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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday in Pictures: Cologne

Today's picture dump includes a few choice shots from the lovely city of Koln/Cologne.  Enjoy--

Many breweries keep a "library" of recent releases so they can track their beer and refer back to a particular shipment in case of complaints.  This is Reissdorf's. 

I was on my third glass of Fruh--you can tell by the tick marks left on the beer mat.


In Cologne, waiters carry trays around and replenish empties.  This works when 90+ percent of your beer (or all of it) is a single type.  Not recommended for a place like Apex.


German beer halls are just vast.  This is Gaffel.


They're called "stange" glasses, and every brewery has their own version--but they're always 2cl.  (At a euro eighty a pop, you can really tear through your budget with these little guys.)


If you ever go to Cologne, ascend the stairs at the Dom.  Spectacular.

4 comments:

Erlangernick said...

How'd you find the smoking in those savage lands outside Bavaria? Been a few years since I've been up that way, not sure what the situation's like any more.

TJ said...

Beervana is the best!! I can't wait to go back. Just doing some initial research. Here's another pretty good one if anyone is looking.

http://www.thisboundlessworld.com/beervana-craft-microbreweries-of-portland%E2%80%99s-pearl-district

Later
TJ

TJ said...

Haha! I typed the URL in wrong....here it is...

Beervana is the best!! I can't wait to go back. Just doing some initial research. Here's another pretty good one if anyone is looking.

http://www.thisboundlessworld.com/beervana-craft-microbreweries-of-portlands-pearl-district

Later
TJ

Jeff Alworth said...

Nick, I heard you might find smoking in Berlin, but I didn't see it anywhere I traveled. (Though outside Bavaria that was just Dusseldorf and Cologne.)

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