Nerd Nite Orlando #8: Nerd Nite Goes to Oktoberfest!

For Nerd Nite Orlando #8 we are going to ♫ zickezacke zickezacke hoi hoi hoi ♫ our way over to Orlando Brewing for Nerd Nite Orlando Oktoberfest! We will eat, drink, think, sing, and dance!

Come learn about different beer styles as well as Reinheitsgebot and other fascinating German customs.

$10 includes a beer tasting event and live accordion drinking music by John Kolbrich of the European folk music and polka band, Europa!

Buy tickets directly at: http://www.orlandobrewing.com/oktoberfestevent.html Click "Add to Cart" under the Oktoberfest Nerd Nite section. 

Prost!

PRESENTATIONS

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“Crazy Ludwig's Beloved Homeland” by Professor Anna Lohaus

Are you interested in the origins of Oktoberfest, the exploits of a crazy Bavarian King, or the picturesque palace that inspired Disney's Cinderella castle? This talk is brimming with fun facts about all things German, including a brief look at German stereotypes in the U.S. After this evening, you will chuckle at the irony that Oktoberfest is really a misnomer, since it begins in September and actually ends in early October! Lets make this a night of stereotypes, come dressed in Lederhosen or Dirndl and absorb the alcohol and inticing trivia about Germany's most renowned traits!

Anna Lohaus completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, in French Literature and Political Science. She finished her MA studies in 2009 at the University of Florida in German Literature. She taught for a year at the University of Pittsburgh and is now teaching at Rollins College. Her academic interests are centered around the 18th century. She is especially interested in the playwright and intellectual Friedrich Schiller, including the influence of his aesthetic theories, his social studies, his writings and most importantly his plays, that have long been canonized.

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“Zymurgy: The Nerdy Science of Brewing Beer” by Travis Smith

Do you like "Das Bier"? Would you like to know how this gift from the gods is created? This tippling talk will begin with the art of brewing and fermenting beer, from "sparging the wort" to flocculation and krausen. In addition, by learning how to differentiate various styles of brew, you'll be on your way to becoming a virtual beer connoisseur. Come discover the difference between a Hefeweizen and a Marzen (Oktoberfest) and the importance of the Reinheitsgebot! Do not miss this amazing talk all about beer. Prost!

Travis Smith regularly teaches about brewing and fermenting beer. He is a founding member of the Orlando BrewCrafters, a group of home brewers and friends who meet to discuss home brewing, share tips and recipes (of all sorts) and – most importantly – to enjoy craft-brewed beers.

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  • Josh

    Thank you to those that made it out tonight! I hope you enjoyed our little adventure over to Orlando Brewing. Next month we will be back at Stardust Video & Coffee in Winter Park and will be back to our normal 3 speaker setup. Hope to see you there! Prost!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Mary

    It was an awesome event!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is everyone?

    October 10, 2013

  • Justin C.

    Hoping to meet some new fun nerds!

    October 10, 2013

  • Justin C.

    Just had family show up in town...

    October 10, 2013

  • nicole

    Just found out ill be working late.

    October 10, 2013

  • Josh

    For parking tonight - if there is not available space at the brewery you can park anywhere along the East side of Atlanta Ave (same side as brewery) or anywhere else you can find off the street. DO NOT park on the West side of Atlanta Ave or you will be towed!

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will it still cost $10 at the event?

    October 5, 2013

    • Josh

      $10 to participate in the beer tasting. $5 to cover the cost of the musician if you do not plan on drinking. We are normally a free event but we need to cover our costs or I am out of pocket :(

      October 7, 2013

    • jason m.

      not drinkin? Whaaaaaaaaaa???!!!!!!

      October 10, 2013

  • Justin C.

    Hoping to meet some new fun nerds!

    October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting some of you and having some good beer and fun!

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Omg...who doesn't want to know about lederhosen!?

    October 9, 2013

  • Josh

    I added the presentation details. Can't wait for Thursday!

    October 7, 2013

  • Lauren

    We can't wait; looking forward to meeting new people!

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Josh

    For those of you that may want to buy tickets in advance you can now do so at http://www.orlandobrewing.com/oktoberfestevent.html :)

    September 17, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Omg...who doesn't want to know about lederhosen!?

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Lloyd

    Nerd Nite Orlando is always a good time but the one for this October should be especially fun considering the location. The $10 cover should be totally worth it without a doubt. I'm already planning on going to it knowing I'll be meeting some great people as usual.

    1 · September 14, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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