Continuing to make the most of my idle time waiting for my wheel to be shipped back, I borrowed a bicycle, crossed the river and pedaled down to Bayern Brewing.
Bayern claimed to specialize in traditional German beer styles in accordance with the 1516 German Law of Purity (Reinheitsgebot, initially established by the Duke of Bavaria for the City of Munich in 1487. According to this law, only three ingredients were allowed in beer: water, barley, and hops).
I opted to try the limited release Imperial Pilsner Lager (a little hoppier and a little darker than a traditional Pilsner). It was a noble effort with a nice creamy head and a nose full of hops. Happy with the first sip, I decided not to press the bartender on the claim of brewing according to Reinheitsgebot, since a wheat beer was offered.
I rounded out the stop with a Dragon’s Breath Dunkelweizen (dark wheat), also good, before catching up with Jennifer and Sarah downtown where they were visiting their friend Eva after her social run.
We also caught up with Rika. We’d met her the night before at dinner where she was treating Don and Jennifer. While out for a recent mountain bike ride, Don provided first aid and they helped evacuate her after she split her knee, while trail running. Being the second time to split open the same knee, Rika becomes the first recipient of Wander Wheels “Dopple Faceplant” award. Congratulations Rika, we wish you a speedy recovery.