pronunciation guidesto sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep
encountering on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more pointing,
no more taking on the accent of a language you don't speak.
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.
while you follow along:
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And a few brands: