Preparing barrels for Oktoberfest

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Cooper Joerg Schnepper prepares new beer barrels made of oak wood for the burning of the signature at the barrel factory Schmid in Munich, southern Germany. The barrel factory produces about 1,000 beer barrels with capacities of ten to 200 liters per year. For this year’s edition of the traditional Oktoberfest beer festival, which will be running from September 20 to October 5, 2014, the company has produced 50 new barrels for the different breweries of the city. The barrel factory is the only factory in Munich and Upper Bavaria that produces beer barrels in the old traditional craftsmanship and also delivers its products to Austria, Switzerland, Australia and the US. – Reuters