Yeah when I lived there in Deutschland I tried about 15 different "hamlet's" or "heim's" brew.I'm assuming "heim" means town(as with hamlet)'cause my aunt,uncle and 2 cousins live in a town with that "heim" in it's title along with several other towns.Never learned a lot of Deutsch.Just enough to get by,but the beer there was STRONG!!!!!!!!! American beer is tap water in comparison.It's not light tasting for ball game purposes,it's that american breweries are afraid to brew what beer is really supposed to taste like-GERMAN!!!!!(probably due to high alcohol content,we got wicked drunk driver's over here)
I do remember working on an army base in Giessen and all the locals that worked there had beer for every lunch,AT ROOM TEMPERATURE!!!!!!Giessener was the first I tried,but when I was there the thing was Wine,bigtime!!!Everybody drank wine.Bus trips to wine country and all that.I can't touch the stuff,uhhhhhhh!!!!!Too strong.Every other town seemed to have there own winery to.
LOL thinking about it now...it reminds me of a part of the book "The Tin Drum" by Gunter Grass. the scene on the beach, with the fishing for eels with a horses head
That film was censored here for quite a while.Southern States mostly.Good book.
Keep bringing the funny stuff,it's a hoot.I told a few people today and they laughed 'til it hurt(horse quote).Very unique.