Franconia Beer Message Board
Krug, Geisfeld closes
|Posted by Barm on 2018-10-15 03:12:12|
|You might well prefer Krug beer to Kitzmann beer (I think I probably would too) but it is wrong to counterpose Kitzmann as “nothing” in comparison. They are both aspects of the same sad phenomenon.|
I think it’s very sad when a larger town loses its "own" brewery, one that – and I think this is the distinguishing feature – supplied significant numbers of outlets beyond its own brewery tap, sponsored the local festivals or football team, and “prägt das Stadtbild” – in a way that cannot be compensated by a couple of guys setting up in their garage to brew IPAs.
I have always found it comforting to arrive in a town and see that the beer is different, but nonetheless ubiquitous, to see the Hofbräu signs on restaurants in Würzburg, Brauhaus signs in Schweinfurt and Kitzmann in Erlangen (and I am old enough to remember Hiernickel in Hassfurt and Werner in Poppenhausen too). It doesn’t really matter if I thought the beers were especially good, that's not the point. The average citizens of these places are now all drinking Kulmbacher instead (whether they realise it or not).
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by barry on 2018-10-15 14:43:21|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Mosquit on 2018-10-15 22:43:36|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Andrew H on 2018-10-17 09:16:48|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Barry on 2018-10-17 11:06:50|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Mark Andersen on 2018-10-17 13:02:06|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Jason on 2018-10-18 03:31:22|
|Krug, Geisfeld closes by Mosquit on 2018-10-18 06:28:19|