Bad News For The World’s Most Popular Beer Festival

Oktoberfest is no doubt one of the hallmarks in the European festive calendar. It is the largest folk festival in the world with 6 million annual visitors who, a study has now found, produce more methane during the fest than the entire city of Boston—a lot more. Titled “Methane Emissions from the Munich Oktoberfest”, the study found that the Oktoberfest, where people consume an average of 7 million liters of beer, produces ten times the amount of methane that Boston does. What’s interesting is that the researchers only sampled…