Hermit hoar, in solemn cell,
Whether or not you believe it, I didn't really care for beer before arriving in Deutschland. I have come to love this nectar and am enjoying studying it at every opportunity. I am amassing an extensive beer label collection and, as my palate develops, some tasting notes.
Here is my present all time favorite............
In my travelings I always try to find and taste the local beer - to cultivate a greater appreciation for the tremendous variety of beers in the world. To keep track, I soak off the beer label. Thus far my beer label collection exceeds three hundred. Though not all images are "on-line" you can explore some of the countries and beers I've discovered through my Beer Label Database. If you are interested in seeing the images, drop me a note. I'll try and find the CD-ROM I burned of the images and put it on the server.
My father will of course tell you of the time he slipped me a Pilsner Urquel and asked me to identify it while my brother hinted and coaxed me into believing it was an American beer.
I guess I'll just have to keep cultivating.
Beer Brewery Tours - Overview
( Details )
Palm, BEL, Steenhuffel|
MITRE/BEL + JT Goulet
Rochefort, BEL, Rochefort, Abbaye Notre-Dame de St-Remy|
Maredsous, BEL, Maredsous|
Leffe, BEL, Dinant|
Orval, BEL, Orval, Abbey Notre-Dame d'Orval|
Cantillon, Brussels, Belgium|
G Belongie, RP Galloni, JT Goulet, J Hammond, J Kuhn, JF Legrande
|2002 08||Heiniken, Zoutwoude, Nederland|
Yuengling, Pottsville, PA|
JJ Goulet, W Goulet, JT Goulet
|1999 05||Privat Brauerei Franz Josef Sailer, Marktoberdorf, Bayern, DE|
Samson Brewery, Budvar, CZ|
Straffe Henrik Brewery, Brugge, Belgium|
Chimay & Scarmount Abbey on the way home.
Bottling plant was the closest thing to Chimay Brewery Tour.
Pilsner Urquell, CZ|
Gene Vogt, Al Moyer, & I. Our pilgrimage, Ceské Budjovice & Pilsen compiled and presented by Gene Vogt.
Pilsner Urquell, CZ|
Keith Hans, Rob Gehl, David Dickerson, & I.
|1992||Dinkel Acker, Stuttgart, DE|
|1982 06||Heineken, Amsterdam, NL|
If anyone can recommend a text color for this backdrop, I would gratefully appreciate it:
For me whisky used to also be something I would never have touched. If, like liver, you have to develop a taste; why bother. Then I met the Scottish Single Malts. It was a cold winter day, 22 Dec 1983, in Edinburgh, but that's another story. Unfortunately I have let my membership with the Scottish Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) lapse. My comments in this area therefore have been put on hold.
|198x||Michners, PA, USA|
|199x||Royal Loch Nagar|
|199x||Highland Park, Orkney|
|2003 07||Oban, Oban Talisker, Skye Ardbeg, Isley Laphroaig, Isley Lagavulin, Isley|