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The Ultimate Kegger

The world-famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall in Munich, Germany - a favorite stop for tourists, who push daily sales of suds to 115,800 quarts - starts celebrating its centennial today. Thousands of people visit the cavernous hall to celebrate and watch rowdy Bavarian dances and raucous stage shows accompanied by oompah music. The original Hofbrauhaus was opened by Duke Wilhelm the Kind in 1589, and as early as 1828 unwashed peasants were allowed to join the wealthy and drink beer in two rooms that were thoroughly scrubbed twice a day. The new building can handle 3,000 guzzlers.



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