Tag Archives: Munich

Monks & Beer?

When you contemplate breweries and their function in society, you don’t necessarily connect them to religion, or for that matter, pious monks. Interestingly enough, the brewers back in the early Middle Ages were none other than scripture reading clergymen! Yes, … Continue reading

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All-Time Beer Tour Count down #Zwölf (12)!

12. Hofbrauhaus Lager atop Hitler’s Eagles Nest, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria Believe it or not, Hitler’s Eagles Nest, his Bavarian Alpine mountain retreat built by the Nazi Party, has been turned into a Hofbrauhaus beer hall. You can sit where Hitler once … Continue reading

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The Beer Traveler’s All-Time Beer Tour

We asked the Beer Traveler to put together a list of the 10 greatest beers he’s ever had. No small feat, considering he’s averaged about 10 beers by lunchtime since he was 16 years old. So it turns out he … Continue reading

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Beer Gardens of Bavaria

I must have looked lost, standing on Munich’s busy Maximilianstrasse, map in hand, eyes darting about, trying to get my bearings. An elderly woman quickly offered help, first in her native tongue, but then in perfect English, after my failed … Continue reading

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