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Hawaii Meeting - Research Site: Elks Club, Waikiki
Beer Drinker's Guide Research Team Members gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii to talk about Munich and log a little practice. From left: Steve Dulieu, Larry Hawthorne, Eliska Jezek, Anne Dulieu - Oct. 2001)
Field Report from Glenn Gearhard - May 2002 visit to
Ayinger - September 2001:
Situated opposite the Hofbräuhaus, this modern Euro-beer cafe is
a good alternative to the more lively venues in Munich. Quality food and
beer from Ayingerbrau are available. On our visit an unfiltered kellerbier
was on tap, as was a dark Oktoberfest beer. Food is Bavarian, but a little
lighter than in some places. All in all,a place to recharge the batteries
before heading out for another litre or two!
(From a visit on 18 and 19 March, 2001)
Photo of Paulaner tent below thanks to Sgt. First Class
Steve Landrum (inset), stationed in Germany.
Chinesischer Turm - 15 April 2000
Forschungs Braurerei - September 1997
- Spring 1997
(Paul Pizzeck's Report
from an April 28 - May 1, 2001 "Maß
|Reviews by Paul Ruschmann (visits made
April 28-May 1, 2001 )
Kloster Andechs: Worth the time and trouble getting out here. At 11:30 on a Sunday morning, it was already crowded. The beer is heaven in a krug, and cheap (less than DM10 a liter); Dunkel Export, Spezial Hell, and Weissbier on tap. Bring your appetite: the portions are enormous (pig's knuckles the size of boxing gloves) and the food selection is wide. On your way out, buy a four- or eight-pack of bottles to take home. 4 ½ beers.
Hofbrau Keller: Come here if you want to get away from tourists and noise. The beer hall is immaculately clean. The color scheme is a subdued green and white, and the decor includes modern art. There's a kiddie area and even a no-smoking room. The Saturday crowd consisted mostly of couples and families, many here for dinner. Music (oompah and rock) is confined to the party room upstairs. 3 ½ beers.
Research Team Member Dave Ringler (L) and Wolfgang Schad, Prinzregenten Stammtisch and designated beer drinker extraordinaire on the 3rd, 4th and 5th edition covers of the BDG2M, quaff a couple of weizen beers at Viktualienmarkt.
Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe: Thousands were out on a warm holiday afternoon of Dixieland jazz, sunshine (I saw some nasty sunburns), and, of course, food and beer. For those who hadn't brought their own picnics, there was grilled chickens and sausage; the grounds smelled like a Big Ten tailgate party. Späten-Bräu Maibock was on tap: strong and full-bodied; it got chewier and maltier as it warmed. 5 beers.
Isar Bräu: A gem of a brewpub (near Wa-Wi). The
whole remodeling job was wonderfully done, with copper brewing kettles
right in the middle of the bar-restaurant area. There's outside seating,
including a small beer garden. Isartalerstationsweizen, the house specialty,
is wonderful: amber and hazy, with a lemony taste. Cheap, too. Locals
love it; I saw a parade of people arriving with empty growlers to refill.
Frühlingsfest: More like the boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey--but with more baby strollers--than Oktoberfest. Still, you can get a taste of Oktoberfest hijinks in the Augustiner and Hacker-Schorr tents. Beer by the Maß, a full line of Bavarian comfort food, and a band playing a mix of beer hall favorites and American rock numbers. Singing is encouraged, dancing on tables tolerated. The crowd is 99% local. 3 beers.
Report from Oktoberfest - Augustiner Tent - 16 Sept
Nurnberger Bratwurst Glockl
Andechser am Dom & Nurnberger Bratwurst Glockl