The origins of this are that during Lent the religious people couldn’t consume solid food and so the Paulaner monks created a beer that would give them more nutrition during this fasting time. This “doppelbock” is high in alcohol (approx 7-12%) and sweet to act as a ‘liquid bread’ which they called “Salvator” (“Saviour”).
It was like a much calmer, less touristy version of Oktoberfest. Okay it was a Tuesday evening, but still!
Of course, the first thing to do was order a beer…
…followed by some food to soak it up!
Before making friends and dancing the evening away to the Bavarian band.