5K ‘Das Bier Run’ In Peoria, IL To Finish Off With Oktoberfest Celebration

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A race followed by a good Oktoberfest dates back to the early 1800’s, and while the race was done with horses back then, the Peoria German-American Society, in Illinois, will be done on foot with their 5K “Das Bier Run” on September 21st. The race, sponsored by the Peoria Jaycees, …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Deadly Bacteria Found In Waste Water Of Warsteiner Brewery

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Oktoberfest gets underway in less than a week, and while it is typically seen as a great season for the beer industry, one German brewer is fighting off concerns over a bacteria found in their wast water that has infected more than 165 people and killed two. Warsteiner beer is …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Celebrate 48 Days of Oktoberfest At The Hofräuhaus Chicago

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On September 13, the Hofbräuhaus Chicago will be kicking off their first ever Oktoberfest, and you have 48 opportunities to check it out it since it runs until October 31! Since its opening earlier this year, the Chicago Hofbräuhaus located at the entertainment-focused MB Financial Park in Rosemont, has become …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Oktoberfest Is Just Around The Corner and Oktoberfest Haus Is Ready With A Refreshed Site

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Oktoberfesthaus.com is one of the leading online sources for Oktoberfest merchandise in the US and the go to place to find an assortment of Beer Boots.  Now, on the heels of their 6th anniversary and with Oktoberfest weeks away, Oktoberfest Haus has launched a major website redesign, making it even …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Tickets For New York City’s Largest Oktoberfest On Sale Now, Included Limited VIP Tickets

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you can’t make it out to the world-famous Oktoberfest in Munich, consider checking out the largest Oktoberfest in New York City’s Central Park.  Just like the original Oktoberfest, New York will be celebrating in September.  Tickets for the Steuben Parade Oktoberfest, taking place on September 21, are on sale now, but …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Oktoberfest in Munich

By Francine McKenna on Email

It began in 1810 on fields in front of Munich’s city gates, as a horse race honoring Ludwig the Crown Prince of Bavaria’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, and when the festival was repeated one year later it signaled the beginning of an annual tradition, the Oktoberfest in Munich.  Named …

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Beer Bottle Shortage Occurs in Munich Less Than 2 Weeks Before Oktoberfest

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Munich has experienced an unusually warm summer this year, and with the hot temperatures came an increase in beer consumption.  Although the increased sales are great for the breweries, there is a downside… a shortage of beer bottles and crates.  With the Munich Oktoberfest less than 2 weeks away, supermarkets …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Pittsburgh to Host the DANK National Convention Oct. 27-30

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German American National Congress (DANK) will be holding their National Convention in Pittsburgh next weekend, October 27-30, and whether you are part of the organization or not, there are many activities planned that you can participate in if you find yourself in the area.  During the day, delegates from …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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19 Oktoberfest Words You Should Know

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It’s Oktoberfest season, and whether you plan to make the trip to Germany or celebrate close to home, we have some German vocabulary for you to test out for the festivities.

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Look, Your Wurst! It’s Oktoberfest

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

This year the 178th original Oktoberfest is taking place in Munich from September 17 – October 3.  For German communities around the world local Oktoberfests are an opportunity to celebrate their heritage and if nothing else have an extremely “gut” time. Besides beer, Oktoberfest requires one other main essential: Wurst! …

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