I used to be able to get Jever sporadically across the river (over in Illinois), but it was usually a bit skunked; I haven't been able to buy it for the last year and a half.
Perhaps gouging the natives has proven more lucrative than exporting the product.
posted on 03/24/2013 5:50:17 AM PDT
I'll add that my favorite pilsner after Jever is Radeburger, and Radeburger is - for now - easily had and seems reasonably fresh. The brew niteowl77 and myself most agree on is Weihanstephaner Original Premium, and if we could only have one "stone on hand to take care of both birds," that would likely be it.
Why my local imported beer pusher can get Radeburger but not Jever (both are controlled by the Oetker group) has puzzled me, but perhaps I'm the only guy in the try-state area with enough ostfreislandische DNA to handle the dryness/hop bitterness, and therefore the only one who was buying it.
posted on 03/24/2013 6:35:58 AM PDT
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