Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce German Beers
Something always happens to us when ordering off a German menu. Somewhere between the second and fourth syllables the brain shuts down and can't parse out the remaining phonemes. When ordering Bayrischer Fleischkäse, for example, we get lost around flei- and go, "uh, the meatloaf." Same with German beers.
So we consulted an expert. Here is SFoodie contributor Brian Yaeger reading off a list of common German beer styles, plus a few common brands. Read along with Yaeger, repeat a few times in your kitchen, and then head off to Walzwerk to practice on real German waiters.
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And a few brands: