On Sunday, we wandered over to Sommerfest with a couple friends. After wandering around a bit, we ended up sitting down at an outdoor restaurant area that had some shade. We didn’t realize we had just sat down at a brewery. You’d think that’d be something we’d notice.
The beer was something I had never heard of, or seen in the stores. Alissa and I ordered the same beer, because when one of the options translates to “master brewer’s beer”, you buy it.
It came in a small 0.3 liter glass (about a half a pint), but the first sip was glorious. So many hops. So much delight. I was shocked, because up till now, I’d never had a German beer that used hops properly. Yeah, I said “properly”. Hops should be used for flavor, not preservation. Their logo even has a hops plant on it!
We also tasted the darker beer, which was good too. Somehow, against my character, I drank three of these without even considering switching to a different type. We’re going to have to go back to make sure we give adequate testing time to the other options.
And can you guess how far away the brewery is from our apartment? A delightful five minute walk! When one of you guys comes to visit, we’re totally going on a brewery tour. And we’re going to bring home a mini keg.
Just spend some time reading that website. Then book a flight.