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Video: what is the origin of the word ‘codswallop’?

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How well do you know the language of beer?

How well do you know the language of beer?

Do you distinguish between beers and lagers? Do you know your Weißbier from your Schwarzbier? If you think that you’ve got a fair grasp on the language of beer (or bier), then try out our quiz and see how you do!

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Suds or brewskis? American beer slang

What goes best with the crunchy leaves and azure skies of early fall? Beer, of course! Though this year’s Oktoberfest unfortunately came to an end yesterday in Munich, we’re not ready to stop talking about beer. After checking out our map of European beers, you might be interested to know what beer culture is like on the […]

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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 […]

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Make sure you have your Oktoberfest words down pat before going!

18 essential German words for Oktoberfest

Every year in late September, millions of people will travel to Munich, like every year, to attend the world’s largest fair: the Oktoberfest, which boasts a long tradition. It first took place in 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Bavaria. To celebrate the royal wedding, a horse race was held […]

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