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Stahlsturm
04-06-2006, 06:02 AM
such reads the article in Regensburg's Mittelbayrische Zeitung today, announcing the festivities for the "Tag des Bieres" (Day of beers) on April 22nd. For the 8th time now the breweries of Regensburg County are turning one of the big squares in downtown Regensburg into a giant beergarden to present to the average beer drinker that there in fact are regional breweries and that they have a LOT to offer.

Present will be:
Brauerei Kneitinger Regensburg (who actually have their motherhouse at the Arnulfsplatz as well)
Brauerei Bischofshof Regensburg
Spitalbrauerei Regensburg
Brauerei Plank Laaber
Brauerei Goss Deuerling
Schloßbrauerei Eichhofen
Gutsbrauerei Meyringer Moosham
Spezialbrauerei Schierling
Prösselbräu Adlersberg

NOT present will be:
Brauerei Luber Kallmünz (Brewpub only)
Brauhaus Thurn und Taxis Regensburg (Brewpub only)
Brauhaus Johann Albrecht (Brewpub only)
St. Georgsbrauerei Hemau (who contract brew outside the area)

Last year the wife and I were there and we got royally hammered :D If you're anywhere near Regensburg that day you really will miss out on a great fest if you don't show up. I know we will certainly be there !!!

chazwicke
04-06-2006, 08:33 AM
Sounds GREAT!

munich1
04-06-2006, 09:41 PM
Only one day for what seems like an awesome festival?? If I ever get to Munich in the spring, I'll have to run up to Regensburg for this event! I was in your city in '05, and enjoyed Kneitinger, Spital and Bischofshof. And I would love to sit in Spital's beer garten, with a fresh beer, overlooking the river and city on a gloriously warm summer evening. I think I just described heaven on earth.
munich out.

steveh
04-06-2006, 10:22 PM
Yer breakin' my heart man. :(

S.

Stahlsturm
04-07-2006, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by chazwicke
Sounds GREAT!

Hell yes :)

Stahlsturm
04-07-2006, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by munich1
Only one day for what seems like an awesome festival?? If I ever get to Munich in the spring, I'll have to run up to Regensburg for this event! I was in your city in '05, and enjoyed Kneitinger, Spital and Bischofshof. And I would love to sit in Spital's beer garten, with a fresh beer, overlooking the river and city on a gloriously warm summer evening. I think I just described heaven on earth.
munich out.

Well, all the places are open all year of course but to have them all together in one place that's a once a year occasion.

Next time you swing by Regensburg you'll have to give me a ring. Then I can show you some different places that are less overrun on warm summer evenings. You can sit outside already during the day but it's still too cold at night. But soon, hehehe.

Stahlsturm
04-07-2006, 12:13 AM
Originally posted by steveh
Yer breakin' my heart man. :(

S.

I was more trying to provide incentive for you and others to come and see Regensburg, hehehe. Later today we're riding to the KEEP IT TRUE festival with two cases (10 liters each) of Märzen, one from Brauerei Goss, the other from the Schloßbrauerei Eichhofen. Good thing we can drink while we drive over here in Germany, hehehe.

chazwicke
04-07-2006, 08:45 AM
Rub it in, why doncha...

Stahlsturm
04-10-2006, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by chazwicke
Rub it in, why doncha...

Of course :D At least until you finally came here and gave it a try.

steveh
04-10-2006, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Stahlsturm
...with two cases (10 liters each) of Märzen, one from Brauerei Goss, the other from the Schloßbrauerei Eichhofen.

Okay, so here's a question: How come you're drinking so much Märzen at this time of year? Have the German brewers gone as brain-dead as the American brew-pubs and believe Märzen was meant to drink in März? The style is brewed in the month of March to be consumed throughout the Summer and into Autumn when brewing season starts again...at least in the traditional manner.


Good thing we can drink while we drive over here in Germany, hehehe.

Since when? I've heard that if they catch you driving drunk, the Polizei cut out your tastebuds!

S.

munich1
04-10-2006, 08:52 PM
Hey Stahlsturm,
Any chance you'd be in the Bamberg/Forchheim or Kulmbach areas in late July? We are planning a trip to those places to drink a little German beer!

Stahlsturm
04-11-2006, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by munich1
Hey Stahlsturm,
Any chance you'd be in the Bamberg/Forchheim or Kulmbach areas in late July? We are planning a trip to those places to drink a little German beer!

