Wacken Open Air festival Installs underground beer pipeline

Pipelines Replacing Beer Kegs at Wacken Open Air Festival

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Thousands of metalheads will flock to the Wacken Open Air festival on August 3-5, where 150 bands will take the stage and an abundance of metal music love also carries over into beer, so much so that festival organizers are installing a sophisticated beer pipeline to make sure the taps are always running. …

Sources: Wacken Open Air, DW

Photo: Wacken Open Air

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Bieryoga: German Exercise Craze Mixes Yoga with Beer

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since starting a regular yoga routine, I’d sometimes feel a little scandalous with my glass of beer sitting within arms length to provide occasional hydration, but now it turns out that my little guilty pleasure is nothing more than an already existing exercise craze, Bieryoga, from the good old land of beer …

Sources: Bieryoga

Photo: Bieryoga

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Your German Beer Is No Longer Wholesome

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There are many terms you can use to describe the feeling and taste of a fresh German beer, but there is one word breweries can no longer use, and that is wholesome. Clemens Härle Brewery had been using the term “bekömmliche” (“Wholesome) to advertise their beer as a means to reflect …

Sources: DW

Photo: Seokhee Kim [Flickr], Clemens Härle Brewery

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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LINK’D: 6 Eye-Catching German Beer Labels

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Designing an eye-catching label for a bottle of beer takes more work than most consumers realize. When that design requires paying homage to the brewery’s heritage while also making it attractive with a contemporary look, it’s not always easy, but this link found six German beer labels that were able …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Kölsch and Alter Beers Face Off in Surprising Taste Test

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germans love their beer, and in some regions of the country, locals will pledge allegiance to their home brew. It is an attachment that sometimes leads to towns forming rivalries with each other, claiming their beer is better, but can they really tell a difference? One of the most recognized rivalries between Düsseldorf’s …

Sources: HSD, The Local

Photo: Ruth Hartnup [Flickr]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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No, These Men Aren’t Pregnant, They Just Love Their Beer Belly

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We all know what can happen when a man’s love affair with beer goes too far… that belly is going to turn into your own private keg that just keeps growing. While most beer companies would like to turn a blind eye to the growing effects of their brew, Bergedorfer beer decided to …

Sources: Adweek

Photo: Jung von Matt via adeevee

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Can You Guess The Record For Most Beer Steins Carried?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The image of full breasted woman carrying two too many beer steins has been engrained into the minds of many who love Oktoberfest, but have you ever wondered what the record is for the most steins carried? German bartender Oliver Struempfel has had a go at breaking the Guinness World Record (yes, there …

Sources: Guinness World Records

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Germany Celebrates 500 Years of Beer Purity

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

On Saturday, April 23, Germany will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law that has regulated what can and cannot be used to brew German beer since it was enacted in 1516, and while it can be attributed to the quality beer Germany has been known …

Sources: Brewery.org, Bloomberg

Photos: Nicola [Flickr], Michieru [Flickr] / CC BY 2.0, Ilkkapaju [Public Domain]

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Man Protects His Beer Like A Spy

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For one German man, the thought of opening the fridge to find his precious beer had been consumed by someone other than himself was apparently enough to warrant some creativity to make sure only he could control the pouring of his precious liquid. The result? A hidden fridge planted safety under …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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$20M Settlement Reached in Beck’s Packaging Lawsuit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The two-year legal battle between Beck’s and its American beer drinkers came to a close on Tuesday when the German brewery agreed to a $20 million settlement for its deceptive packaging that made it appear as if its beer sold in the States was still being imported from Germany instead …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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