origins some of the different styles of European beers.

Grab a pint of your favorite lager, ale, or stout and explore the interactive map below. Use your mouse to click on the bierkrug  icon (left) for details on each location’s associated beer.


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