No region is more known for its beer than Bavaria. With summery weissbier and pilsner, autumnal Märzen and bocks for winter and spring, Bavaria has a brew for every season. But it’s the golden lager known as Munich helles that serves as the most popular and common beer.
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking July 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking July 1, 2006 - K. Florian Klemp
Seasonal brews can be many things: annual releases, even vintages, or some style that fits the season based on its strength. Some seasonal brews are steeped in tradition, born during the fermentation-friendly months, with an eye to the period when they will be served. Amid the winter warmers, summer wheats and festbiers, one is often... View Article
Full Pints - Stylistically Speaking March 1, 2004 - K. Florian Klemp
Light gold in hue and laid-back in character, helles (German for “light”) is Bavaria’s answer to a session beer. The humble helles is Bavaria’s most popular brew and is considered by many to be the refined zenith of south German brewing with its underlying maltiness, soft hop bitterness, and superb drinkability.
Book Reviews - Full Pints March 1, 2001 - K. Florian Klemp
When it comes to beer-drinking culture and the place of beer in daily life, the Germans have few peers. Visions of frothy steins, pretzels, wurst, and singing in the biergarten come to mind. For the most part, the everyday beer of the Germans, especially in Bavaria, is Munchener helles. Easy to drink, mellow in character,... View Article