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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
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