Posts Tagged ‘beer’

sans cooler

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I have been asking around about the possibility of borrowing a really big cooler. You know, the type you take to a picnic that can fit a 24-pack of Miller with tons of ice, etc. Or a 20 pound turkey. Yet it seems that Germans have not discovered the usefulness of big coolers. One colleague pointed out: why would I want to own a cooler so big that it would be too heavy to carry easily? So that your beer can be ice cold. Instead of lukewarm like it usually is at German picnics.

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

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yucky beer

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Here are two sequential photos of a non-beer-drinking sober stick-in-the-mud at Oktoberfest. A liter of beer in one of the tents (replete with surly barmaids and annoying drunken tourists) cost approximately $8.

Besides drinking beer, there was card playing, pretzel eating, outrageously expensive and creamy white russian drinking and movie watching (a German filmmaker about Mongolia called Die Hoehle des gelben Hundes (The Golden Dog), which I recommend.)

end of summer beer drinking

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

This weekend we’re going to the center of the beer drinking universe: Munich in full Oktoberfest mode. Supposedly it’s the world’s largest public festival where annually 6 million people (tourists) tip back more than 5.7 million liters of beer. Click here for a Web site with the history of the festival. Also, make sure to check out the “dictionary” of important Ocktoberfest words.

Full report (and photos, of course) when I return.

aunt sally

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

My Aunt Sally has been bumming around Germany lately. She went with me to three (!) museums, took me shopping for much-needed household goods, made sure there was time to eat sweets and invited me to the Walfisch brauhaus to drink lsch beer. She also had the brilliant idea to hang pots and pans from hooks to make more space in our teeny kitchen. Aunts are cool.