Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Quick Drink: German Lager

Sometimes you just want a beer that tastes like beer. Of course, each beer drinker has their own expectations and biases about what beer should taste like. I enjoy a beer that makes me remember my first sip of beer. Maybe you were eight or ten, but at some point, you took a sip of beer when someone's back was turned. Your face promptly contorted into something resembling Jim Carrey's funny days. That will always mean, to me at least, a beer that sort of tastes like Dixie. Albeit, now I want a better version of that.

Lagers. That is what I reach for. These beers are fermented at colder temperatures resulting in a crisper, more refreshing beer than its richer cousin, ales. The Germans are really good at a few things: dismantling Barcelona with efficiency and ruthlessness, invading (but not conquering) other countries, engineering, turtlenecks, and brewing beer. Ayinger is my German lager of choice. This one here is called Jahrhundert Bier which means (pardon my German) "A beer perfect for after cutting one's grass."


Nora said...

You guys should check out the Aline Street Beer Garden at Prytania and Aline (just across from Touro on that pointy corner). They've got a ton of awesome German beers running the gambit from everyday to obscure, and lager to heffeweissen. A lot of care there with curating the beer list.

Yepi said...

What a great initiative here. I'll look around the site and see if I can offer any additional ideas. Thanks.

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