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German Drink Recipes For German Mixed Drinks- Order like a Local!

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Some people seem horrified that Germans will mix Beer and Soda. But think about it, Germans do seem to enjoy putting simple things together to make them bigger, better, more complete… or at least, different. You will see this tendency over and over in language, for example the word “Fußgängerübergang” (Pedestrian Way Bridge). And this […]

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What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special

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  During the fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Octoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making […]

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What is Federweisser? All you Need to Know About this VERY Young Wine

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When people think about traveling to Germany in the Fall, they often think Oktoberfest. BUT, the country has so much more to offer besides this well-known attractions! For example,  Federweisser. What is Federweisser? It’s an alcoholic drink only available during the months of September and October. This is a real autumnal tradition for many Germans, […]

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Where to Get a Beer in Munich… Munich Beer Halls, Beer Gardens and Oktoberfest

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  Paris has pavement cafes, London has pubs and Barcelona has tapas bars, but for beer lovers,  Munich is the  place to go for beer halls and beer gardens.  That is not to say that  beer is Munich’s only attraction. Far from it. There is much to see in this elegant southern German town but […]

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Hugo Drink Recipe- Learn How to make this Refreshing Cocktail!

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Looking for a refreshing way to beat the heat? This Hugo drink recipe is simple enough for even the most inexperienced home bartender to make… yet it’s delightfully tasty. Think of it as a variation on a Mojito or a Wine Spritzer. The Hugo uses sparkling wine, mint, and Elderflower Syrup. It’s the Elderflower that […]

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Erdinger’s Raspberry Beer Punch Recipe – A German Weissbierbowle Recipe

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I find that here in California, when I say”Beer Punch Recipe“, people look at me funny. In a world of craft and specialty beers, why would you mix in fruits and champagne? You know why? Because the flavor is out of this world delicious, and it’s quite refreshing on a warm day. A German Bowle, […]

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What is Bavarian Beer? A Beginners Guide to Bavarian Beer Styles

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Bavaria, in the heart of Southern Germany, is world-renowned for its beer, and this region has given birth to a wonderful array of brews. But what differentiates the diverse beers of Bavaria, and which kind most perfectly suits your taste? Sit down in a Gasthaus, or visit a BierGarten, and suddenly, you are faced with […]

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Erdbeerbowle – A Refreshing Summer Strawberry and Wine Punch

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  Growing up, whenever my family has a larger summer gathering or Grill Party, my mother will make an Erdbeerbowle. This refreshing wine and strawberry punch is perfect on a warm afternoon. Sweet and light (but not TOO sweet). Plus, there is fruit involved, so you can sort of pretend it’s healthy. (Watch out for […]

Eiskaffee Recipe – Make this Delicious German Eisdiele Drink at Home

German Beer Quiz Questions…. So You THINK You Know German Beer?

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German and Beer go together like…well…  Beer and Pretzels. (Ok, that wasn’t a great analogy) Still, the German Beer Culture goes back for a thousand years, and there is a lot more about German Beer than Beer Steins and Oktoberfest! So, have a German Beer, try the Quiz, and let us know how you do! […]

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Maps of German Wine Regions- Plan and Remember Your Wine Adventure

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Are you planning a trip to Germany for a wine drinking adventure? You need a one of these Maps of German Wine Regions to help you organize your vacation!  I love maps. There is something about having an image to go along with an idea…. to see where the wineries are, how far apart… and […]

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