Category Archives: Germany

Gaffel Kölsch Lager

4.8% alc./vol., 500 ml bottlePrivatbrauerei Gaffel – http://www.gaffel.com/Köln, Germany “Köln” is Cologne.  In 1709, an Italian living in this German city came up with a perfumed water that he named “Eau de Cologne”, and now when you hear “cologne” you … Continue reading

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Celebrator Doppelbock Dunkles Bayriches Starkbier

6.9 alc./vol., 330 ml bottleBrauerei Aying – http://www.ayinger.de/Aying, Germany People remember that Lent is a time of fasting and giving things up in preparation of Easter.  People forget that the same thing goes for Advent…you’re supposed to prepare for Christmas … Continue reading

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen White Beer

5% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleSchöfferhofer Weizenbier Gmbh – http://www.schoefferhofer.de/Frankfurt am Main, Germany I find it funny every time a German beer’s web site asks me if I’m 16 yet.  After that, I have no idea what the German web site … Continue reading

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Smoke Lager)

5.1% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleBrauerei Heller – http://www.schlenkerla.de/Bamberg, Germany The original Schlenkerla Tavern in the city of Bamberg dates all the way back to 1678.  Now, normally I call “bull spit” when any brewery claims a heritage that old.  However, … Continue reading

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Spaten München Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu GmbH – http://www.spatenbraeu.de/Munich, Germany Another beer that follows the “purity law”…you know, the code that omits yeast as an ingredient, so this beer omits it as an ingredient too.  It comes from Munich, and I’m … Continue reading

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Rothaus Tannen Zäpfle Pils at the Kart & Eventcenter Karlsruhe

Ottostraße 3d, Karlsruhe, Germanyhttp://www.kart-eventcenter.de/ At the software user group meeting, they announced that we all have to get on busses for a surprise evening social event.  On the way to said event, I signed a waiver that I had not … Continue reading

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Holsten Maibock

7% alc./vol., 500 ml canHolsten-Brauerei AG – http://www.holsten-pilsener.de/Hamburg, Germany Yesterday’s “Festbock” may have been a bit late for the festive season, while today’s “Maibock” is a month early for May.  The can, as you can see, features a Maypole or … Continue reading

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Holsten Festbock

7% alc./vol., 500 ml canHolsten-Brauerei AG – http://www.holsten-pilsener.de/Hamburg, Germany If you’ve been keeping up, you might recall that I didn’t like Holsten’s flagship product.  Will their Festbock be more festive?  The can design is kind of cheerful.  Once in the … Continue reading

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Löwenbräu Original Lager

5.2% alc./vol., 500 ml canLöwenbräu AG – http://www.loewenbraeu.de/Munich, Germany “Munich beer is a protected geographical indication.”  If yesterday’s beer was a bit early for spring, that’s nothing compared to today’s beer that is too early for Oktoberfest.  Löwenbräu is one … Continue reading

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Wernesgrüner Pils Legende

4.9% alc./vol., 500 ml canWernesgrüner Brauerei – http://www.wernesgruener.com/Wernesgrün, Germany The can says both “brautradition seit 1436” (brewing tradition since 1436) and “brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law” of 1516.  That 80 year discrepancy, during which their traditions were … Continue reading

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