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    Beer Experts -- HELP!

    I am attending an Oktoberfest party tomorrow evening and have been asked to bring a selection of favorite German brews.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help...one thing I know about the typical Iowa Stater is that they know their beer!



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Paulaner doppelbock



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    I really like Hacker-Pschorr Hefeweizen.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Stiegl (which I guess is actually Austrian, but whatever, it's amazing).

    BBK Pilsner & BBK Marzen are also pretty good.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Warsteiner Dunkel??



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock. Look for the "free prize" on each bottle. Comes in 4-packs and is available at the undisputed champ of beer purveyors in central Iowa, Cyclone Liquors.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Can't say the name of it...but I love it! Weihenstephan:

    Weihenstephan - älteste Brauerei der Welt



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Can't say the name of it...but I love it! Weihenstephan:

    Weihenstephan - älteste Brauerei der Welt
    Another solid choice.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    I second the Hacker-Pschorr wheat beer-like mother's milk.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Budweiser, oh wait that's Belgian nm.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Kostritzer, it's a dark lager. If you're lucky, you might be able to buy it in mini-kegs also.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Spaten Optimator.


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    If you can get Spaten I highly recommend it.


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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Budweiser, oh wait that's Belgian nm.
    Actually, in Germany there's a completely unrelated Budweiser beer. Here it's called Burger Brau though, which is another good beer if you can find it.



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    Re: Beer Experts -- HELP!

    Becks (KIDDING)

    Seriously:

    Warsteiner
    Paulaner (their Oktober is good)
    Spaten
    Spaten Oktober
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    St. Pauli Girl



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