Just up the road from Salzburg there is a little village in upper Austria called Zipf and it is home to one of Austria’s best beers Zipfer. This spicy and somewhat dry beer is brewed to the traditional purity laws of Austria which are a bit different to neighboring Germany. Austrian law mandate only pure ingredients and may contain the addition of rice to the recipe but only to 25% of the grain content. Where the Germans only permit water, wheat, barley, hops and yeast. The beer is a bottom fermented lager and was perfected by brew master Anton Dreher in the 1840′s making it fairly new in European terms. In recent years a lemon variety has been release which is attracting a new audience to the beer. Read the rest of this entry »
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Well it’s well known if you want to see all the Eiffel Tower, The Coliseum, Venice, New York and Egypt all in one day- there’s only one place to head- straight to Las Vegas USA. Well they have got another of Europe’s biggest attractions The Hofbrauhaus. Yes the world famous Munich landmark has been recreated a few streets behind the dazzling Las Vegas Strip with everything you would expect in Munich. They have the busty barmaids, the ump-ha bands, the giant pretzels, the sausages and pork knuckle and of course the world famous HB Beer. The building is quiet remarkable it’s a real faithful reproduction of the original and their beer or bier is the real thing brewed using the original recipes handed down by the Duke of Bavaria over 400 years ago. If you need a break from the one handed bandits while in Vegas head down to the Hofbrauhaus, its right across the road from another famous Pub/Eatery the Hard Rock Cafe- and you don’t need to wait until September for Oktoberfest it starts every day at 11!