Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pferdemarkt und BrauTage in Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg was going off today! Strange to see a familiar place overtaken with people and tents and events. A parade, a carnival, horse shows, tons of craft and crap stalls, and a brewfest. Awesome weather, too. Within minutes of arriving to watch the parade, we were handed free alcohol (local red wine and some Ouzo!). I love German parades!

We are not sure why the festival and parade, but the horses and the traditional dress were out in full force, so its some kind of farming festival. Had some beer from a local brewery that was special for the weekend, and it was a surprisingly hoppy NW-style IPA (it was not an IPA but tasted like one). Brought me back to Portland beers. I was not expecting that. It was a good day...here are some pictures.






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