Last week was my official "winter" holidays, even though they took place in spring. A single week to punctuate the transition into warmer weather and longer days. And boy, have the days gotten longer.
Ratskrone Premium Pilsener is brewed for the Edeka supermarket chain. Of all the big German supermarket chains, Edeka is probably the most luxurious and lavish. In my region, the actual brewery is not clearly stated on the can; the so-called Brauerei Abfüllung written on the can is not an actual brewery, and the only visible … Continue reading Ratskrone
It's time to take at look at Rewe's contribution to the shit beer landscape. Rewe is a supermarket chain which is somewhat more luxurious than Lidl or Aldi. Turmbräu Original Premium Pils is brewed for Rewe by Brauerei Mönchengladbach (Oettinger). 500ml can of this swill can be picked up for 29 cents. Colour is a … Continue reading Turmbräu
Karlskrone Premium Pilsener is brewed by Brauerei Mönchengladbach, one of Oettinger's breweries, for Aldi Süd. A 500ml can can be brought for 29 cents. The label promises "fresh" and "spicy" enjoyment. Colour is medium gold with minimal head and some faint lacing. It is almost scentless with a mere whiff of breadiness. Taste is … Continue reading Karlskrone
Perlenbacher is the house brand of the Lidl supermarket chain. It isn't an actual brewery; several breweries produce beer for Lidl on contract. Premium Pils Their most popular offering appears to be their Premium Pils which they stock in large quantities (any beer with "premium" on the label must be making up for … Continue reading Perlenbacher
It's been a benign three weeks since my last post, and at some point in the last three weeks I realised that I finally felt "settled" in my school as a staff member. The other staff members seem to be "used" to me now, and some have even expressed appreciation for what I do, which means a lot because the culture here is seldom complimentary for the sake of it.
Here in Germany there is no lack of great beer; there is also no lack of shit beer. There are several shit German beers which have achieved international fame, the usual big name swills: Beck's, Bitburger and Radeburger, which are all relatively unpleasant pilseners. By no means are these the worst, and it is my mission to find the cheapest, nastiest, skunkiest pisswater in all of Germany.