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Points on fasting German style

March 16th, 2009

We are back in Germany for a few weeks having a great time catching up with friends and enjoying lots of aspects of being back here. On Sunday we took our hosts out for lunch to a traditional Bavarian pub. They have great hunting type meals, Helen had the Duck and I had OX.

But of course in Germany it is always very important about the beer. In the Pub was a sign that said “Fasting time is strong beer time.” What this sign was saying was as it is Lent, or Fasting season as they call it here, it is time to be drinking the stronger beer that is especially brewed for fasting time. You see while you are fasting you are supposed to eat and drink less so therefore the beer needs to be stronger so you can get the same effect with less. Gotta love the culture here. 🙂

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