So I'm gonna throw up a few pictures and a concise run down of beer fun from my travels(mostly from this past September). My memory also sucks. I love reading the travel posts some of you dudes throw up here. I just spent a couple days in the cities so I didn't do too much drinking but got to experience the styles in their respective birth places which was cool. I started off with Koln(there won't be umlauts in this post) looking forward to some Kolsch! It just wasn't what I was expecting I guess? Hanging at Fruh was awesome though. I got there super early but after my first glass the place was abuzz. After that I wandered around figuring out where to drink next and the benches at Peters were calling my name. I think I like it a little more than Fruh. I bailed on drinking anymore Kolsch after that. Probably a mistake. Took a train up to Dusseldorf next. Uerige was my first stop and that place is just greatness. I was only going to drink one or two and then bounce but had three and then ended up coming back at the end of the day for three more. The ambiance and food were great. Being surrounded by locals was awesome as well. After Uerige I went to Schlussel and Fuchsen. Schlussel didn't do anything for me. Fuchsen tasted great! But the smell was the oddest thing ever. Eier. I don't know. Maybe the bartender or server had handled eggs and then my glass. I didn't feel like ordering another to figure it out. A pity really. After those Uerige was calling me back. I just had the regular stuff. No Doppelsticke which I am keen to try now. The next beer destination was Bamberg. I was in Hamburg beforehand, but had no idea where to go for beer. Bamberg was easily my favorite German city I've been to. So much beer in the city limits itself. I would love to travel around more of Franconia. I can't wait to go back whenever that may be. I drank too much of this: I feel sorry for the hostel worker who had to scoop my mess out of the sink :/ The Weizen was super as well. The guy I ordered it from had to make sure that's what I wanted since it wasn't on tap lol. After Schlenkerla, Klosterbrau was my second favorite spot. The Schwarzla and Braunbier were delicious. The spaetzle was good as well just a little pricey it seemed but I was hungry. While drinking Fassla beers I could hear Herr Burgess in my head. The beers weren't big and ridiculous, just solidly brewed fresh beers. They were delish. Just had a couple since I had to check out Spezial across the way. My misunderstanding about Bamberg was shown when I left the confines of Schlenkerla after my first night. I thought everyone had a Rauchbier. I didn't find any until I came here. I had no idea what Spezial even had. The lager was on tap and a awesome older British gentleman confirmed it was good so I went with it. I had a couple and chatted with this guy John. He headed up to his room and was going to go for a walk. I left and wandered around town a bit and then to Schlenkerla for a nightcap where I met up with John again and had a couple more Marzens before leaving the next morning. I was planning on Salzburg but wanted to stop in between it and Bamberg so Munchen it was! Kind of the worst place to stop for a night after drinking heavily in Bamberg. I wasn't really wanting any beer. Had to try a Andechs though so that was my one beer of the day. I had it at the Andechs place in Munchen. Didn't make it to the church outside of town. Their spaetzle was super interesting with fried onions and pear topping it. The Doppelbock was good, but I was looking for something to knock off Korbinian and Celebrator as my favs. It probably didn't get the best evaluation with my expectations and being in recovery mode. I did make it to Oktoberfest in 2011 though. The Augustiner Helles is a magical beer. I liked it too much to even try the Edelstoff which is great from what I hear. Some Kartoffelauflauf at HB: Prost!