Ha! I wonder why I didn’t think of such a post earlier? I already post pictures of beverages I drink on twitter, but most people I know still live back in the Stone Age and – for reasons I can’t fathom – don’t have Twitter accounts. (By the way, an equivalent of not having and using a Twitter account in the Stone Age would be still eating raw meat , even though you were able to roast it. No excuses, fuckers!)
Beer: I’m not fond of North German beer – although I hail from Hamburg – Astra, Jever, etc: Thanks, but no thanks. Generally, I prefer Kellerbier or Lagerbier (the English definition is slightly different from the German word!). There are still
eleven local breweries in Bamberg ( German Wikipedia says eleven! It really should be eight though.), so I have some options. I don’t like smoked beer though. If I had to choose: Mahr’s E.T.A. Hoffmann, Huppendorfer Vollbier, Otto Hübner Bräu, Fässla Zwergla and Weiherer Keller would be the top contenders, but I’m sure I’m forgetting some.
I like cidre, no, not cider, cidre! Cidre de Bretagne! I usually rely on my parents for choosing it though, not much of a connoisseur.
Whisky is not my expertise. Although I did have a bottle of Armorik Whisky Breton, I still am not used to the taste. Vodka is not something I’d drink alone or unmixed – it’s a drink to get drunk, not to cherish. Dubonnet is nice to drink, but not something I’d file under ‘Favorite’.
Occasionally, I also indulge in the pleasure of drinking a glass of Ricard. Its taste might require some ‘effort’ getting used to, so Ricard doesn’t get lots of love from my friends. It is, however, a nice drink for a Sunday pre-lunch aperitif.Then there’s Sherry. A drink I didn’t discover until last year: loooooovin’ it! But it’s hard to find good one. You can’t buy the right kind in normal German shops – even the two I bought in London’s Harrods were not elegant enough for my taste. I had some luck and found Cristina Olorosa, a medium dry sherry; very good: not too sweet and a bit smokey; just a very pleasant aperitif overall. I also had some good Sherry at La Clarité, but sadly forgot to note the name.
Hmm, did I miss anything? :)