Franconia Beer Message Board
|Posted by Jason on 2020-08-27 10:43:44|
|Each to their own, but I've never been a fan of buying a load of beers and tasting through them. I can say I've never bought a tasting tray in my life. And as for these rate beer (etc) gatherings where people taste 100 beers at a sitting... basically it's trainspotting. Really not doing justice to the brewer's art whatsoever. Especially in Germany, where beer is a thirst quencher, not to be sipped like a brandy. I know it's different when you're new in Germany and maybe it's a bit 'kid in a sweet shop' territiory. Anyway, just my opinion. |
This is probably one of the longest running 'debates' on the forum since I've been on. To be fair, most people agree that both breweries are very good. It's a bit like Spezial and Faessla (the pubs, Spezi as a brewery makes far better products); different atmospheres, different clientele. You pays your money and takes your choice. I always try to visit both in Merkendorf, but i'm often a bit disappointed by the U at Wagner. Always seems a bit lifeless. I don't drink the Cowboy Schwarz, so I can't be disappointed. But I think your theory is a little flawed if you visit Wagner first all the time; it doesn't reflect negatively on Hummel, more positively on Wagner. As said, both are very good in the main.
Yes, they brew a large range and, as I said, at Sandkerwa once the beer was terrible, as they have the Merkendorf Kerwa the week before, so I imagine they can't lager the beer volume they need for long enough.