The hubby’s favorite German beer, and a tip for hockey lovers (Sept. 21)

September 20, 2008

I just had to put a link to this New York Times article here on the hubby’s behalf. You see, during the six years we lived in Germany, he developed a deep, abiding love for Rothaus Pils, a beer from the Black Forest. You might have seen it, although probably not — it’s pretty hard to find on this side of the pond.

Here’s hoping, though, that that’s about to change. Rothaus is suddenly trendy in Berlin. You have to love a beer that was originated by monks; is wholly owned by the German state of Baden-Württemberg; comes in little brown bottles nicknamed Tannenzäpfle, or “little fur cones;” and adheres to the German purity law of 1516, which limits its ingredients to water, barley, hops and yeast. Oh, and did I mention it has Little Red Riding Hood on the label?

So, you’re saying to yourself, what does this have to do with events in St. Louis? Well, the hubby was introduced to Rothaus by his hockey teammates in the fine town of Esslingen … and thus hockey is today’s tie-in. If you’ve given up on the Rams already and are looking forward to seeing what the Blues bring to the table this year, you’re in luck — the NHL preseason is upon us. The Blues’ FanFest takes place tomorrow (Sept. 21) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scottrade Center. Admission is free and, even better, anyone who attends will receive a free ticket to a preseason game. An estimated schedule is online at the Blues’ homepage; activities include a practice session and scrimmage, plus an autograph session and various other activities.

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One Response to “The hubby’s favorite German beer, and a tip for hockey lovers (Sept. 21)”

  1. voncook Says:

    The red riding hood and monkish feeling would be good.

    I wonder if they have it here..

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