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In March 2013, I spent a week traveling around Germany drinking beer. From Hamburg, to Cologne and Dusseldorf, down to Munich, up to Bamberg, then across to Berlin via a lunch stop in Leipzig. I went to try and learn more about the beers of one of the most famous drinking nations in the world. Here's the trip in a few photos.

Groninger brewpub, Hamburg

Ratsherrn Brewery, Hamburg

Ratsherrn beers, including a fantastic Pale Ale

Uerige's brewhouse in Dusseldorf

Uerige's coolship, six floors above street-level

Uerige's fermentation cellar

Altbier in Kurzer

Pouring Kolsch in Cologne

Gaffel Kolsch

Kellerbier for breakfast in Munich

Forschungsbrauerei just outside Munich city centre

A lot of sausages in Weisses Brauhaus (this place rocks - order Tap 5)

Spezial rauchbier in Bamberg


Ungespundet in Mahrsbrau

Bamberg is one handsome old town

Gose in Leipzig - delicious!

Berliner Weisse in Berlin

Berliner Weisse with syrup (I prefer it without)

Schalander brewpub and their tiny brewhouse

Eschenbrau, Berlin - this place is excellent

Marcus Brau - the brew kit is behind the small bar