Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:04 PM
Also, any advice as to Breweries. I would like to go on a few tours and check out some really cool beer spots.
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
Toertchen Toertchen. Well worth a visit if you want some sweet stuff. He makes excellent chocolates and his fondant is the best.
of another eG'er who did a stage with him.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:26 AM
One word of warning: IMO, Kolsch, the beer that is brewed in Cologne (it can only be brewed there, and is usually the only style of beer that the breweries produce) is nothing special, and it's fairly similar no matter where you drink it. I'm not saying it doesn't vary, but don't expect (for example) the variety that you would get if you compare and contrast the breweries in Munich. On the plus side, it's neither too fizzy, heavy, or hoppy, so it's pretty approachable for non-beer drinkers, and it's served in small pipe-like glasses (200 millilitres) so if you don't like it, you won't be stuck with a gigantic jug full of it.
I'm not sure if tours are offered (I can give you some brewery names) and you can check, and I'll also check which places we preferred in terms of the food and ambience (since the beer didn't vary hugely). Another bonus is that Cologne is pretty compact, so with some planning and determination, you could easily check out 4 or 5 places in a day, and eat wherever you are hungry or think looks good. We managed 9 in a day...I'll check and get back to you.