Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle

Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle

Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle

Okay, this beer was pretty delicious. Somehow, it just hit the spot. Lots of hops.

The interesting thing about this beer is that it’s brewed in Baden-Württemberg, about 170 miles south of Stuttgart, in the Black Forest. Tannenzäpfle means “little fir cones,” which I suppose have something to do with the trees around the brewery. You might think “hey! I bet they use pine cones to brew this beer!” but you’d be wrong. The Germans don’t put pine cones in beer.


3 thoughts on “Rothaus Pils Tannen Zäpfle

  1. Thomas says:

    Ahh, yes. Tannenzäpfle. I remember finding this in a bar in NYC once. Too bad I can’t remember where.
    Interesting fact: the brewery is owned by the state of Baden-Württemberg. So this makes it a socialist beer.

  2. Kathryn says:

    This is a beer you’ve definitely had before, though you may not have realized it, because it was served at our wedding! Holger specially requested that they have it. I didn’t know it was socialist though, I’m not sure if that has any implications for the marriage…

    • James says:

      I KNEW I had it before! But as for the marriage implications, it simply means everyone in your marriage shares equally; Holger buys some chocolate, and a share belongs to you.

      That’s how it works in our household too; I buy some chocolate, and 70% goes to Alissa.

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