Keeping up with yesterday’s Oktoberfest topic… I went to the supermarket here in Discovery Bay to see what beer they are selling, whether or not they already have Oktoberfest beer. It turns out that they don’t have any special Oktoberfest beer (and the staff was not sure whether they will receive any), but I realised that they actually have a huge selection of German beers.
This includes Patrick’s favourites (Erdinger and Franziskaner) as well as mine (Augustiner Edelstoff, which is always expensive and never on offer). But there are also a lot of other beers, like Flensburger Pilsener (from the North), Tannenzaepfle (from the Black Forest) or Neumarkter Lammsbraeu (from Bavaria).
You can even go for one of the cheapest beers in a can, from Oettinger. Back at home we used to buy Oettinger only to mix it with lemonade to turn it into ‘Radler’ (shandy).
It is quite impressive to see this range of German beers in the supermarket 10 mins away from our flat. Especially as they don’t have a ‘German week’ where they would double and triple the range of German products sold. During those weeks you can get even more different types of beer (including Augustiner Hell).