Wiesn in a Box Creates an Oasis of Beer and Pretzels at Burning Man 2019

September 12, 2019

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The following post was written by Jakob Levin, a member of the Wunderbar Together team and recent Burning Man attendee.

A three hour drive and four hours of waiting in line behind us, the Wunderbar Together and Wiesn in a Box teams decided it was probably time to cook some dinner. We had no idea how much longer the line would take, and between the 100 degree heat, frequent dust storms, and three days of packing and prepping, we were ready for a meal. So we started generator in our trusty Wiesn in a Box and began cooking as the line crawled forward. After all, we would need all the energy we could muster to become active members of the Burning Man Community.

Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a seventy-thousand person community where nearly all art, music, food, and drinks are provided by the members of the community to share with everyone. This is what inspired us to take part. What could possibly be more Wunderbar Together than sharing beer and pretzels with members of your community?

We arrived to Black Rock City, the municipality constructed each year in the middle of the Black Rock Desert to host Burning Man, with 2,500 beers and 500 pretzels and started serving beer within hours of our arrival. Parched visitors, covered in alkali dust, were delighted to receive warm pretzels and ice cold Hoffbrau beer on tap. Our tables filled with people from around the world who reveled in the chance to take a moment, sit down with fellow Burners, and just hang out in our beer garden.

After just 6 short days, we packed up our empty kegs, loaded our tables, and said goodbye to Black Rock City. Exhausted, dusty, and filled with new experiences and memories, we made our way back to Reno Nevada and on to the next events. The Wiesn experience at Burning Man was a huge success, and we are grateful to have been able to take part in such a norm-shattering movement. Aufs nächste mal, Burning Man!


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