Hoist a beer and sausage and celebrate! Oktoberfest has become an international phenomenon, and plant-based meats make it easy for vegans to join the fun. Dig into our best recipes using plant-based sausage, plus a few tips on choosing a vegan beer.
Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Munich, Germany, and now it’s enjoyed all over the globe. In fact, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival, attended by more than 6 million visitors in Munich alone. It includes various foods, feats of strength, and old-fashioned competitions like tree climbing, stein holding, and, of course, beer drinking. The traditional Oktoberfest beer is a full-bodied amber brew, also called Märzen because it’s brewed in March with a slightly higher alcohol content so the beer will last until fall.