Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday: A Day for Napping

Beer #113 Hefe-Weisse /  Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, Munich, Germnay

Lazy Sunday spent reading, napping, reading, walking in the park, and resting.  While yesterday was a great day spent with friends for both lunch, afternoon drinks, and dinner, perhaps there were one too many drinks in there somewhere.  Regardless, it was good to be out with friends.  Thanks, guys!

In retrospect, I probably should have drank a German beer over the past two days in honor of our dachshund and his German heritage.  I'll make up for that here with the Hefe-Weisse from Franziskaner.  This beer pours a hazy yellow with a fluffy white head.  It brings out aromas of citrus fruit and yeast, and the flavor has notes of banana, clove, lemon, malt and wheat.  This beer is a great example of what a hefeweizen should taste like, so feel free to get out and try this one if you're in the market for a wheat beer.

Another old world brewery here, as Franziskaner has roots back to 1363 when Seidel Vaterstetterck opened a brewery next to a Franciscan monastery (hence the name).  Many changes since then, and most notably this brewery was purchased by industry giant InBev back in 2005.  Hooray for globalization, I guess.

Big glass?  Big glass.

With today's beer, we've crossed over 30% of the way done with our adventure!  Still many breweries still to come down the road.  Thanks for reading this blog so far.....

Thing to Think About Today:
One more sad song, and I swear I'm back to more uplifting topics.  Let's think about another song which comes to mind whenever loved ones pass away.  This one is Heaven by the Talking Heads, and this live version is fantastic in its simplicity:

"The band in heaven, they play my favorite song...."

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