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Old 01-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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Hello All:

I, like everyone else on these forums, love beer. I have to admit, however, that I am more ignorant than I'd like about the German beer styles, and I'd like to correct that. I know the Marzens, the Bochs and the Hefeweizens, but that's about it. I'm planning a trip to my local Total Wine & Beer and would like to grab some good, representative commercial examples. I'm turning to all of you for recommendations of what I should look out for. Any suggestions or input is greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Go to http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/catdex.php and look at the different styles of German Beer (For example, under category 1 - Light Lager, you will find a subcategory 1D for Munich Helles). At the bottom of each subcategory description is a listing a commercial examples that fit the subcategory. That is a great way to learn about not only how the styles (category) and subcategories, but also about the range of the categories and subcategories. Another great resource is www.germanbeerinstitute.com . The owner of that site is a German and provides a pretty good description of German styles and their history. Finally, we can't forget about www.braukaiser.com which is Kai's (Kaiser) website. Kai is very active on HBT, is German, and a chemist... His site is fairly technical but helps with brewing good German beer! Good luck!

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Thanks, BigB!

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