The FIFA Women’s World Cup began yesterday in Germany. I watched the opening game between Germany and Canada, and being a Canadian of German background, I found myself cheering for both teams. It was actually a good game with the home side coming out on top 2-1. And now onto more important things, a beer review. I decided to have a German beer to toast the German victory. Schöfferhofer is from Frankfurt am Main and is a German hefeweizen with a Belgium style, it’s a cloudy orange colour and spiced with coriander. Drank it outside on my back patio and found it very refreshing, went down easy, with just the right amount of spices. For those of you who don’t know, or even if you do, hefeweizen means a traditional, unfiltered wheat beer. And while I am lecturing the ‘ß‘ symbol in German represents a double ‘s’, or ‘ss’, I was recently looking at an iPhone app. for beer and they were spelling words with this character as a ‘B’. Oh and by the way it is called a ‘scharfes S’ or an ‘Eszett’. Now that you’ve had your German lesson for the day kick back with a Schöfferhofer.
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