A terrace, a sunny afternoon and a beer in your hand. Can anyone imagine anything better than this? Well, in case that heat is starting to dry out your gray matter I am going to suggest an improved version of that utopia: vacations, sitting down on a terrace with nothing to do (zero obligations, that word does not exist anymore), a sunny afternoon in the small town of Weiden in Southern Germany and a Weissbier in your hand, can anyone resist to such a dreamy thought?
Weiden in der Oberpfalz is located in the German region of Bavaria, the birthplace of wheat beer, a paradise on Earth for beer lovers. It’s as simple as to imagine that every hundred feet you can be able to taste a different home Weissbier, all high quality and with such an amazing taste that even makes you sing in German, even though you don?t know a word in that language. Well, this is not so common right after the first drink, but it may become very normal at the end of the tasting tour.
The advantage of living far from Bavaria, is that we can use our Internet skills and thanks to the network we can buy great wheat beer, buy weissbier at great prices and from our own living room.
And then, once you got it, everyone can do as they like best. Have one while watching football, drink it in the park together with some friends, take it out just to the terrace or, in the best of the cases (lucky you!) to the beach. Just make sure that it is always very cold, because that?s when it tastes best.
For those who have never tried wheat beer before, I would recommend to start with a Paulaner. It should be noted, and everybody knows that these beers are not only generous in flavor, but so they are in quantity. They often come in 50 cl formats, a pint of satisfaction that may seem like to few when you really enjoy this type of beer.
Erdinger and Franziskaner are usually the most common. With these two beers experienced weissbier consumers are comfortable while they enjoy all the flavor nuances at a extremely reasonable price: around one or two Euros.
But if you are already tired of having always the same and you want to try something new, I would recommend you the Weihenstephaner Hefe, a German beer which will surprise you, as will the Kasteel, although this latter is Belgian, another point in its favor to not resist the temptation.