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North Peak Ballyhoo Hefeweizen

Sünner Kölsch from Cologne

Hoegaarden White Ale

Bell's Oberon
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To be completely honest, I'm not picky.
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To be completely honest, I'm not picky.
I can see why, there's not a lot of good beer choices in Germany. Smile
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Guinness all the time. Nothing matches it.

Imgic, don't ask for a Black and Tan in an Irish pub - you might not escape with your life!
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Hey Mabel!
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On Apr 3, 2016, stoneunhinged wrote:
To be completely honest, I'm not picky.
I can see why, there's not a lot of good beer choices in Germany. Smile


Most bars in Germany have a house beer. When one orders a beer, the custom is to say, "I'd like a beer" or "I'd like a hefeweizen" without specifying the brand.

Up in the north, that often gets you a major brand, like Becks or Warsteiner. But head further south, and some very interesting beers start showing up in front of you. If one always looks at the menu and tries to be an intelligent chooser, one misses out on the nice surprises. I recommend touring Germany with an open mind rather than trying to be clever. Be surprised.

But I gave a lot of advice about drinking beer in Germany in this thread, a few years back:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=32

For the record: on my Wednesday night out with my buddies I usually drink Guinness.
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Oh, and I have to add this one post to the discussion:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......52851#24

The mother-in-law of which I spoke died in February. But she wasn't my mother-in-law anymore, since I have, since that post, divorced and remarried.

When I remarried, I did it in the States. I got married--to be very specific--at Chez Panisse in Berkeley California. We drank wine, not beer. But I digress. While traveling through Washington and California and Georgia and Alabama during the Honeymoon, I got very interested in IPAs. My wife hated them. She found the extra amount of hops to taste like pineapple or something similar. I myself found them very interesting.

Since then (that was in the summer of 2013), some German breweries have started offering IPAs.

In other words, real creativity and experimentation with beer is originating in the USA. Germany remains behind in beer innovation.

Nevertheless, I remain convinced of the spirit of my own beer thread: keep an open mind and taste MANY beers. Having a favorite is OK, but keep looking. That's the fun of beer. (And wine, and food, and sex. Oh...but with sex, it's probably more fun to keep going to the same bar...or restaurant...or vinter.)
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Rolling Rock. (I grew up in Latrobe, Pa with the original brewery).
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Seriously, Guinness. Guinness is like a snack and a drink at the same time. Very satisfying and doesn't make you want to drink too much. Makes thinking about Magic and watching Magic "in session" more productive than most beers.

I don't drink often anymore. I just sip.

It takes about 1/2 glass of any beer before I should not perform.

A little helps.

There are some good Sierra Nevada (that is a California brand) flavors but I always forget my favorite before I have another one years later.

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. . . it's probably more fun to keep going to the same bar...or restaurant...or vinter.

Vintner?
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Yes, vintner.
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I've just this year discovered the Russian and etc., beers...and they are really good...octane gets up to 10% in a few...and I love one called Kotayk.

those of you near the L.A. area, check out the Jons beer cooler...snag a half dozen weird ones and see how they are...make one of them a Kotayk if you like light and good carbonation.
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On Apr 3, 2016, stoneunhinged wrote:
To be completely honest, I'm not picky.
I can see why, there's not a lot of good beer choices in Germany. Smile


Most bars in Germany have a house beer. When one orders a beer, the custom is to say, "I'd like a beer" or "I'd like a hefeweizen" without specifying the brand.

Up in the north, that often gets you a major brand, like Becks or Warsteiner. But head further south, and some very interesting beers start showing up in front of you. If one always looks at the menu and tries to be an intelligent chooser, one misses out on the nice surprises. I recommend touring Germany with an open mind rather than trying to be clever. Be surprised.

But I gave a lot of advice about drinking beer in Germany in this thread, a few years back:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=32

For the record: on my Wednesday night out with my buddies I usually drink Guinness.
Jeff,

I've made many trips to Germany over the past several years, including Cologn, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Nürnberg. I enjoyed many outstanding German beers. I always try to drink the local brews, as evidence by my large collection of beer mats.
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I always try to drink the local brews, as evidence by my large collection of beer mats.


That's my view too. Find out what's local and give it a whirl.
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If I go out to a bar, I always order what's on draught. Why go to a bar to drink what you get at a deli?
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When I was young I liked Foster's. After seeing the world, Germany mainly, and trying many good beers I had one again and thought it was pretty lame. But; having said that, a good, cheap choice is Foster's Ale; the newer one in the green can. You get 2 beers per can for 1.99 to 2.50 when they're on sale. It holds a good head for a while and has a decent bitter taste. I'm enjoying one right now with some pasta with seasoned olive oil, bell peppers, onion, garlic and pulled chicken.
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Favorite beer? A porter I've brewed myself. Smile
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Oh that's good stuff...taste..smooth..and one will kick you good! A friend introduced me and I didn't realize how high alcohol content it had. I did not drive home that night!
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Duvel- had one the other day for the first time in years.


Just trying a New Belgium Hoppy Blonde. Very crisp and delicious.
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