Heading South to the Lager heartland of Bavaria this summer? I am. I recommend any of you that can manage it physically and financially to do the same.
What memories! Hours whittled away under trees, beside rivers, at the feet of mountains, on hilltops, in castles and communal breweries.
But how to ensure the experience? You need a guide. A pub guidey thing, assembled by a dedicated pisshead with a personal passion for bumbling about Bavaria, bemused and befuddled.
Amazingly, such a guide exists. Written by one of Europe's most intemperate boozehounds. A man who's tripped on the pavement and ripped his trousers outside the best of Bavaria's Bierhallen.
"Trips! (South)" is your faithful, slightly over-enthusiatically boozing buddy. As if I'm standing next to you, saying "It's your round, I'm off to the bog. Get me a Schnapps as well. And make it a double."
Buy "Trips! (South)"! In one of it's many formats:
An English Brewery’s Product Guide, 1850 - Michael Jackson-style Advice in Queen Victoria’s Era An obscure brewery publication from 1850, The Proprietors of the Swan Brewery, etc., offers some real ...
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