Germany - brewers fear beer price war!

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Erlangernick
beers 6 º places 2 º 01:21 Fri 5/10/2013

Originally posted by lberges
Guest beer is a good british tradition. Rare in Germany because many bars are bound by contract. Wonder what brewdog will serve. Another UK beer? A major German? Or something more interesting, something better than brewdog?


Schorsch?

 
MannyGoldberg
beers 259 º places 29 º 02:43 Fri 5/10/2013

Regular guests on tap in the UK bars at the moment include The Kernel, Birra del Borgo, Mikkeller, De Molen, Brodies, Beavertown.

In the past I have sampled Firestone Walker, Lagunitas, Cantillon, Evil Twin, Southern Tier, Flying Dog and various small batch Scottish brewers (Cromarty, Tempest etc.) in their bars.

I would be surprised if they did not stock the new German craft stuff (Hopfenstopfer etc.) and hopefully we would get some sent over here. :-)

 
Nightfall
beers 1307 º places 44 º 03:37 Fri 5/10/2013

I’ve seen Fritz IPA on tap in Greece and if i remember correctly on Denmark too, so I have no doubt that it will appear in other countries too. Here in Hamburg the best craft beer restaurant has Fritz’s Imperial IPA on tap very often : http://altes-maedchen.de/speisekarte/ , however I don’t remember ever seeing any of the hopfenstopfer series on Tap

 
MannyGoldberg
beers 259 º places 29 º 04:54 Tue 5/14/2013

If Brewdog Berlin does happen you might end up being able to get hold of Oskar Blues.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2013/03/12/oskar-blues-bound-for-brewdog-pubs-in-uk/8833/

 
rauchbierlover
beers 671 º places 156 º 11:50 Tue 5/14/2013

Originally posted by MannyGoldberg
If Brewdog Berlin does happen you might end up being able to get hold of Oskar Blues.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2013/03/12/oskar-blues-bound-for-brewdog-pubs-in-uk/8833/


[sarcasm mode on] Wow! We really cannot wait to have it in Berlin!!![sarcasm mode off]

 
MannyGoldberg
beers 259 º places 29 º 09:25 Mon 5/20/2013

I don’t understand that response. It’s a tasty beer.

The bad news is it’ll probably be stale by the time it gets to this side of the Atlantic.

 
rauchbierlover
beers 671 º places 156 º 11:50 Mon 5/20/2013

Do you really think germans could be interested in BrewDog? Furthermore, do you really think germans could be interested in Oskar Blues? I repeat what I said some time ago

In a country that invented Mahr’s U, why should people be interested in pineapple, resin-tasting IPA???


BrewDog pub in Berlin is just a place for beery tourists who cannot appreciate german beers and really don’t know what and where to drink in Berlin.

Just my two cents

 
Erlangernick
beers 6 º places 2 º 23:41 Mon 5/20/2013

Originally posted by rauchbierlover
Do you really think germans could be interested in BrewDog? Furthermore, do you really think germans could be interested in Oskar Blues? I repeat what I said some time ago

In a country that invented Mahr’s U, why should people be interested in pineapple, resin-tasting IPA???


BrewDog pub in Berlin is just a place for beery tourists who cannot appreciate german beers and really don’t know what and where to drink in Berlin.

Just my two cents


Bit of a generalisation there, isn’t it? Obviously, *some* Germans do have interest in beer brewed outside the borders of their country, or placees like bierkompass and bierzwerg wouldn’t do what they do.

 
rauchbierlover
beers 671 º places 156 º 03:29 Tue 5/21/2013

Yes, some. But we’re talking about Berlin. There’s a big difference between places like Hops&Barley/Heiden Paters and a Eckkneipen. Sometimes it’s hard for retailers even to sell a Tannenzäpfle. You cannot compare the "beer-scene" of Berlin/Germany with those of other countries. I met *some* people appreciating IPAs (in Bier Kombinat), but just two hopheads in 4 years it’s not enough, isn’t it?

 
McWorta
beers 1633 º places 156 º 11:27 Thu 5/23/2013

They do all good beers so I kind of understand when you hav been brought up with it you stick to it. But I met more and more germans being interested in different beers, the hard bit is they start always comparing it to their childhood beers which cannot be right! You cannot and shall not compare a pils with a barley wine! No no no! And I suppose that is really the problem... to appreciate diversity in its full facettes.
And I would disagree that german beers are all the same or similar as previously suggested... holy moly - that definitely ain’t true!