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Jenson71
07-17-2010, 05:19 PM
And I want to go to it after the BBQ fest tonight. But I've never had German beer. I think I want a Pilsner. Is that what I should say to the bartender? I don't want to get laughed at. Thanks in advance.

Sure-Oz
07-17-2010, 05:19 PM
What is the name of the pub?

Jenson71
07-17-2010, 05:21 PM
What is the name of the pub?

Volks Haus.

They don't have a website.

Jenson71
07-17-2010, 05:22 PM
Where the hell is Reaper? Cmon man.

WoodDraw
07-17-2010, 05:23 PM
I've found "Hey can you recommend me a good beer? I don't know anything about German beer, but here's what I'm looking for: blah blah blah" to be a good start.

Jenson71
07-17-2010, 05:25 PM
I've found "Hey can you recommend me a good beer? I don't know anything about German beer, but here's what I'm looking for: blah blah blah" to be a good start.

I don't even know what to look for. Something that is comparable to Miller High Life?

Buck
07-17-2010, 05:25 PM
If they don't have anything you recognize, just ask if they have Coors Light.

Buck
07-17-2010, 05:26 PM
I don't even know what to look for. Something that is comparable to Miller High Life?

P.S. I was just kidding about the Coors Light, and I hope you are kidding about the Miller High Life. That shit is disgusting.

Miles
07-17-2010, 05:27 PM
What are a few beers that you like?

noa
07-17-2010, 05:29 PM
If you want a good German pilsner, I would get a Spaten if they have it.

Alternatively, you could get a kolsch, which isn't the same as a pilsner, but it's similar (less bitter). Gaffel is a popular kolsch.

If you want to try a hefeweisen, some of my favorite German ones are Erdinger, Paulaner, and Weihenstephan.

Hofbrauhaus is another good German beer to try.

ArrowheadMagic
07-17-2010, 05:31 PM
ask for a pint of Lowenbrah.

Mojo Jojo
07-17-2010, 05:32 PM
Ask the bartender what he/she would recommend. I have discovered some good beers that way. Looking around to see what others are ordering is another good way to see what is popular.

OnTheWarpath58
07-17-2010, 05:36 PM
I don't even know what to look for. Something that is comparable to Miller High Life?

And you're worried about getting laughed at?

:D

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-17-2010, 05:42 PM
One of our local liquor stores used to have this stuff called Bitburger that I really liked, but they stopped carrying it years ago so maybe I'm the only one who liked it.

Miles
07-17-2010, 05:59 PM
Ask the bartender what he/she would recommend. I have discovered some good beers that way. Looking around to see what others are ordering is another good way to see what is popular.

Yep. The bartender at a specialty bar should be fairly good with recommendations. They will usually also give you a small sample of anything on tap.

Paulander and Spaten are probably the two most common breweries and most of their stuff is good on tap.

If you want something that tastes like Heineken ask for a lager which is also the most common type of beer. If you want something a little darker, malty and less bitter try an Oktoberfest. Wheat beer would be hefeweizen.

Bwana
07-17-2010, 06:07 PM
If they don't have anything you recognize, just ask if they have Coors Light.

:spock:

And a dress? Fuck going to a German bar and ordering a chick beer.

kstater
07-17-2010, 06:08 PM
If they have Aventinus on tap, order it.

Gonzo
07-17-2010, 06:10 PM
Order Munchausen Lagger and have the person next to you drink it. You'll be buzzed in no time.
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the Talking Can
07-17-2010, 06:10 PM
yeah, if the bartender gives you any shit for asking then you don't want to be there anyways....no shame in asking for some advice

kstater
07-17-2010, 06:13 PM
Order Munchausen Lagger and have the person next to you drink it. You'll be buzzed in no time.
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LMAO

KC native
07-17-2010, 06:19 PM
One of our local liquor stores used to have this stuff called Bitburger that I really liked, but they stopped carrying it years ago so maybe I'm the only one who liked it.

Bitburger is the shit. You are not the only one who likes it.

KC native
07-17-2010, 06:20 PM
Jenson,

If they have Warsteiner Dunkel or Spaten Dunkel go for those. Not bitter at all, they're dark but not heavy. Nice easy drinking and slightly sweet taste.

CHENZ A!
07-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Ask for rumple minze
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Miles
07-17-2010, 06:57 PM
Bitburger is the shit. You are not the only one who likes it.

I like it too and it's cheap. The tall boys make a nice random as hell choice for tailgating.

RedNFeisty
07-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Wichita, has a horrible night life really, the genre's are limited. I fucking hate it here!!

Gonzo
07-17-2010, 07:21 PM
Wichita, has a horrible night life really, the genre's are limited. I fucking hate it here!!

Go to In Cahoots! Just try not to slip on tobacco juice or drunken hillbillies.
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RedNFeisty
07-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Go to In Cahoots! Just try not to slip on tobacco juice or drunken hillbillies.
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The people in that place provided endless hours of entertainment. LOL

CrazyPhuD
07-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Odoul's is pretty good!

gblowfish
07-17-2010, 09:17 PM
Ask for a nice cold Schlitz.

