Mad Capper Reviews: Uerige Alt Unfiltered

This week’s beer is Uerige Alt Unfiltered, brewed by the Obergärige Hausbrauerei Uerige in Düsseldorf, Germany. The brewery, one of nine altbier brewpubs in the Rhineland capital, specializes in dark ales. Zum Uerige, the townhouse where brewing continues to this day, was purchased in 1862 by braumeister Wilhelm Cürten, also known as uerige Willem, or […]

Mad Capper Reviews: Samichlaus Classic

This week’s beer is a rather extraordinary number thanks to its relative rarity and former status as the strongest lager in the world at 14% ABV. It comes from Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg in Vorchdorf, Austria and goes by the name Samichlaus―“Santa Claus” in Swiss German. It’s brewed once a year on December 6th, Saint Nicholas’ […]

Mad Capper Reviews: India Pale Weizen

This week’s beer is particularly exciting, as it is the result of a collaboration between two of my favorite breweries—BrewDog and Weihenstephaner. The beer is BrewDog’s India Pale Weizen, a fusion of a hoppy pale ale and a spicy, fruity wheat ale. Judging from its specs, it looks as though the wheat side will only […]

Merry Kristkindlmarkt

As the slate grey skies and chilly temperatures of mid December threaten to overwhelm, good food, warm drinks, and bright lights are there to keep us going. Christmas has arrived, and with it comes the German Christmas Markets. The shopping and eating pleasures of the traditional German Kristkindlmarkt have arrived in Japan. Christmas markets have […]