From ‘crisis beer’ to crowdfunding: How German small brewers are getting creative during the pandemic

From ‘crisis beer’ to crowdfunding: How German small brewers are getting creative during the pandemic

Beer gardens are beginning to open up across Germany. Yet In order to make up for the losses they have faced over the past year, brewers have had to take matters into their own hands.

Why German Beer Day is celebrated on April 23rd

Why German Beer Day is celebrated on April 23rd

Can Germany’s small breweries survive the coronavirus shutdown?

Can Germany’s small breweries survive the coronavirus shutdown?

Top ten weird German laws and rules

Top ten weird German laws and rules

How Bavaria fears coronavirus surge during parties to replace Oktoberfest

How Bavaria fears coronavirus surge during parties to replace Oktoberfest

German brewery wins coveted ‘Munich’ status for first time in a century

German brewery wins coveted ‘Munich’ status for first time in a century

How coronavirus restrictions have led to a renaissance of beer gardens in Germany

How coronavirus restrictions have led to a renaissance of beer gardens in Germany

Bavarian brewery runs dry after storks build nest in chimney

Bavarian brewery runs dry after storks build nest in chimney

Germany brewery gives away free beer unsold due to coronavirus

Germany brewery gives away free beer unsold due to coronavirus

‘We risk a shortage’: Oktoberfest cancellation deals fresh blow to German beer industry

‘We risk a shortage’: Oktoberfest cancellation deals fresh blow to German beer industry

American woman returns beer mug 55 years after stealing it from German beer house

American woman returns beer mug 55 years after stealing it from German beer house

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

German beer prices to rise in 2020 as consumption sinks

From beer to babies: The 15 stats you need to understand Germans
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From beer to babies: The 15 stats you need to understand Germans

Barack Obama set to visit Munich just in time for Oktoberfest

Barack Obama set to visit Munich just in time for Oktoberfest

Locals in German town buy all the beer in protest against neo-Nazis

Locals in German town buy all the beer in protest against neo-Nazis

German teenagers drinking less alcohol: Study

German teenagers drinking less alcohol: Study

Why beer means so much to the Germans
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Why beer means so much to the Germans

In-depth: Why the ‘German beer renaissance’ is in full swing
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In-depth: Why the ‘German beer renaissance’ is in full swing

Legal doping: Cannabis in beer experiencing a high in Germany

Legal doping: Cannabis in beer experiencing a high in Germany

‘You can’t feel tired’: Behind the scenes of an Oktoberfest waitress

‘You can’t feel tired’: Behind the scenes of an Oktoberfest waitress

Heatwave: Germany ‘sold out’ of cooling fans, beer bottle supplies run low

Heatwave: Germany ‘sold out’ of cooling fans, beer bottle supplies run low

Beer sales soar in scorching World Cup summer

Beer sales soar in scorching World Cup summer

As Germany swelters, breweries run out of beer bottles

As Germany swelters, breweries run out of beer bottles

Oktoberfest beer mug to cost over €11 for the first time ever

Oktoberfest beer mug to cost over €11 for the first time ever

Over 30,000 deposit bottles given to Bavarian couple as wedding gift

Over 30,000 deposit bottles given to Bavarian couple as wedding gift

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?

What stereotypes do other Europeans most associate with Germany?

German beer can no longer be called ‘wholesome,’ top court rules

German beer can no longer be called ‘wholesome,’ top court rules

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

Germany should take drinking tips from Scotland, experts insist

Here are the top 10 breweries to celebrate German Beer Day
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Here are the top 10 breweries to celebrate German Beer Day

German guidelines for alcohol intake are too high, study argues

German guidelines for alcohol intake are too high, study argues

Prost! Why do Germans make eye contact when they clink glasses?

Prost! Why do Germans make eye contact when they clink glasses?

Craft beer drives surge in new German breweries

Craft beer drives surge in new German breweries

Rainy, football-free summer dampens German thirst for the amber brew

Rainy, football-free summer dampens German thirst for the amber brew

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

30,000 smashed beer bottles bring autobahn near Frankfurt to standstill

OPINION: The German beer industry is failing to live up to its potential

OPINION: The German beer industry is failing to live up to its potential

Oktoberfest: from punch up for lager louts to ‘money-making machine’

Oktoberfest: from punch up for lager louts to ‘money-making machine’

