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Oct 25, 2014

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Oktoberfest guide

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Postcard from the 1938 Oktoberfest in Munich

Oktoberfest in Munich, the biggest public festival in the world, will be celebrated for the 174nd time this year. There will be about 6 million people and they will consume about 6 million liters of beer.



From Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, beer drinkers in the United States and Canada do their best to duplicate the festivities in Munich. Here's a look at some of the efforts.

Popular at both weddings and Oktoberfests, the Chicken Dance is best learned by the "jump in and try it" method. There are many variations and you'll have to follow the version the band plays, but here are the basics

Märzenbier has a malty aroma, and is a medium-strong version of the amber-red Vienna style. U.S. beer drinkers can choose from many excellent versions of the style, including both imports and U.S.-brewed products
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