If you’re the sort who needs an excuse to don Lederhosen and fill a frosty mug with your favorite libation, then Oktoberfest is your kind of festival. And while the real deal is in Munich, there are plenty of upcoming stateside opportunities to chug from a mug.
And don’t feel like you’re getting the raw end of the stein, fellow Americans. According to New York Times writer Eric Asimov, our country has developed a golden (or maybe amber?) touch when it comes to beer brewing.
"American beer culture has progressed far beyond what anybody but the most visionary beer fanatic ever imagined," Asimov writes. "American craft brewers now inspire bastions like England, Germany, and Belgium to re-examine their own traditions and to invent new ones."
We’ll drink to that.
Find out more about brews and the celebrations that honor them on Trove’s Beer and Oktoberfest channels.
One of the great joys of launching Trove last week was watching the early growth of user channels: Channels on the site that are controlled not by our editorial team, but by you. They tend to be the more creative of the batch.
User channels start in two main ways: In one case, users type a topic into our search bar and decide to develop a channel around it. In the other, a user takes an existing editor-created channel and tweaks it to better match their interests. (Go ahead; we don’t mind.)
On Friday, we put out a call on our Facebook page for folks to share their favorite user channels — if you put all that work into creating a channel, why keep it to yourself, right?
Team Trove responded in force. Here, for your adding pleasure, are some of the channels they created using the same tools you have:
After months of development and weeks of eager anticipation, we’re excited to invite you to try out Trove, a site that allows you to bend the news to your will.
Log in through Facebook Connect at Trove.com, then check out our streams of customized news organized in channels. You can choose from the thousands our editors have already created (like Libya, Barack Obama, Science, and, mmmm, Beer) — or you can make your own using the search bar at the top of any Trove page.