I had Belching Beaver on tap at my regular pub at least a couple of times. My local craft beer shop has a couple of cans. Will check this week when I go there.
So, I was going through some old Schlenkerla photos…
The 6 pack carrier in Germany is big to accommodate the standard German bottles. The bottles have a deposit. German beer bottles usually have a deposit so my recent order of 40 Schlenkerla will have to go in the glass recycle container as no shop around here takes them back.
German beers I get here all have original labels. Whereas I see the same beers exported to the US (or somewhere else) the labels are slightly different, mainly with some English on them. On the back label of this, being a fasting beer, says “Brotzeit* is already included”. (*Brotzeit is a light meal, consists of rye bread, cold cuts, cheese, gherkins etc and washed down with beer.)
Oak-smoke Doppelbock. Everyone raved about it when it first came out (photo was taken in 2010) but I would rather drink the Urbock all day long. Not that I didn’t like it, of course not, but it’s a bit of a “too much of a good thing” kind of beer and is best not drink it more than once a year. I got a 6 pack and we did manage to finish all 6. Would try it again if I can get hold of one. Notice the label has English on it here. It was very much meant for the international market. And believe me, Schlenkerla doesn’t need any international advertising. Tourists would be lucky to find a free seat at their pub.
This is the old label. I put the new Lagerbier next to my monitor and noticed the difference straight away. Too bad they changed all the labels. I like the old ones better.
After Schlenkerla the next 2 are like they are from another universe. From Il, Chicago. Nicely hazy, nice smell, creamy. Tastes fine. Not sure if I would like it the same without dry-hopping. Most Revolution Brewing beers have the word “hero” in the names. Don’t they find it repetitive after 5?
Eleven brewery, Netherlands. The Revolution Brewing is a bit better. Brewed with “warrior” and Idaho-7 cryo. Thin bodied, creamy but very standard.