Germany takes the 2nd Place in the Beer Consumption Top, losing it only to Check Republic, where Pilsner was actually made (in Plzeň or Pilsen). Funny enough tiny Estonia is the 5th with 91 litres per capita.
Germany makes the strongest beer in the world – 57,5% Vol called Schorschbock 57. Brewed by Schorschbräu. This must be the limit.
Germany also owns the most swearworded beer – Fucking Hell. A Pale Lager beer brewed by Waldhaus Privatbrauerei.
One of my favorite beers which is still not widely available – Wulle Biere. Brewed by Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu. Just recently they started making 0,5 instead of 0,3.
Within Social Media Week Berlin I had a chance to attend 2 hour Beer Tasting. They called it “Future Taste”. 10 absolutely exclusive beers were offered that night to a limited 40-people audience. All made in Germany. After the 5th I forgot which ones I liked most. But I remember two of them had extremely high level of bitterness, something like 42 units with 8,2% Vol. The last two were Organic beers, one tasted like “bacon” another one like “doctors cabinet” – as if you put a roll of bandage in your beer for a good hour or two.
For many years German beer was brewed in adherence to the Reinheitsgebot order or law which only permitted water, hops and malt as beer ingredients. The order also required that beers not exclusively using barley-malts such as wheat beer must be top-fermented.
These days a famous October Fest is taking a place in Bavaria, but also in other cities, including Berlin. Passing by Alexanderplatz one could feel a smell of grilled curry wurst, hear the music and see many people enjoying beer during the day.
Enjoy the last sunny days with beer, because Netto has already brought in Gluhwein and marzipan whether you like it or not.
UPDATED: just found a new statement – there is 65% beer -> READ