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Nazis and Kolsch Beer: DAY 162 Berlin to Cologne aka Koln

Before our EU Austerity Drinking Tour leaves Berlin, we take the Metro to the end of a line. The 1936 Olympic Stadium provides our destination.

Although 76 years old, it looks strangely clean and modern: normalized into a tourist site and sporting venue. Swastikas have been stripped and chiseled away. Yet fascist elements remain, including master race discus throwers and their…well… master race testicles. Continue reading

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The Other Budweiser: Budvar, Art Nouveau and Beer in Prague

This Monday’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour post continues to explore the beers of the Czech Republic after last Monday’s Three Roses Brewery.

150 days of travel find us walking the streets of Prague. Art Nouveau plasters the streets. The facade of the Municipal House draws us in. Continue reading

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Munich: Residenz to Bavarian Royals and an EU Austerity Drinking Tour

The 140th straight day of travel ticks over with my wife and I (still married) jetting across Germany into Munich. Strasbourg charmed us with its bilingual, Alsatian wines, Christmas markets, and history. What will the land of lager bring our EU Austerity Drinking Tour? Continue reading

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BLARNEY CASTLE, THE FRANCISCAN WELL BREWERY: CORK, IRELAND PART 1: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #37

Our EU Austerity Drinking Tour leaves the charms and beer of Kilkenny (posted last Monday).  We head to Cork on Ireland’s south coast: our last stop in Ireland before diving headfirst into the wine-filled bosom of France. While munching on … Continue reading

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BREWDOG BOTTLES REVIEW: 77 Lager; Trashy Blond; 5 A.M. Saint; Punk IPA: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #16

It all began with a dead squirrel. In 2010, I stumbled onto a BBC article.  It highlighted controversy spinning around 55% alcohol, £500 beers from BrewDog brewery.  They called them “The End of History”: a squirrel pelt sheathed each bottle … Continue reading

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