We’re in our sixth week of Ausgangsbeschrankung, which is not a complete lockdown, but most businesses are closed, and there will be no festivals. We’re coming through pretty well so far–working through our stages of grief, but with sufficient food and toilet paper.
April 23 is the Tag Des Deutsches Bier, the anniversary of the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot, which I have seen (really!) and already written about.
Traditionally on a Thursday every April, Freising holds a Tag des Bieres celebration in the Marienplatz. After a short ceremony where the Reinheitsgebot is read and Freising’s beer is pronounced good and healthy, and it is recommended all the townspeople enjoy it, a keg is tapped and Freising’s breweries start filling mugs with the proceeds going to a good cause. You can find a nice video of the 2018 proclamation on YouTube, and browse photos of the 2019 on the city’s official website.
And now, set the mood for the rest of this post with music from local band Premium Bavaricum.
Tag des Bieres–zuhause!
The public ceremony was canceled, so we had our own at home with three classic Freising beers.