Forget Oktoberfest. Here’s why you should visit Cannstatter Volksfest instead

Forget Oktoberfest. Here’s why you should visit Cannstatter Volksfest instead

Bavarian smashes world record by carrying 70kg of beer at historic festival

Bavarian smashes world record by carrying 70kg of beer at historic festival

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

These 10 witty sayings prove Germans think everything revolves around beer

This is how much beer and drinks will cost at Oktoberfest 2017

This is how much beer and drinks will cost at Oktoberfest 2017

German heavy metal fest builds beer pipeline to keep revellers pumped

German heavy metal fest builds beer pipeline to keep revellers pumped

The mobile Berlin brewery made out of shipping containers

The mobile Berlin brewery made out of shipping containers

Rejoice! Munich gets go-ahead to cap Oktoberfest beer prices

Rejoice! Munich gets go-ahead to cap Oktoberfest beer prices

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer

How a shared crate of beer ended in a bitter legal battle over an Audi

How a shared crate of beer ended in a bitter legal battle over an Audi

Yes, Bavaria just confirmed every cliché we have about it

Yes, Bavaria just confirmed every cliché we have about it

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK

Court bans brewers from calling beer ‘wholesome’

Court bans brewers from calling beer ‘wholesome’

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

10 things you’re sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit

10 things you’re sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

Oktoberfest sees lowest number of visitors in 15 years

Oktoberfest sees lowest number of visitors in 15 years

Oktoberfest visitor numbers down by half on first weekend

Oktoberfest visitor numbers down by half on first weekend

5 reasons to hit Oktoberfest – and 5 reasons not to

5 reasons to hit Oktoberfest – and 5 reasons not to

10 words and phrases you’ll need to survive Oktoberfest

10 words and phrases you’ll need to survive Oktoberfest

Beefy Bavarian tries to smash world beer-carrying record

Beefy Bavarian tries to smash world beer-carrying record

Study finds rival Rhineland beers ‘actually taste the same’

Study finds rival Rhineland beers ‘actually taste the same’

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

1000s of smashed beer bottles bring Autobahn to standstill

6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever

6 things about Munich that’ll stay with you forever

Supermarkets fined millions in beer price fixing scandal

Supermarkets fined millions in beer price fixing scandal

Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks

Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks

Berlin craft scene’s challenge to ancient beer purity law

Berlin craft scene’s challenge to ancient beer purity law

Germany creates beer ‘scare labels’ to fight binge-drinking

Germany creates beer ‘scare labels’ to fight binge-drinking

No nanny state here: Germany a top place to let loose

No nanny state here: Germany a top place to let loose

Bavarian brewery takes ‘Nazi beer’ off shelves after outcry

Bavarian brewery takes ‘Nazi beer’ off shelves after outcry

How to sound just like a Berliner in ten easy steps

How to sound just like a Berliner in ten easy steps

Pesticide linked to cancer found in top German beers

Pesticide linked to cancer found in top German beers

German beer drinking hits 25-year low

German beer drinking hits 25-year low

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

Germans beat World Cup levels of beer guzzling

Germans beat World Cup levels of beer guzzling

Nine tasty German food and drink idioms

Nine tasty German food and drink idioms

What to expect at Munich Oktoberfest 2015

What to expect at Munich Oktoberfest 2015

7 Oktoberfest stats that might just blow your Maß

7 Oktoberfest stats that might just blow your Maß

Munich should enjoy well deserved Oktoberfest

Munich should enjoy well deserved Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest reveals official beer mug of 2015

Oktoberfest reveals official beer mug of 2015

Thieves open 1,000 beers, don’t drink any

Thieves open 1,000 beers, don’t drink any

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

Six odd things Germans do in the summer

Germany: land of cheap beer and drunkards?

Germany: land of cheap beer and drunkards?

Beck’s brewery boss fired over drink driving

Beck’s brewery boss fired over drink driving

Bavaria crowns beer queen for key year

Bavaria crowns beer queen for key year

OECD warns Germany to cut down on booze

OECD warns Germany to cut down on booze

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

Craft craze brings variety to German brewing

Oktoberfest beer prices shoot over €10

Oktoberfest beer prices shoot over €10

Oktoberfest’s missing 1.2m litres of beer

Oktoberfest’s missing 1.2m litres of beer

Challenging the German beer palate

Challenging the German beer palate

Politician wants last call on late-night beers

Politician wants last call on late-night beers

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Prost! Beer sales hop up for first gain in 8 years

Germans rediscover love affair with beer

Germans rediscover love affair with beer

Six million beers, 720 arrests, 48 lost kids

Six million beers, 720 arrests, 48 lost kids

City starts beer for alcoholics project

City starts beer for alcoholics project

Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Oktoberfest opens to toast millions

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest traditions

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest traditions

Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest

Hotels hike up prices six-fold for Oktoberfest

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Bavarian waiter breaks beer-carrying record