That's German.

Also, does the pub serve Chicken ala Hitler?

Pitt Gorilla
07-17-2010, 09:20 PM
We're going to have to meet up for a beer sometime soon, Jensen.

RJ
07-17-2010, 09:31 PM
Order a Wooffenschnotterspiel. Draft if they have it.

donkhater
07-17-2010, 10:11 PM
If you want a good German pilsner, I would get a Spaten if they have it, or a Warsteiner.

Alternatively, you could get a kolsch, which isn't the same as a pilsner, but it's similar (less bitter). Gaffel is a popular kolsch.

If you want to try a hefeweisen, some of my favorite German ones are Erdinger, Paulaner, and Weihenstephan.

Hofbrauhaus is another good German beer to try.

Paulaner Oktoberfest is a goooooooooood beer.

Pitt Gorilla
07-17-2010, 10:13 PM
You could always have an icy-cold Budweiser. THE German beer - Mike Shannon

Pioli Zombie
07-17-2010, 10:56 PM
Tell them you want to drink the same kind of beer the Nazis drank after invading a country and slaughtering all the Jews.
They will like that.

Reaper16
07-18-2010, 01:40 AM
If they have Aventinus on tap, order it.
He is not ready for Aventinus.

Otter
07-18-2010, 01:52 AM
He is not ready for Aventinus.

That's a unique tasting beer. Definitely an acquired taste I haven't developed quiet yet. I didn't like Guinness the first time I tried it and that's far more complex.

Reaper16
07-18-2010, 01:55 AM
That's a unique tasting beer. Definitely an acquired taste I haven't developed quiet yet. I didn't like Guinness the first time I tried it and that's far more complex.
This reads as if you think Guinness is more complex than Aventinus.

I still don't like Guinness. It is a poor excuse for a dry stout to me. Bland with an atrocious mouthfeel.

Otter
07-18-2010, 04:30 AM
This reads as if you think Guinness is more complex than Aventinus.

I still don't like Guinness. It is a poor excuse for a dry stout to me. Bland with an atrocious mouthfeel.

"I didn't like Guinness the first time I tried it and that's (Aventinusfar) more complex."

and Guinnesss is a good beer IMHO.

Psyko Tek
07-18-2010, 04:30 AM
I don't even know what to look for. Something that is comparable to Miller High Life?

thought you wanted a beer
ask for wasser

SCTrojan
07-18-2010, 04:57 AM
Actually, in Germany, if you want a pilsner, you can just say "pils" and they know what you are talking about.

I'm partial to wheat beers - or weizens. Paulaner, Franziskaner and my favorite, Maisel's.

Don't order Warsteiner. That's the Coors Light of German beers.

bevischief
07-18-2010, 06:11 AM
So why are talking to us and not drinking and telling us about it.

Warrior5
07-18-2010, 08:14 AM
Actually, in Germany, if you want a pilsner, you can just say "pils" and they know what you are talking about.

I'm partial to wheat beers - or weizens. Paulaner, Franziskaner and my favorite, Maisel's.

Don't order Warsteiner. That's the Coors Light of German beers.

This, this, and this. I strongly recommend hefeweizen. If you'd prefer a darker weizen, just ask for a dunkelweizen.

Marcellus
07-18-2010, 09:25 AM
Paulaner Oktoberfest is a goooooooooood beer.

This.

Marcellus
07-18-2010, 09:25 AM
This, this, and this. I strongly recommend hefeweizen. If you'd prefer a darker weizen, just ask for a dunkelweizen.

And this.

Dartgod
07-18-2010, 09:38 AM
And I want to go to it after the BBQ fest tonight. But I've never had German beer. I think I want a Pilsner. Is that what I should say to the bartender? I don't want to get laughed at. Thanks in advance.

I don't even know what to look for. Something that is comparable to Miller High Life?
Too late!

Jenson71
07-18-2010, 01:22 PM
Thanks guys, I knew I could count on you. I definitely have a good start for some things I want to try and I'll ask the bartender.

And yeah, Miller High Life is my choice for when I play quarters. Cmon! It's the Champagne of Beer!

Pitt, we definitely should. Reaper, anytime you come to Iowa City for some reason (delivering a paper or something), I'd love to show you around.

Slainte
07-18-2010, 01:33 PM
Reaper, anytime you come to Iowa City for some reason (delivering a paper or something)...

LMAO

Jenson71
07-18-2010, 01:36 PM
I meant in a lecture format. To the Creative Writing students.

And Slainte, we go way back. If you are ever in Iowa City I will let stay in my spare bedroom and eat all my food for 2-3 weeks.

Slainte
07-18-2010, 01:41 PM
I meant in a lecture format. To the Creative Writing students.

And Slainte, we go way back. If you are ever in Iowa City I will let stay in my spare bedroom and eat all my food for 2-3 weeks.

I knew what you meant, Paisan...it struck a funny note nevertheless...

And we do indeed go back aways. Same holds true here: if you make it to Spain, let me know...the world will be your oyster.