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    ..trinke Spaten!

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    Sure! I'm game!
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    My first real job was in Bavaria, aged 15. I lied that I was 16, and got a job guiding in the mountains and rivers of Southern Germany and Austria for the families of US and UK troops stationed there in the 80's. The guides slept in an army tent camp made in the forest.. and towards the end of the summer the beer tents came through to a place at the bottom of the valley...every week a different one. The first company to visit was Spaten.. you could say I lost my German beer virginity to that company, so it will always have a tender place in my heart!

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    So the curious name is apparently from the malt shovel

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    "Spaten" means spade in German, and the symbol of the brand is a malt shovel. "Franziskaner" means Franciscan in German, and the picture on the label is of a Franciscan friar.
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    A youngster.. they only started brewing in 1397.

    The standard on the left is 5.2%, the Oktoberfest special is 5.9%.

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    I have set my fridge so that they are on the cusp of viscosity.

    The vegetables are all frozen to hell.

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    A fine choice to pledge allegiance to.
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    Default Re: Lass Dir raten...

    those bottles look fatter than the ones here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    I have set my fridge so that they are on the cusp of viscosity.

    The vegetables are all frozen to hell.
    When one has good beer, who worries about frozen vegetables ? ? ?
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    Ich trinke Spaten! Ich trinke auch Hofbräu, Löwenbräu und Paulaner... alles Münchner Biere.
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    I was introduced to Spaten 40 or more years ago, by Charlie Reysen, who owned a gin mill named Wagon Wheels.

    So-called, good, beer was not a thing back then, at least not in my area or in my crowd. Molson or Heineken or Becks, maybe, but those were it.( Of course, Guiness was copiously consumed but thats a different bird)

    Charlie liked these Spatens, and didnt really sell them, but drank them himself.

    One night, I was sitting at his bar, it was three deep and he was busy. He walked up, poured me this beer with lemon, and walked away without a word. Just a gesture from an upturned chin.

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