This photo set was initially planned to be a live feed from yesterday’s event - the “Unterländer Biertage”. In plain English, “Lowlands beer days”, right here around the corner in a sports hall next to the Zurich airport. Oh and sporty it was, no doubt. From too much sport (of course, what) I gave up almost immediately the idea to drink and write at the same time. Not that I’d sample ‘em beers that fast, but there was way too much chatting and all that and it would have been so very impolite of me right? Apologies accepted. Because I’m an orderly person I ordered only samplers and here they are, the producers in the order of tasting: Gutknecht’s Hammer-Bier (from Rümlang, next village that is), St. Laurentius Craft Beer (Bülach, again like twenty miles away), Brauerei Hardwald (that’s a few miles south in Wallisellen), Braumanufaktur Schlachthuus (Lufingen, guess where - ten miles east) and finally UHB Üelus Homebrew (oh no, Burgdorf is 100km from here!). Mostly local brewers, presenting their tasty inebriants to a moderately huge thirsty crowd. Not everything was to my taste, yet ironically what I disliked most was the best as seen from a teammate so whatever, there was obviously something for everybody. My favorites were the Saison Abricot from Hammer, a tasty fruity smooth elixir, then the Hopfengold from St. Laurentius, light and hoppy and refreshing and just a hint sour, then a malty thick dried fruits extract called Balthasar from Hardwald and finally the American Wit of UHB Üelus, spicy and full-bodied and just yum. Had I have more time to ummm deepen my knowledge.. I think I definitely should go more often to these tasting events.