The eccentric, edgy blog of Michael Risse brought this little pearl among the beers to our attention. True story – the beer called ’emigrant’s beer’ – was created in 1849 by a father for his son who needed to escape Germany to America due to political reasons.The loving and very skilled father created a beer that was uniquely suited for the long transport to America. Intense hopping and a high alcohol content makes the beer very robust and long-time storeable. Mr Risse – an acknowledged gourmet and realist – describes the taste as “incredibly intense, especially accentuated, and impressive” beer.
The brewery Faust (Brauerei Faust in Miltenberg) has remained in family ownership ever since and you can buy this for € 9,95 per bottle. Currently it is run by Johannes Faust by the way. So – nice little bit of history here 😉