The best beer in Germany: types, brands, festivals

The best beer in Germany: types, brands, festivals

Main impressions

Berlin does not leave you indifferent.

The districts of the city are not at all similar to each other and this is one of the main features.

Everyone is like a small country with its own rules. Modern architecture mingles with post-war, the streets are a mix of different cultures and nationalities.

Here, culinary gurus prepare new American, French, German and Asian cuisines using special ingredients and an atypical mix of flavors, while maintaining and adhering to core traditions.

We invite you to see everything with your own eyes and taste this city.

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Detailed program

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Check in, welcome brunch. Alexanderplatz

We will meet you in the lobby of the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz at 15:00.

The hotel is located in the Mitte district. itte is world famous sights: Berlin TV Tower, East Side gallery, Checkpoint Charlie checkpoint. Here is the best shopping and hangout places. Small boutiques with well-known brands, shoe stores and second-hand shops. This is art and galleries. Museum Island is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The Alexanderplatz transport hub is 700 meters away. Metro, trams, buses - everything is at hand.

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It is simply impossible to leave Germany without a beer mug! Ceramic or glass, branded or souvenir, classic or fun - the choice is huge. The most caring tourists bring their loved ones the main gastronomic symbol of the country - the famous German beer. This makes sense, because a product from Munich, Berlin or Cologne will be different from a drink of the same brand brewed in Russia.

We will tell you which beer in Germany is worth trying or buying as a gift for loved ones. What brands are considered the best, how to choose the right intoxicating drink, what it is. And the most interesting are excursions and beer tours in Germany, which are really worth your time.

Briefly about the main thing

Why is there such a colossal difference in the taste of the beer of the same brand, brewed in Germany and in another country? It's all about raw materials, water quality, technology and other nuances. A simple example: many tourists note that the Pilsener bought in Berlin is not at all like the one sold in Russia. There really is a difference. This is why many are eager to bring beer from Germany as a gastronomic souvenir. Moreover, the prices for German beer in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf and other cities are simply ridiculous.

Draft or bottled?

Of course, the best beer in Germany is considered to be "live" beer. It is worth buying it in bars or small private breweries. If you are going on themed excursions, you can taste the foam straight from the barrels.

In supermarkets you can find "live" German beer in plastic bottles. You can also buy it safely. Pay attention to the production date - this drink has a short shelf life.

Bottled beer is more convenient in terms of transportation, and it is much easier to buy it. The choice of varieties is also impressive. Do not be skeptical about it - the Germans themselves drink bottled beer. It is really of excellent quality and taste.

German Beers

There are over 100 varieties of hops in Germany, over 200 varieties of yeast and over 40 varieties of malt. Hence, hundreds of the most different variations of the drink. We will teach you how to navigate German beers and read labels. This will help you not to get confused in the store and make your choice.

Top German Beers:

  • Pilsener (Pilsner) is a bottom-fermented drink and the most popular beer in Germany with a strength of up to 4.8%;
  • Weizen, Weissbier (Weizen, Weissbier) - classic unfiltered wheat beer with a strength of 5 to 5.4% + Dunkelweizen (dark wheat) and Kristallweizen (filtered);
  • Altbier/Alt (Altbier) - a unique beer that is brewed only in the lower Rhine region, mainly in Düsseldorf;
  • Kölsch (Kölsch) - beer with a bright bitterness, which is brewed only in Cologne;
  • Schwarzbier (Schwarzbier) - black beer with a deep taste, one of the oldest varieties in Germany, which was traditionally drunk by workers to recuperate;
  • Berliner Weiße (Berliner Weisse) - a light beer with a slight sourness, brewed exclusively in Berlin;
  • Bockbier/Bock (Bockbier) - the strongest beer with alcohol content from 6%
  • Zwickelbier/Kellerbier (Zwickelbier/Kellerbier) - unfiltered and unpasteurized "live" beer type "lager" , not bottled;
  • Rauchbier (Rauchbier) - the famous German "smoked" beer;
  • Roggenbier (Roggenbier) - rye beer, typical only for Germany;
  • Märzenbier/Märzen (Märzen) - translated as "March beer"; bottom-fermented drink, which is prepared exclusively in early spring according to special recipes;
  • Festbier (Festbier) - this beer can only be tasted at Oktoberfest, it is brewed especially for the holiday;
  • Weihnachtsbier ( Vainakhtsbir) - or "Christmas"; quite strong beer of dark red color and one more exclusive, as it is served only fresh and only from the end of November to March.

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Gastronomic tourism in our time is a new and popular type of tourism, which gives even more impressions than ordinary travel. What can reduce stress and make all tourists happy? Of course, food! On trips, you can learn a new culture, learn about unusual dishes, try them and even reproduce them for your family, already at home, and for such trips there are already gastro-tourism experts, such as . lub /. Now let's find out what foreign dishes you need to try on your travels.