I haven't had any plans thus far but if we make it a weekend I'm almost certain we could work something out :)

Stahlsturm
04-11-2006, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by steveh
Okay, so here's a question: How come you're drinking so much Märzen at this time of year? Have the German brewers gone as brain-dead as the American brew-pubs and believe Märzen was meant to drink in März? The style is brewed in the month of March to be consumed throughout the Summer and into Autumn when brewing season starts again...at least in the traditional manner.

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Since when? I've heard that if they catch you driving drunk, the Polizei cut out your tastebuds!

S.

Both breweries have their Märzen available all year around afaik. I drink a lot of it because I like it alot, hehehe. That I meantion it a lot these days is a mere coincidence.

As for the driving while drinking, that's not a problem. I can drive by a cop car with a beer in my hand and toast them through the window. Most won't do anything and the worst thing to possibly happen is a short check if my papers are in order which of course they are and a breathalyzer. If I'm under the limit (and with one or two beers I am under the limit) nothing will happen whatsoever. If I'd be over the limit that'd be a very bad thing though because they'd immediately revoke my license for at least a month (repeating offender can get up to a year or loose it permanently) and I'd get a very stiff fine. But if I'm driving to a concert with wife and friends they all can drink as much as they please and no german cop would even look twice.

MeridianFC
04-11-2006, 08:16 AM
Sensible is the only way to describe that.

chazwicke
04-11-2006, 08:46 AM
Originally posted by munich1
Hey Stahlsturm,
Any chance you'd be in the Bamberg/Forchheim or Kulmbach areas in late July? We are planning a trip to those places to drink a little German beer!

Ahhh Bamberg!!!!! I NEED to get back there.

steveh
04-11-2006, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by Stahlsturm
Both breweries have their Märzen available all year around afaik. I drink a lot of it because I like it alot, hehehe. That I meantion it a lot these days is a mere coincidence.

As it's my favorite style, I guess I wouldn't complain either!


As for the driving while drinking, that's not a problem. I can drive by a cop car with a beer in my hand and toast them through the window. Most won't do anything and the worst thing to possibly happen is a short check if my papers are in order which of course they are and a breathalyzer. If I'm under the limit (and with one or two beers I am under the limit) nothing will happen whatsoever. If I'd be over the limit that'd be a very bad thing though because they'd immediately revoke my license for at least a month (repeating offender can get up to a year or loose it permanently) and I'd get a very stiff fine. But if I'm driving to a concert with wife and friends they all can drink as much as they please and no german cop would even look twice.

Wow, that's all very contrary to the "scare" tactics I ever heard. What is the blood alcohol limit in Germany? In most of the US you can barely have one beer without being legally drunk!

S.

Stahlsturm
04-11-2006, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by steveh
As it's my favorite style, I guess I wouldn't complain either!



Wow, that's all very contrary to the "scare" tactics I ever heard. What is the blood alcohol limit in Germany? In most of the US you can barely have one beer without being legally drunk!

S.

0.05 % which means you can have 2 beers (0.5 liters) in a space of a few hours without a problem. They lowered it from 0.08 % a few years ago. If you have between 0.05 and 0.08 you still only get fined, everything beyond 0.08 means your licence.

chazwicke
04-11-2006, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Stahlsturm
0.05 % which means you can have 2 beers (0.5 liters) in a space of a few hours without a problem. They lowered it from 0.08 % a few years ago. If you have between 0.05 and 0.08 you still only get fined, everything beyond 0.08 means your licence.

Yikes! That is worse than here. .08% is the current limit. But we have some neo prohibitionists working to lower it to .05%

Stahlsturm
04-12-2006, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by chazwicke
Yikes! That is worse than here. .08% is the current limit. But we have some neo prohibitionists working to lower it to .05%

Yeah, I'm quite annoyed about it myself. There was no scientific reason for this whatsoever. They are just criminalising people and all the real DUI's have 0.2 % anyways so they wouldn't be deterred. Bloody socialists... :(

chazwicke
04-12-2006, 03:06 PM
In the immortal words of Francie Brady "What's this world coming to?!"

Stahlsturm
04-13-2006, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by chazwicke
In the immortal words of Francie Brady "What's this world coming to?!"

It's going to Hell. That's where it's going.