Für die Liebe der Deutschen Bieren! If you’ve wondered why the blog posts have stopped coming or where I’ve been; well if the title didn’t give it away then we just won’t talk about it. Ok, for those that can’t add; I’ve spent the majority of the summer in Germany working, from June to the end of August. I’m actually home a few weeks early. I’ve really missed Sarah, to the point that if I would have flown home again I’m not sure I could have put myself back on a plane to go back. Thankfully everything worked out and she was able to visit me for a week. Half way through her 10 day long trip I was requested home to take on twice as much responsibility at work. Now that work has doubled here I’m missing the 70 hour weeks in Deutschland (amazing huh?).
For those of you here that have never been to Germany or think that German helles, pils or even weizens fall into the group of mass produced domestic beers then you should really try them again. There is a reason, many actually, that beer, or rather bier is enjoyed before noon, after noon and all night. It’s simply delicious. If you don’t believe me then ask yourself if America has a state law on how beer should be produced. The German bier purity law, the Reinheitsgebot, or Bavarian Purity Beer Law was created in 1487 stating that beer can only be made with three main ingredients; barley, water and hops. It was not until the 19th century that yeast was added to the law because it wasn’t a known ingredient.
Now that I’ve been back for over a week now I’ve already made a trip to Terrapin. This past Friday was their Great Pumpkin Fest. That post will be coming up next. The other exciting news is that in 10 days we should see high temperatures in the 70s and lows in the upper 50s. What that means is that after three days with lows in the 50s then it’s officially home brew season at our house. It’s a self imposed house rule.