Bavarian words and phrases

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  • O’zapft is! - means it's tapped in Bavarian dialect. For example, O’zapft is! is announced by the mayor of Munich when he opens the first wooden barrel of beer at the Oktoberfest.
  • Bießgurkn - translates directly into biting cucumber, meaning quarrelsome, unpleasant woman.
  • Lewakaas - Leberkäse (literally liver cheese) is a Bavarian butcher specialty made of corned beef, pork, bacon and onions but no liver or cheese
  • Lewakaassemme - baked Leberkäs served in a bun