Saturday, September 19, 2009

This One Couldn't Wait Until Monday

This has been a bit of a lazy week for me. It's been ridiculously busy the past few weeks, so I sort of took last week off a bit.

To make up for it, a bonus Saturday post. I was talking with some friends recently and someone mentioned that Germans like to mix beer with soda. I'd never heard of this, and frankly it sounds disgusting. But, not only do the Germans mix their beer with soda - they BUY pre-mixed beer and soda. Thankfully, so far this year Germans have purchased 4.7% less of these beer mixes.

This awesome stuff that you see the ad for there is a mix of alt-bier and cola called "diesel". Too bad JT Whitney's isn't still around, that would be a great place to try such a concoction.


  1. I'd never heard of that either. ewwww. Is this a younger crown that does this? What's the point? Caffeine, or taste? (or both?)

  2. When I was in Germany my junior year of HS I drank more than a few diesels and radlers. It did seem to be more of a youth-oriented thing, but a diesel isn't so much different than a radler/shandy concoction. My young palette wasn't quite ready for the robustness of German brews, and cutting with lemon soda or cola helped.

  3. I've witnessed this first hand in Eastern Europe. It shocked the hell out of me when I first saw someone pour a coke into their beer. I have no idea if it's actually good or not though, becuase I didn't have the heart to ruin my perfectly good beer.



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