The daily beer painting is of Weihenstephaner Original from Germany. This beer is so perfect, I don’t even know where to start. First, the brewery is in a castle at a site where monks brewed beer around 1040, making it the “oldest, still operating brewery in the world.” Second, there is a university for agricultural studies housed on the brewery campus, which, I have heard, has the best beer brewing classes in the world. Third, this beer is so delicious it makes other beers bow down, as they are not worthy! At around four dollars a half liter it is a good deal, too. I know that breweries making this quality of perfect beer could charge anything they wanted and people would buy it just because it is perfect! I first ran into this brew when a couple of Anchorage beer folks commissioned a painting of the heffe and dunkel heffe, because their son graduated from the brew school there, and they said, “It’s the best beer in the world.” I liked both of those styles but the Original featured today really takes the cake. A München Helles Lager, this beer rates 100 from the bros at Beer Advocate and gets a general high score from everyone else. Make sure you check the freshness date on the bottle, since this beer is an unknown gem in some locations and may sit on the shelves too long.
To generations of brewing tradition, resulting in a fabulous brewing perfection! When drinking this beer I exclaimed, “I would be fine if this was the only beer in the world!” It is so good!