The other night, I was talking to my cousin, Bubba, who goes to Berkley. He asked me if I’d ever seen, heard of, or tasted Trumer Pils beer. I told him, “Duh, it’s from Salzburg.” He then informed me that while, at one point, the beer was sold almost exclusively in Salzburg, the 400 year-old company recently opened a brewery in Berkley. Now, the beer is available throughout the country of Austria and the San Francisco Bay area, as well as select cities across the U.S. (Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix and San Diego).
I know next to nothing about beer; I can’t tell an ale from a lager and words like ‘hops’ and ‘wort’ mean nothing to me. This probably has to do with the fact that the taste of beer may or may not repulse me (though beer bread is one of my top five favorite foods of all time).
But I do know how to properly pronounce words like ‘weissbier’, ‘weizenbier’ and ‘hefeweizen’! That counts for something, right?
Anyway, that’s your beer fact for the day. Another fact? If you tell me any type of anecdote about the city of Salzburg, chances are it will make its way onto this blog at one point or another.
On that note….prost! Here’s to a fun and productive weekend.