How quickly three years can pass by! To everybody involved, it seemed, as if dismantling all booths of the market has taken place just a moment ago…
On 7th October 2012, the next historic market Dickerischer Maat took place in the small streets of the Limburg hamlet Dietkirchen; and again the home brewers of the region Nassauer Land (Hausbrauer Nassauer Land) took the opportunity to present not only the historical way of beer brewing, but also to share some barrels of their famous home brew with the visitors.
Based on last years’ experience, the home brewers had prepared several batches of their tasty cellar beer; thus, there was enough of the delicious stuff on tap to still the visitors’ thirst, as they were watching the production of the next 60 litres.
Perfect autumn weather – cool, but sunny skies – saw the opening of the historical market at eleven o’clock; and it was just a moment later when all streets in Dietkirchen were already stuck with people. The crowds literally clogged all paths and alleys; and in front of the home brewers’ stand it was particularly crowded. The long queue of patiently waiting beer drinkers mingled with the queue of those, who were interested to see the show brewing. It seemed almost a miracle that in this heavy crowd no one has fallen into the brewing kettle!
After eight hours of hard work, the home brewers of the Nassau region could agree: Again, it had been an extremely successful presentation. All beer has been sold out completely; the new batch of beer was well done; and the guests have been happy. Andreas Schwickert and Georg Muth as the hosts donated to all the helpers a polo shirt with the Brunnen Bräu Dietkirchen crest on the chest. A short moment of rest, a nice group photo, and then again, unfortunately, work called and dismantling the stands started.
Since 1991, the historical market Dickerischer Maat takes places every third year on the first Sunday in October. Nearly 100 stands and booths present historical crafts and delicious specialties. Under good weather conditions, the market attracts many thousand visitors from all over the region.