Saturday, April 9, 2011
Talk about creativity... the bavarians have created a special bier to drink during lent. The alcohol content is slightly higher than the normal bier, but the nutrition content is a lot higher to keep them satisfied while consuming less food. I have been told that 1 litre of bier is equivalent to 12 loaves of bread! Don't know if it's true or not. Anyway, they do have special permission from the Pope to drink this bier during this holy time.
Starkbiefest (=strong beer festival) is the secret beer festival in Bavaria since hardly any tourists know about it, in contrast to the extremely famous Oktoberfest. Notice the traditional dresses the women are wearing. This picture is from last year at Paulaner's feast, which I think is the most famous one in Munich.