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Have an Oktober-Feast

Held each year since 1810 in the southeast German city of Munich, Oktoberfest is the largest of its kind in the world. The “people’s festival,” or Volkfest in German, occurs for seventeen or eighteen days at the end of September, leading into the first week of October, and brings in tourists from all over the world.

Along with serving millions of liters of beer, Oktoberfest celebrations are also known for their wide array of traditional German food stands, which serve items like Bavarian cheeses, Bratwurst, and other customary meats.

Though you may not be able to travel to Germany, you can bring a taste of the festival to your own kitchen with these Oktoberfest recipes!

Bavarian Bratwursts
When it comes to German cuisine, bratwurst is front and center. Baked on a bed of  fall fruit and veggies, this dish will have you feeling like you were dropped into Hofbräu-Festzelt (one of the most popular tents at Oktoberfest).

Bier Cheese Soup
Beer, or bier, as it’s spelled in German, is, without a doubt, the most important part of Oktoberfest. Celebrate the Bavarian way with a cheesy soup loaded with good-quality, German-made beer.

Hearty Beer Bread
Four ingredients are all it takes to create this masterpiece of crusty, slightly sweet, and doughy goodness—the perfect accompaniment to your pint of beer and bratwurst (and equally as delicious dipped in a bowl of bier cheese soup).

Make these beer-centric recipes for your Oktoberfest celebration, and be sure to snap a photo to share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ALMbites.

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