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Happy Hour: Spaten

This week was off to a good start with an extensive tasting at 2010's Winter Fancy Foods Show. But I must admit, walking around eating everything from chocolate to caviar was exhausting.

Midday, we were sampling some serious chili sauce from Indonesia. With my mouth on fire and my feet exhausted, I complained that all I wanted was a stool to sit on and a beer to cool off my palate. Now, PartySugar is famous for her bar radar, but she set a new record when she spotted barstools and something on tap before I could say the word "beer." For what was decidedly the best five minutes of the day, we kicked up our legs and threw back some fresh, ice-cold Spaten from Munich.

This traditional Bavarian lager, which has been around since 1397, poured like liquid gold, with just the right amount of carbonation. It had a light body and a slightly yeasty, but crisp aroma. What beer have you tried recently that really hit the spot?

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Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
Ahhh, love Spaten- Must be the German in me! Right now I really love Sierra Nevada. Prost!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Mmmm. the Spaten is good. What hit the spot recently for me? Mmmm. . . Gordon Birsch Marzen right now. Pop open a cold one and just enjoy the sound of the rain.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series (ie. very limited edition) No. 29: Ginger Wheat. It's got a great ginger kick, beautiful bitter orange or lemon hop flavoring. It's a little spicy, but somehow there's a creamy side that brings the whole thing together. It was released in November, so it may be all gone by now. Too bad - it was delicious. If anyone's in the Boston area, try to find it in bottles - some sellers may not have sold out yet.
courtneyd courtneyd 7 years
Black & tans hit the spot for me today. In terms on new beers I've tried, over the holidays I had Abbott Ale, which was quite tasty.
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