World Cup victory makes Germans thirsty

World Cup victory makes Germans thirsty

Five reasons to visit (and to avoid) Oktoberfest

Five reasons to visit (and to avoid) Oktoberfest

Thousands of litres of beer close motorway

Thousands of litres of beer close motorway

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer

Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer

Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl

Beer bike crash sparks mass brawl

Beer contaminated with plastic particles

Beer contaminated with plastic particles

City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets

City to give alcoholics beer to clean streets

German beer culture in 11 gulps

German beer culture in 11 gulps

German beer sales sink to 25-year low

German beer sales sink to 25-year low

Beer prices to rise on back of cartel fines

Beer prices to rise on back of cartel fines

Price fixing brewers swallow €106 million fine

Price fixing brewers swallow €106 million fine

German brewers hop on to new fruity flavours

German brewers hop on to new fruity flavours

Brewers bid to give beer purity law Unesco status

Brewers bid to give beer purity law Unesco status

Drinkers get thirstier as beer sales increase

Drinkers get thirstier as beer sales increase

Oktoberfest drinkers treated every 10 minutes

Oktoberfest drinkers treated every 10 minutes

Germany prepares for Oktoberfest – in pics

Germany prepares for Oktoberfest – in pics

Your guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

Your guide to Munich’s Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest hoteliers pump up prices six-fold

Oktoberfest hoteliers pump up prices six-fold

Oktoberfest tents told to stop skimping on beer

Oktoberfest tents told to stop skimping on beer

Breweries ‘fixing beer prices for decades’

Breweries ‘fixing beer prices for decades’

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell

Castle brewers defy beer makers death knell

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

German beer industry: our glass is half empty

Oktoberfest beer price reaches heady heights

Oktoberfest beer price reaches heady heights

Brewers: ‘No fracking with our German beer’

Brewers: ‘No fracking with our German beer’

Brewers fear beer  war

Brewers fear beer war

Researchers find arsenic in German beers

Researchers find arsenic in German beers

German beer giants accused of price-fixing

German beer giants accused of price-fixing

Biggest Bavarian brewer bans GM from beer

Biggest Bavarian brewer bans GM from beer

Germans lose their thirst for beer

Germans lose their thirst for beer

Dutch invade German borderlands for beer

Dutch invade German borderlands for beer

94-year-old escapes hospital for birthday beer

94-year-old escapes hospital for birthday beer

Doh! Court must choose between two Duff Beers

Doh! Court must choose between two Duff Beers

Drunk but alert: students brew caffeine beer

Drunk but alert: students brew caffeine beer

Munich rolls out the barrel for Oktoberfest

Munich rolls out the barrel for Oktoberfest

Beer fans lobby for Oktoberfest price cap

Beer fans lobby for Oktoberfest price cap

Bavarian late night beer, juice, only for drivers

Bavarian late night beer, juice, only for drivers

More passed-out drunks at Oktoberfest 2012

More passed-out drunks at Oktoberfest 2012

Consumers to vote for biggest food ad fib

Consumers to vote for biggest food ad fib

Brewers hope football will boost beer sales

Brewers hope football will boost beer sales

Will Bionade fizz go flat after Dr Oetker takeover?

Will Bionade fizz go flat after Dr Oetker takeover?

Fancy beer bottles brew up problems

Fancy beer bottles brew up problems

Bavarian beer hall tries to seduce Berlin

Bavarian beer hall tries to seduce Berlin

Oktoberfest comes to a jolly, boozy end

Oktoberfest comes to a jolly, boozy end

Beer inspectors allege Oktoberfest ‘Maß’ fraud

Beer inspectors allege Oktoberfest ‘Maß’ fraud

Oktoberfest buzzes with booze and merriment

Oktoberfest buzzes with booze and merriment

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Giving beer a home in the Rhineland

