Oktoberfest

Drink More Beer
Today is the beginning of the world’s biggest beer festival in Munich, Germany. For 16 days millions of people from all over the world will cram into a 42 hectare site to eat, drink, and be very merry.

Beeronomics
US President Obama might want to take a lesson from the Bavarians on job creation. From the Montreal Gazette:

Across the country, the economic impact of beer is enormous, with breweries responsible for 30,000-plus jobs. When you add in supply industry jobs, retail positions and hospitality employment attributed to the industry, beer becomes responsible for more than half a million jobs in Germany, generating a value-added impact of $18.7 billion, according to a 2009 Ernst & Young report.

Anyway, this is the time of year my brother starts reminiscing about the time he and a couple of his friends went to the great beer festival in Munich. For some reason all I can picture is Chevy Chase doing the ‘schuhplattler’ in the 1985 movie, European Vacation:

Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO93OT3P30g

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