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About Beer. I live in Zug, does anybody know, where to find a shop, where I can buy german Beer? Any other good Beer recomendations are accepted
You could try Drinks of the World in Zurich.

Personally, I don't think that there is a big difference between German beers and Swiss beers.
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Yesterday, Manor in Lausanne was selling Wells Bombardier in 500ml for CHF 2.95. Supply was going fast, though...
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If you have any suggestions on other beers to try or places to go, please post it!
There is a very good place with Swiss and Czech beer in Geneva, Lord Jim Pub. You can find there very good Geneva beer "des Murailles" and of cours the best Czech beers: Staropramen and Budvar.
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I am moving to Zurich next year and have just developed a taste for Wheat Beer. Any chances of getting a good one whilst I am there??
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Re: Beer Beer Beer

The beer flows well in Zurich. You will have plenty to chose from. Local Swiss brews that are available at almost every bar, or the micro brews that are only at those restaurants. I just moved to zurich, and there is definitely not a shortage of choices here.
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Personally, I don't think that there is a big difference between German beers and Swiss beers.
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Old 24.08.2011, 16:29
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As I drink real ales most of the time in the UK, one lager is pretty much the same as another.
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As I drink real ales most of the time in the UK, one lager is pretty much the same as another.
And aren't all ales pretty much the same ?
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As I drink real ales most of the time in the UK, one lager is pretty much the same as another.
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And aren't all ales pretty much the same ?
You're both wrong - there is a great range of variety in lagers (you can even get a 'meaty' dark lager in Australia that I've known a few people to mistake for an ale) and as for ales, they have a large range as well.

As for the 'no difference between German and Swiss beers', I agree with that in one sense - there is more variety in types of beer, which is not always dependent on its country of origin. So, a dark, malty German ale will be similar to a dark, malty Swiss ale (although sadly, I haven't found any of the latter ... and precious few of the former!).

Oh, and you can get a pretty good variety of wheat beers as well, whoever asked ... You're after "Weissbier" or (less often) "Weizenbier" - if you want it unfiltered, try, "Hefeweissbier". Can get dark or light, as well.
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You could try Drinks of the World in Zurich.

Personally, I don't think that there is a big difference between German beers and Swiss beers.
Michael "The Beer Hunter" jackson would be spinning in his grave to hear you say that.
Whilst the stuff generally available in bars in Swiss towns and cities is pretty bland, if you get out and try some of the smaller breweries, you will find there are some nice ones around.
For anyone that lives in or near Zürich, I would recommend you check out Federal in the Hbf. Pop round the left hand side of the bar and see what specials they have on draught, plus at the back they have a large range of bottled beer.
http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-000845.html One of three articles

But as for there not being a big difference between German and Swiss beers, I can only assume your knowledge of Germany is limited.
As a real ale drinker, I suggest you take Düsseldorf as a single example. There are probably a dozen different types of the local brew Altbier, which has been raved about by Michael. Whilst there is one no self respecting Düsseldorfer would drink, Hannen Alt, the Frankenheim, Schumacker, Fuchsen are excellent, and reminiscent of a clear ale, not some of the cloudy muck some pubs in the UK sell
http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-000838.html

As an aside, the Italian manager of the Gregory Pub Rudy is a real ale connosieur, and has a range of around a dozen British bottled beerss, and may still have some Bombardier on draught. Corner of Militarlangstr.

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This is absolutely tasty beer! I also love BFM's La Cuvée Alex le Rouge (10.276% ) I hit them up last week while in Saigneleiger and got into chit chatting with Jérôme- very nice guy that speaks English who hooked me up with cold beers & glasses since we were camping.

Link to their ZH resellers: http://www.brasseriebfm.ch/en/cities?canton=ZH


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In the NY Times last week, the wine critic reviewed barrel-aged beers and called a Swiss beer his favorite of the tasting. Has anyone tried the 2006 Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien? Expensive, I know, but it sounds very interesting. Has anyone seen this for sale around Zurich?
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Ahhhh... this statement is nearly groanworthy. While I have not tasted that many Swiss beers, after 5 years I could not name one that I thought was great. Unless you count SwissBob's Spiffing Ales as Swiss!

But thanks for opening the door to a good discussion topic!

Personally, I love the ultra hoppy IPAs that are being brewed a lot in the US the last few years. I prefer the crisp aftertaste to most of the ales (which are similar).

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You could try Drinks of the World in Zurich.

Personally, I don't think that there is a big difference between German beers and Swiss beers.
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Now you can find good Armenian beers at Plainpalais shop: Kotayk and Erebuni.
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Re: Beer Beer Beer

I now stock about 50 different bottled British ales at my market at the Viadukt in Zurich. Prices are from 3.50 to 5.90 for most beers, cider and perry which have a high import duty are a bit higher than this. I keep some of them chilled too



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any ginger beer ?
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Old Tom Ginger Ale.

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Old Tom with ginger is a mouthwatering combination of Robinson’s award winning Old Tom and the famously authentic Fentiman's Ginger Beer, which uses a traditional recipe dating back to 1900. It is a superior strong ale with a peppery blast of ginger and spiced herbs.
Old Tom is recognised as one of the most famous strong ales brewed in England and the addition of Fentiman's Ginger Beer creates a distinctive strong ale with a wonderful ginger burn.
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I'm booked for a brewing course at the brewery in Uster this Saturday. Apparently it's a 5 hour long course (from 10am-3pm) where we will brew our own beer from scratch. Should be fun.

Such a thoughtful gift from my other half ! Bless her. Strange isn't it considering she says I drink too much.

I don't think much of Uster bräu but love visiting breweries and am sure it'll be good fun. It includes all the free beer I want to drink of course!

I will tell yol how it turns out.

http://www.brauereiuster.ch/0490c19b...301/index.html
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I now stock about 50 different bottled British ales at my market at the Viadukt in Zurich. Prices are from 3.50 to 5.90 for most beers, cider and perry which have a high import duty are a bit higher than this. I keep some of them chilled too





You're stocking Tribute and Proper Job now?!?!

CORNISH BEER IN SWITZERLAND!!!

*Hops on next train to Zurich*

Is the beer stock going to be a permanent thing?
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You're stocking Tribute and Proper Job now?!?!

CORNISH BEER IN SWITZERLAND!!!

*Hops on next train to Zurich*

Is the beer stock going to be a permanent thing?
As permanent as I can keep up with demand. The biggest seller has been the Applewood Cider... just one bottle left, hope to get another delivery for the weekend though.
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There might be some business benefit in this man.What do you think that they do this without any motive.But any how the quality of the beer is also perfect.
Eh? ...........
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