To keep from taking ourselves too seriously and to extol the heavenly gifts of beer, cognac, travel and other passions, from the first day we launched the website we included a “No Pietists Allowed” page on the site.
Not surprisingly Lutherans take their doctrine even more seriously than thier beer and so it does not get the same traffic that regular blog posts get. Every couple of weeks someone checks in with a new story. Here is an example we just got this morning from a reader named Mark. I hope it inspires you to share a few of your favorite stories with the BJS readers.
May 31st, 2010 at 19:39 | #53
There’s a beer I had once – Alpirsbacher klosterbrau – when visiting the Black Forest in 1989. In my memory, I’ve never had anything match it. An amazing dark stout, with a flavor that hovered somewhere between sweet and bitter without ever coming down on one side or the other. If ever a beer was a meal, this was it. Never seen it here. I see from their website http://www.alpirsbacher.de/that they have lots of types, I guess I’m remembering the Dunkel.
Personally I am a Pilsner kind of guy but the Dunkel is growing on me. Someday I’ll share the story of my monthly meeting with my favorite papist. He and I meet at an authentic Irish pub and after two years I have really acquired a taste for Guinness so I guess there is hope for me. But that is a story for another time…