Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Oktoberfest 2009 The Hofbräuhaus Song!

We're getting very excited about Oktoberfest this year and thought we'd get you in the mood, we know it is only 87 long long days until the 176th festival but hey, why not!

As part of this year's Oktoberfest Training Package (OTP), it is recommended that you learn certain things before the Big O.
One of Munich's finest songs In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus we find to be very emotional and makes us think of singing, large large beers and chicken. Not to mention Dirn'dls...

This year we have included 2 very useful videos to guide you along your way and ensure that when in Munich you sing like a local. We do however recommend that you listen very carefully to the words, sing this very quietly at first and gradually build up to a higher volume, then when you are confident you can introduce the song to your mates down the pub or at work, sit on a bench and roll side to side.

Good luck, one two, three.....

In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus: Eins, zwei, ... g'suffa!
Da läuft so manches Fäßchen aus: Eins, zwei, ... g'suffa!
Da hat so manche braver Mann: Eins, zwei, ... g'suffa!
Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
Schon früh am Morgen fing er an
Und spät am Abend kam er heraus
So schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus.

In English this would sound something like this...

In Munich stands a Hofbräuhaus: one, two ... cheers!
There run out so many steins: one, two ... cheers!
There are so many brave men: one, two ... cheers!
Show what he can endure
Already early in the morning he begins
And late at night he comes out
So beautiful it is in the Hofbräuhaus!

The Extended Version!


Friday, 19 June 2009

Great Belgium Beer Tour-October 2009 2 PLACES LEFT

There are currently 2 places available (6 people maximum) on our October Great Belgium Beer Tour (GBBT-091016).
This epic 10-day adventure across the whole of Belgium and northern France starts in Düsseldorf, Germany visiting every Belgian Province and Trappiste Abbey and ends in Düsseldorf!
If Düsseldorf isn't a good pick-up/drop-off for you then talk to us and we can sort something out!

This exclusive 'gourmet' tour travels in an anti-clockwise direction and takes in bier-cafes, world class Belgian restaurants, breweries, historical attractions, religious sites, countryside, WW1 and WW2 sites and much much more!

Even if you don't even like beer you will see the whole of Belgium anyway!

Friday 16 October-Sunday 25 October 2009
Please email us for the full Itinerary.


The photo on the right is the Grand Place in Bruxelles, taken just last week! On the left is L'Ange Gardien-Orval Trappiste Abbey's 'tap', fresh Orval 6.2 and the 'monks' weaker 3.5, oh, and great cheese as well!

Bier-Mania!'s Great Belgium Beer Tour runs all year. Please email or phone if you are interested in dates. For more information see our website.
Tours for 3-6 people.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009


We don't often put stuff like this on the blog but just recieved this from a 75-year old retired man of the cloth, it's a corker....

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly
contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand,
and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational
Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues
or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus
will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact
with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or both
of the antidotes - Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and
Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until
WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you
do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is
controlling your life.