The Bier (Beer)
There's a wide array of foamy and delicious beers. Basic types of German beers are
Pilsner : Commonly called "Pils," this beer is bitter tasting and not extremely malty. Pilsners generate a lot of foam; so once you've poured a stein-full, allow the foam to turn into liquid before taking the first sip.
Bock : A strong beer that is very filling, bock is said to be the creation of monks who had little money for food and so sought a brewing technique that could make beer their main source of sustenance. Depending on the brew, bock can be either light or dark colored. Stock up on bock if you intend to go easy on party fare.
Weizenbier: This extremely light-tasting and light colored beer is made from wheat. But don't be fooled by the light color and taste, for this beer is heavy in alcoholic content.
Oktoberfest: By far the most popular beer for Oktoberfest celebrations, this type of brew was originally created especially for the festival!
The Feast : Bratwursts, grilled chicken, barbequed fish, and potato salad-these are the Oktoberfest food fundamentals. Traditional pretzels and mustard are served alongside authentic German grilled sausages, imported German beer such as Pils or Hefeweizen, and a selection of quality German cheeses.