I love beer.
For as long as I can remember, it's been a dream of mine to grab my passport, buy a pair of Lederhosen and head to Munich, Germany to revel in all the magic that is Oktoberfest.
Sure, I usually spend the fall season drinking enough Oktoberfest beers so that I feel like I'm in Munich every weekend, but that really isn't the same thing, is it?
America is really good at taking things from other countries, so there's no shortage of beer gardens and traditional German brew pubs in the NYC area, but that's still not the real thing.
This year... I once again failed to make it Munich for the 2016 celebration of Oktoberfest. But thanks to some fine advancements in digital photography, it's possible to take a look at the following photos and imagine yourself downing liter after liter of sweet German brew.
Actually, that's not true. All these photos of Oktoberfest 2016 are going to do is give you some serious FOMO and make you wonder why you didn't decide to go to Munich to celebrate this historic event in person.
For those not in the know, Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival. The event is held in Munich, Germany every year, running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October.
More than six million people head to Munich every year to drink their weight in Oktoberfest beer.