Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today: Franconian Anstich (gravity pour) mania returns to the Public House.

Franconian Anstich (gravity pour) mania returns to the Public House this afternoon with Märzen from Ahornberger. That means 40 half-liter pours and out, at the fair price of $5 each. Märzens from Rothenbach and Hartmann will be tapped tomorrow and Saturday, respectively.

Anstich kegs are back! Six more Franconians are making their way to the Public House.

Yesterday, while at the Cavalier warehouse in Indianapolis, we determined that actually there will be seven gravity-pour Anstich kegs, not six, during the current round. The seventh turns out to be Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe's Christmas lager. There will be time to revise the tapping schedule for next week, but since this week's selections already have been delivered, we'll stick with the Ahornberger today.

Dan Shelton describes it like this:

They do a bunch of seasonal variations on their basic Landbier ('country beer'), including the Märzen, which is described as malty, hoppy, and dark.

Here are links to the Ahornberger Landbrauerei web site (in German), and RateBeer's compendium of Ahornberger brands. I'm headed to the Public House now for a quick quality control sample.

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