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Saturday, October 29, 2011
deutsches Bier: der Bierkasten
So in preparation for a little pumpkin carving party, we went out and got a Kasten of Bier.
In Germany when you buy beer in bottles, you can get a plastic crate (Bierkasten), and you pay something like 3,50 EUR deposit on the plastic crate, which you get again when you return the bottles (also a deposit on bottles). Sehr praktisch!
This particular one has 0,5 Liter bottles...good, German-sized beers...and quite heavy!