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It's all about the yeast - Pyynikin Dammer Pils

Pyynikin Dammer Pils

It was one of those days. One of those days nothing really works and you got totally exhausted by all kinds of work. And there is only one thing you are looking for at the end: a damn good refreshing beer. 

I checked the fridge and there it was, shining at me with bold white letters: A Pils, to be specific the Pyynikin Dammer Pils. I took it, poured it into a a glass and the first thing I noticed: yeast. Basically I got a unfiltered Pils in front of me and therefore the first questions was: what da hack is that? 

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The goth you like to drink - Grufti Kellerpils

The goth you like to drink - Grufti Kellerpils

Sometimes a label of a beer bottle can tell a lot, sometimes it tells nothing - even not the best before date, which happened to me in Brussels, where I got pretty nice and decent beers. Beers I couldn't have bought 5 years ago in Germany. I still wouldn't be able to buy cool beers in the town I used to live in Germany, but that is a totally different story. TV-Germany is addicted to its TV-beers, those produced by the biggest breweries in Germany, which dominate the German beer market, but that is yet another story. 

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Too many hops are just too many

Weißenoher MONKey Hersbrucker Gebirge bottle and poured in a glass

When I was working for Karlsberg (Saarland, Germany) I once was at the brew house for maintenance reasons - my colleague and I had to clean the Meuro 2001 mash filter - I accidentally came in contact with hop extract. For those of you who ever sticked their finger into hop extract know that it takes days or even weeks until the hop flavour vanishes. And: you will never forget that smell.

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The Monkey you are looking for

Polaris Hüller in a bottle and glass

Getting real good beer is one of the benefits being in Nuremburg pre Brau Beviale. To say one thing upfront: The Green Monk(ey) Polaris Hüller is the second beer in a row that has excellent body / hop ratio which makes it one of the most decent craft beers I've had in 2016.

Some hours after the pretty heavy carbonized Grüner Helles we had a Polaris Hüller from the Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe, which is a German classic brewed in the Pilsener tradition.

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My first glutenfree beer - Neumarkter Lammsbräu Glutenfrei - Tasting - Neumarkter Lammsbräu Gluten

Gluten free beer is free of the wheat / rye / barley protein gluten (or nearly free – gluten free means below 20 ppm gluten) and its parts gliadin or glutenin. It is therefore digestible by persons who suffer from Celiac disease.
There are some breweries around producing gluten free beer - hosts a list of gluten free beers sorted by country.

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