Friday, April 22, 2005

Stammtisch a total bust... or was it?

No Germans showed up for my evening of German conversation, but I did discover the joys of Aventinus!

So, not only did I avoid a total loss, I actually won! At $7 a bottle, so did the bar.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Today is the start of a new tradition- Stammtisch. I've gotten some Germans who are living and working in Rochester to agree to come out on a weekly basis for beer and German conversation. What can I say? I need the practice.

So German beer will be in order, and I'm not feeling like hefeweizen. The clear choice: one of Germany's most bitter Pilsners,Jever! Keine Kompromisse.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Beer at the baseball game...

I'm really not a fan of the light lagers pissed out by major American breweries. They taste of corn and fizzy water. But i'll make an exception at a baseball game.

I was in Buffalo yesterday, watching baseball in Dunn Tire Park. I had a Genesee and a Budweiser. They both went great with the classic ballpark setting and the shitty hot dogs. -Mark

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Now that Bob has returned to the US after a three-year stint in Munich, Beercraft's two beer reviewers are busily dragging out the homebrewing equipment once again. In doing so, Bob found a for year old bottle of LaChouffe Belgian Abbey Ale, stored since before he left.

We cracked that sucker, and it was amazing. Age had mellowed the ale ever so slightly. I'm gonna get some and try that trick in my basement. -Mark