Christmas in Germany

In many towns, craftsmen and shopkeepers set up lavish Christkindlmarkts (holiday markets) selling handmade decorations, puppets, toys, and wood carvings.


It’s a tradition to drink gluhwein, a hot mulled wine, but usually you’ll find a vendor selling bottles of weihnachtsbier — typically a bock.


On Christmas Eve, some traditionalists still serve bier fisch — carp cooked in beer.

Excerpted from Don Russell’s Christmas Beer, a perfect stocking stuffer. Pick up a copy for every beer lover on your shopping list at Amazon or buy one directly from the author.

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