If you are in Spain

Spain is full of delicious food to try. Each city and region has its own gastronomic characteristics. This list is just a good start for those new to Spain. Some of the dishes or products can be found even in the resorts, they are popular and easy to find.

1) Paella is a saffron rice dish with seafood, chicken or vegetables added. There are many different rice dishes in Spain, but paella is the classic popular and traditional Spanish dish. Residents of the country claim that there are already more than three hundred recipes for this dish.

2) Jamon - dry-cured ham of a white pig. It is considered one of the most expensive delicacies in the whole world.

3) Gazpacho - fresh vegetable puree soup. This dish is served cold, which is why the Spanish and Portuguese love gazpacho so much for its refreshing and cooling effect on a hot summer day.

4) Pisto is a stew that consists of tomatoes, onions, eggplant or zucchini, green and red peppers and olive oil. The dish resembles ratatouille and is usually served warm as a snack. It is often served with bread, a fried egg on top, or with slices of ham. Stew is also used as a filling for pies or for filling tartlets.

5) Chorizo ​​- spicy smoked pork sausage.

6) Sangria is an alcoholic beverage that is often considered wine. It is made on the basis of pieces of fruits and berries. Drink from 4 to 9 degrees of strength.

While in France

There are several foods and dishes you should try in France:

1) Let's start with the famous French cheese. Cheese has such a long history and the French are proud of it. In their opinion, the best cheeses in the world can be found in France, because it is in this country that more than 365 varieties are prepared. You can buy cheese from a small shop, a farmer's market, or any grocery supermarket. A good way to try several cheeses at once is to order a cheese platter at a restaurant.

Tip: Try cheese with French red wine.

It is simply impossible to leave Germany without a beer mug! Ceramic or glass, branded or souvenir, classic or fun - the choice is huge. The most caring tourists bring their loved ones the main gastronomic symbol of the country - the famous German beer. This makes sense, because a product from Munich, Berlin or Cologne will be different from a drink of the same brand brewed in Russia.

We will tell you which beer in Germany is worth trying or buying as a gift for loved ones. What brands are considered the best, how to choose the right intoxicating drink, what it is. And the most interesting are excursions and beer tours in Germany, which are really worth your time.

Briefly about the main thing

Why is there such a colossal difference in the taste of the beer of the same brand, brewed in Germany and in another country? It's all about raw materials, water quality, technology and other nuances. A simple example: many tourists note that the Pilsener bought in Berlin is not at all like the one sold in Russia. There really is a difference. This is why many are eager to bring beer from Germany as a gastronomic souvenir. Moreover, the prices for German beer in Berlin, Munich, Dusseldorf and other cities are simply ridiculous.

Don't forget about restrictions. According to the rules of Russian customs, one person can enter only 3 liters of alcohol without duties.

Draft or bottled?

Of course, the best beer in Germany is considered to be "live" beer. It is worth buying it in bars or small private breweries. If you are going on themed excursions, you can taste the foam straight from the barrels.

In supermarkets you can find "live" German beer in plastic bottles. You can also buy it safely. Pay attention to the production date - this drink has a short shelf life.

Bottled beer is more convenient in terms of transportation, and it is much easier to buy it. The choice of varieties is also impressive. Do not be skeptical about it - the Germans themselves drink bottled beer. It is really of excellent quality and taste.

German Beers

Traditional food in Germany is often associated with pork shank, sauerkraut and grilled sausages. But these are far from the only dishes of rich German cuisine.

The country loves to eat well. The proof of this is the huge number of national recipes created using pork, veal, vegetables and other natural ingredients. Experts advise to start acquaintance with the main culinary masterpieces of Germany with 10 favorite dishes of the indigenous people of the country.

White sausages Weißwurst

White sausages made from a mixture of minced pork and veal with herbs, egg white, lemon zest and onions are a must-try food in southern Germany.

Sauerkraut sauerkraut

Traditional national food in Germany is unthinkable without the famous Sauerkraut stew. The country even says: "Leb wohl, ess Kohl", which means "live well, eat cabbage." The Germans love this simple and tasty dish so much that they jokingly call themselves Krauts.

No festive meal in Germany is complete without a favorite side dish. Before serving, shredded white cabbage is left to ferment under pressure in clay pots placed under water for several days. A properly prepared dish includes peppers, apples, lard, juniper berries, onions, cumin, beer, or German white wine.

Beef rolls (Rinderrouladen)

This high-calorie meal is a frequent "guest" of traditional family Sunday dinners. It becomes especially popular with the Germans during the Christmas cold season.

A filling of bacon, mustard, onion and pickles is wrapped in thin long layers of beef tenderloin. The highlight of Rinderrouladen is a spicy dark sauce made from broth, red wine and vegetables, exuding a mind-blowing aroma. The combination of simple products creates a unique rich taste of this national dish, which perfectly complements the side dish of stewed cabbage, boiled potatoes or flour dumplings.

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