Discovering Munich’s best summer beer locations

Discovering Munich’s best summer beer locations

Oktoberfest beer prices to crack €9-mark

Oktoberfest beer prices to crack €9-mark

Beer purity law proposed as UN world cultural heritage

Beer purity law proposed as UN world cultural heritage

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures

Sunny weather puts a head on flat beer industry figures

Krombacher profits bubble up thanks to soft drink sales

Krombacher profits bubble up thanks to soft drink sales

Beer sales continue their gradual slide

Beer sales continue their gradual slide

Raising a toast to a Hamburg icon

Raising a toast to a Hamburg icon

Biofuels give German brewers a hangover

Biofuels give German brewers a hangover

Getting through a smoke-free Oktoberfest

Getting through a smoke-free Oktoberfest

Remembering the Oktoberfest of yore

Remembering the Oktoberfest of yore

Beer mug brawling spikes at 200th anniversary Oktoberfest

Beer mug brawling spikes at 200th anniversary Oktoberfest

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

End to Oktoberfest marred by crowd chaos

Oktoberfest kicks off

Oktoberfest kicks off

Neighbourhood beer proves better than a bake sale for charities

Neighbourhood beer proves better than a bake sale for charities

Oktoberfest starts 200th jubilee with historic party

Oktoberfest starts 200th jubilee with historic party

Oktoberfest all over the world

Oktoberfest all over the world

Drinking culture: Oktoberfest gets odour-eating bacteria

Drinking culture: Oktoberfest gets odour-eating bacteria

Oktoberfest to enforce strict smoking ban

Oktoberfest to enforce strict smoking ban

Oktoberfest goes back to the roots for 200th anniversary

Oktoberfest goes back to the roots for 200th anniversary

Brewer banishes Bud to crown Hasseröder official World Cup beer

Brewer banishes Bud to crown Hasseröder official World Cup beer

Oktoberfest hikes beer prices for 200th anniversary

Oktoberfest hikes beer prices for 200th anniversary

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Bavarian beer prices stable as beer garden season begins

Lufthansa offers iPhone loser free flight for German pub crawl

Lufthansa offers iPhone loser free flight for German pub crawl

Munich’s answer to Lent: stronger beer

Munich’s answer to Lent: stronger beer

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

Beer consumption hits 20-year low

Terror warnings dampen Oktoberfest merriment

Terror warnings dampen Oktoberfest merriment

Terror threats fail to derail the party at Oktoberfest

Terror threats fail to derail the party at Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest crowds drown recession in beer

Oktoberfest crowds drown recession in beer

Skies cleared over Oktoberfest crowds amid terror fear

Skies cleared over Oktoberfest crowds amid terror fear

Islamist suspects detained amid tightened Oktoberfest security

Islamist suspects detained amid tightened Oktoberfest security

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

Australian killed by train after Oktoberfest visit

Oktoberfest opens to massive crowds

Oktoberfest opens to massive crowds

‘Gay Sunday’ kicks off first Oktoberfest weekend

‘Gay Sunday’ kicks off first Oktoberfest weekend

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Plans to censor Oktoberfest debauchery spark press protest

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Court says drivers responsible for dodging Oktoberfest drunks

Oktoberfest beer cheaper for many tourists despite price hike

Oktoberfest beer cheaper for many tourists despite price hike

Escaping Berlin: Autumn colours from a Spreewald canoe

Escaping Berlin: Autumn colours from a Spreewald canoe

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

It’s official: German beer is ‘very good’

Beer sales fizzle to lowest level on record

Beer sales fizzle to lowest level on record

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Lost mini-horses taken in by kindly Bavarian monks

Drunk driver cruises into metro tunnel

Drunk driver cruises into metro tunnel

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Baden-Württemberg’s best beer gardens

The Local’s guide to Germany’s best beer gardens

The Local’s guide to Germany’s best beer gardens

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Frankfurt’s best beer gardens

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Cologne’s best beer gardens

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Bavaria’s best beer gardens

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Hamburg’s best beer gardens

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Berlin’s best beer gardens

Hofbräuhaus to open Manhattan beer hall

Hofbräuhaus to open Manhattan beer hall

Oktoberfest beer Maß prices bubble over

Oktoberfest beer Maß prices bubble over

Home brewers could save Germany’s sacred beer tradition

Home brewers could save Germany’s sacred beer tradition

Bavarian brewers strike

Bavarian brewers strike

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times

Beer sales on the rise

Beer sales on the rise

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Oktoberfest revellers shun beer for condoms

Six million visit Munich’s beer bash

Six million visit Munich’s beer bash

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s beer

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s beer

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s food

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s food

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s tents

Your guide to Munich Oktoberfest’s tents

Smokers to enjoy final Oktoberfest before ban

Smokers to enjoy final Oktoberfest before ban

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Oktoberfest organizers fear deep freeze

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Beckstein hammered for drink driving comments

Why beer and tight leather trousers don’t mix

Why beer and tight leather trousers don’t mix

Bavarian farmer promises cops a keg after 100th sobriety test

Bavarian farmer promises cops a keg after 100th sobriety test

Truck loses 350 cases of beer on Autobahn

Truck loses 350 cases of beer on Autobahn

German beer sales to climb during Euro 2008

German beer sales to climb during Euro 2008

Oktoberfest ‘maß’ cost climbs over €8

Oktoberfest ‘maß’ cost climbs over €8

Pensioner injures tourist with Hofbräuhaus beer mug

Pensioner injures tourist with Hofbräuhaus beer mug