The Great Beer Massacre of 2009!

My all-time favorite beer is no longer being imported!

I have been a huge fan of Dinkel Acker, a wonderful German pilsner, for more than a decade. I would buy cases at a time, making it worthwhile to scamper across the Potomac to a state with civilized beer buying laws. (Montgomery County, Maryland, has a government monopoly over beer – it is akin to a Third World booze despotism).

I found out today that Spaten, which was the importer, has ceased distributing Dinkel Acker in the United States.

Dinkel Acker is a great beer – and it’s wholesome. Take a look at that advertisement I pasted into this blog. It’s almost the opposite image from St. Pauli Girl. You drink a Dinkel Acker, you feel like you are promoting virtue in the world.

But that’s history, at least on this side of the Atlantic – or so it seems.

I welcome suggestions for a good lagers or Pilsners……..


14 Responses to The Great Beer Massacre of 2009!

  1. Janis December 14, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    Sorry to hear about that – I know how much you like your beer.

  2. Jim December 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm #

    Maybe this is a sign from God that I should repent and give up all alcohol and other sins.

    Or maybe it’s a sign from above that I should look really hard for a replacement beer.

  3. Polo December 15, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Pilsner Urquell. Great Czech pilsner.

  4. Jim December 15, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Pilsner Urquell is very good. The Czechs make wonderful beer.

    But I find Dinkel Acker much more satisfying. It seems smoother than Pilsner Urquell.

  5. Dirk W. Sabin December 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    That “Drink a Dink” shall no longer be warbled in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave is a sad thing indeed. On the bright side, the colonies are awash in all kinds of good beers. My sincerest condolences however, despite my abandonment of spiritous liquors many moons ago. We have the Black Irish Corker segment of the Muttish Gene Pool firmly barricaded within a dank recess of the thick skull.

  6. Banjo December 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Tell Spaten USA how you feel…I’ll copy your blog post to the community page and help you find support. Spaten USA website is

  7. Jim December 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks a lot, Banjo!

  8. Jim December 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Dirk – Black Irish Corker, eh?

    Maybe that would explain Guinness.

  9. Tom Blanton December 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    When I look at that Dinkel Acker ad, I start having unwholesome thoughts.

  10. Jim December 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm #

    Like wanting to go mountain climbing in the Bavarian Alps??

  11. James B July 18, 2010 at 3:21 am #

    That’s a shame they quit selling Dinkelacker where you live. Their somewhat “new” beer called Wulle is Amazing! I’m not sure if you can purchase it anywhere in the States. Sadly I am only 19 an unable to buy beer in the States so I am not sure if they sell any Dinkelacker products here. I am good family friends with the Dinkelackers and have stayed with them on my travels to Stuttgart, Germany as an exchange student and therefor know how amazing their beer really is!


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