Hi ya'll,

I spent a bunch of years in Germany, first around Kaiserslautern, then southeast of Munich near Rosenheim.

I have been to "the" Oktoberfest in Munchin.  They have fests in every town that has it's own brewery.  Every town has it's own brewery. You get the picture? I went to a lot of fests.

You know those Dirndels the server ladies wear? Almost ankle length and puffed out by many petticoats and such.  I have a couple I bought to play dress up.  My hubby loves them.

I've tried beer from hundreds of breweries there.  I grew to love the wheat beers, the darker beers, the fest beers are stronger, all of the beers.  The title of my story is the name of my favorite beer.  I love that beer.

I could never put away as much beer as my husband, and he couldn't keep up with the German locals.  He was smart enough not to try.  We enjoyed our time there very much.

Someone here said you don't really keep beer.  You just process it and give it back.  O.K. , that is a bit crude, Um, How about this.  I drink beer, I process it, then I filter it.  That is the thing about good beer. It makes you pee.  And it goes through me fast.  It went through me so fast I ended up wet almost every time.  The dirndels were really good for that.  I'd have soaked panties and really only had to worry about the dress if I sat down right after getting soaked.  Or soaked my panties while I was sitting down.  That could be a problem. But after three or four of those beers, who cares!

Back to the subject.  The Germans also believe a good beer helps the digestion.  I have to agree, I was the healthiest I'd ever been while I was there and drinking wheat beer. Did anyone tell you that wheat beer is alive? Not dead like most of the beer that goes skunky here in the USA?  Beer that is alive can be drunk a year after being bottled.  It just gets stronger, ages like fine wine.  I like wine too.  Damn I need a good beer right now.

You know something else? There is no age restriction there.  Parents have the right and responsibity to teach their children about beer, wine, and drinking.  As soon as a child can sit at the table and behave, they have beer or wine with their meals.  They do not have the problem we have with people turning 21 and getting stupid drunk and killing themselves.  They have been drinking most of their lives by then.  They don't have the problems with abuse either.  You drink too much, you fall asleep.  I did anyhow.  Ok, that was almost a rant and I still need a good beer!!!

Rachael74 Rachael74
56-60, F
10 Responses Mar 15, 2009

Hey JoJo,<br />
Tucher is the only beer available right here. It is good but not one of the top Ten. It wasn't that long ago, I was paying $1.99 gor a 16 oz bottle. Then it went up to $2.24. I thought that was bad enough, but just last week I bought a couple and they are now asking $2.99<br />
I've been saying all along the effect of gas going over $2 will affect the price of everything. But to go from $1.99 to $2.99 in only a couple years is very high inflation.<br />
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You Must let me know if you find Oberdorfer in store. I prefer the Dunkle. I promise to get a photo and post it.

Wow Rachael! I don't know how I missed your excellent beer post but I'm glad I found it. Next time I go to the Farmer's Market in Atlanta, I'll check for it. I think I recall seeing it there. I go for the wheat beer and just drank my last 2 bottles the other day. Can't live long without the stuff :-)

PPL, I have not been able to find it for about two years. I was buying it by the case, then it wasn't in stock anymore. It is a small brewery with a handful of labels. I will take a photo of the label and post it in my album.

Rachael74 Does anyone import Oberdorfer ? I have not been able 2 find it in Pa.

Something was said about beer being good for you - - -<br />
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That said, let me remark,<br />
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Too much of anything can be bad for you.<br />
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For beer to be good for you, it first has to be good beer. <br />
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The German breweries are controlled by the German Rienhietsgebot. Excuse the spelling if wrong. Their law states what they may use to brew beer so you can be sure when you drink their beer that it is pure. <br />
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My favorite school of beer is the wheat beers.<br />
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Natural wheat beer is alive, and still fermenting in the bottle. I have had a Belgian beer that had gone over a year past the (best if consumed date) and had mellowed and strengthened to a very tasty and potent beer.<br />
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Dead beer like bud will not age, it just decomposes in the can. Hence the stinky smell and flavor. The (best if consumed by date) was created for crappy beer like that. <br />
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The Germans believe beer is good for the digestion. I have to agree. When I enjoy a good beer with my meal everything just works so much better.<br />
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The beer I had with my last meal was marked 8.5%. The better German beer also comes in 16 ounce bottles, half litre. A German beer in a 12 ounce bottle is made just for import to people who really don't know what a good beer is. <br />
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That is a good place to start learning.

Miller, Coors and Budweiser are all **** water! It can't even be classified as beer as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't put my lips to that crap if it were the last beer on earth! LOL<br />
I lived in Berlin for 2 years in the early 80's. We traveled within Germany a little but I never had the opportunity to explore southern Germany! :-(

U can borrow a pair any time . That is what I have been told . They don;t go by miller or coors each town has there own brewery . Some day if I live long enough I will go 2 Germany, My Heritage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JoJo,<br />
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Prost! I was in southern Germany, Bavaria, and the beer was really good there. Thanks for the comment.<br />
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Plastic Panty Lover,<br><br />
I like the recycling rooms idea. Homebrew is really good. My hubby does some, and if you think about how small most of the German breweries are, they are really just very old homebrewers.<br><br />
Um, I could have used those plastic panties a few times, where were you when I needed you?

I agree with the Germans in the fact U grow up with beer U do not have a problem with it . I call it recycling beer . At my beach home in lower Del. there bathrooms a R marked RECYCLING ROOMS !!! I make my own BEER . U cant beat a good HOME BREW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am also of German Decent .

I have to say, I loved your story. While living in Germany, I fell deeply in love with Weizenbier and have enjoyed a loving relationship with the stuff ever since! It's my favorite! I'm so glad they carry a few good imports at the Farmers Market!<br />
I need to get one out now, carefully pour it in a glass and say "Prost" to my fellow Bier Wench! All the best!