Drink like the Germans doDrink Like The Germans Do – Part 16


Why do you put a wheat beer glass back on the table after clinking?


Because of the yeast. The yeast in wheat beer settles down at the bottom of the glass after its poured. Shake the glass and the dissolved yeast spreads again. So it’s better to put your glass down after clinking… It gives the yeast time to settle down so you can enjoy the delicious beer.


Insider tip: Want to look like a real German?

Toast your wheat beer glasses at the foot of the glass. Not at the upper side. This is done because the glass is rather delicate at the top. It’s the champagne flute of the beer glasses.



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ZAPFLER is a German craft beer brewery in Shanghai, Changzhou, Jintan and Suzhou. Founder Dirk started brewing in 2014 when he missed a good fresh German beer in China. A lot has happened since then. We’ve opened four locations, created other craft drinks like Heike Mate and Schnapps, won several awards including the Shanghai ‘craft beer bar of the year‘ award in 2017 and 2019.


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