08 January 2009

O Happy Day!

Berg König's zwickl beer is back! Or, at least, something pretty close. Some of you may recall the tragic events reported here on the 1st of December in the year of our Lord 2008. Our favorite beer disappeared from the shelves of Hofer with nary an explanation. As you can see to the left, however, there has returned a beer by the same makers and of the same name, albeit with a different label. In fact, there is a new twist: it is now labeled as "bio" beer, which is the Austrian version of our "organic". This means, of course, an elevated price (grrr), as well as, surprisingly, a slightly altered taste (still good, though). Despite the fact that I hate the liberal obsession with organic foods, I can't say that I disagree with the idea of all-natural things, in fact quite the opposite (especially when it tastes this good). Ah, happiness!

5 comments:

big daddy said...

What I've never understood about 'organic' foods is, is the other stuff NOT composed of carbon chains?

ckgaler said...

Wow. . . 'hatred' seems a little strong for something that struggles to rise to the level of 'silly'. . .

I do get a chuckle, tho, out of the differences in 'linguistic convention'. 'Bio' just sounds sorta 'franken-food-ish' to (at least my) American ears; virtually the opposite of what the intention would be. Reminds me of something I saw years ago, when everything was being labeled 'diet' in the US, but in Europe, that had connotations of some special medical thing. . .

But hey, glad to see the beer back in circulation. That's some good stuff, right there. . .

Will said...

John, life must have been so tough for you in Austria without your favorite beer. Here in Iraq, I drink non-alcoholic Coors. ;)

John said...

Ooh, Will, that's rough. I'll drink a Stambrau in your honor to make up for that Coors you're stuck with :)

Will said...

I appreciate the gesture.