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Old 06-06-2008, 06:20 AM
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JNKY,

I think the four ingredients are water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. Maybe Frances or somebody in Germany knows for sure. I'm pretty sure Budweiser actually uses quite a bit of rice (as Miller uses corn).

I have to admit that in a sort of beer-snob way, I'm glad they weren't allowed to serve. There are so many good American beers, and Budweiser, IMO, is decidedly not among them. Small breweries invariably produce a better product, as do many larger ones.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:50 AM
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Its like with bread, isn't it?

You have large corporations producing lots and lots of a really bland boring standard product, and you have artisan bakers (or brewers) who produce the real thing.

Don' know anything about the German beer question though, I'd have to read up on that.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:29 AM
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Nearly missed this one, I know nothing about football but beer,,,,
RHINHEITSGEBOT, The sixteenth century Bavarian "Pure Beer Pledge", is still in force throughout Germany. It stipulates that beer can only be brewed with malted barley and wheat, hops, yeast and water.
The EU and the European Court have ruled that other beers can be imported into Germany but I am pleased to say that they are making little headway.
After all that I thinkI need a drink. Richard
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:19 AM
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Remember this thread?

I went into town last Thursday when they were showing the match Holland against ... oh, some other team. And the place was as dead as a Dodo.

Here are some pics of the corded off areas, which DON'T belong to the fan zone... you can recognise them because they are doing quite a brisk trade, unlike the official beer sellig stands which have been grousing about not having enough customers to pay for the 2000 USD per day rent they're being charged. The last one is from inside the non-fan-zone area, looking out towards the huge "public viewing" screen (that's what they call it....)

Ok ok, the ones without people were before the match, there may have been one or two spectators later on...

And there's a picture of Basle's market place, with my Mom dressed in Swiss colours looking at her Swiss watch . I've never actually seen it so empty before. Not on a warm Summer evening anyway!

The beer was good though: one Apenzeller Holfass Bier, one Apenzeller Weissbier and one dunkles Bier. And NO Carlsberg
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:37 AM
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Right, on Saturday the Holland team played Russia and we took the kiddies into town in the afternoon...

Apparently there have never been so many people in Basle before. Ever.

Those Oranje fans are quite something! Most of the Swiss people were wearing orange, too, since Switzerland lost so ignamously. Including my children - so the whole town was PACKED with people dressed in orange, dancing and singing - the Holland fans brought their own DJs and they organised a huge procession walking out to the stadion, with a double decker bus in front. It took about two hours for them all to walk past. And those were only the ones who had tickets, it not as if the town was any emptier afterwards!

Here are some pics, all kinds of dressing up, cross dressing, lion skins on thier heads (it was very hot that day), swimming costumes, you name it.

On Saturday, half a million litres of beer were consumed in Basel! (How much of that was Carlsberg I don't know - I found someone selling Heineken...
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:41 AM
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Lots of female fans, too...

Lots of cars, one with tulips on and one with a giant orange clogg, only I didn't get a pic of that.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:47 AM
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And my children getting into the spirit of the thing and making friends with the fans.

You'll notice that the water in the fountain has been coloured orange, too....
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:24 AM
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Frances, I cannot think why you did not drink any Carlsberg. I drank some once, not a whole bottle, I was in Denmark at the time though. I have never told any of my mates.
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I'm just getting in... and I'm not to ...um... cultured.

I'm guessing Carlsberg is equivalent to Budweiser? i.e. A really bad beer?


Neat pics Frances!

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Excellent photos. I wish we could have seen that -- thanks for sharing your lovely local city and beautiful children (and Mom).

Italy lost on penalties. :-( Still, we had mixed alliances on that one, and Spain definitely played the better of the two sides. Now you've got Germany - Turkey on Weds. That's an unlikely semi-final. Perhaps the Turks will bring great Turkish Coffee.
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