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The beer in war
Old 11-04-2018, 05:48 AM   #1
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I would need information about beer during the war in the German army, tokens, bottles, brands ,
All the information, however small it may be, will be welcome
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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There is a great photograph of Otto Kretschmer and his crew all drinking bottles of Beck's Bier just after he was awarded the RK on 8 August, 1940.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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Eduard,
As Ed mentioned, Beck's was a very popular beer. I have quite a number of period images stored in my files of U-boat crews and other German naval personnel enjoying that particular brew. I believe one of the reasons behind it was the proximity of the brewery to German naval bases. Beck's was also consumed by the other services. My files contain an image of a Beck's bottle sitting in a DAK artillery position. A few other brands that I have identified in period photos are Holsten, Engelhardt and Berliner Kindl. The last two usually came in Bügelflaschen (flip top bottles), very similar to those that are still being produced to this day. There were of course many other German brands and styles of bottles used during the TR period. BTW, German soldiers also enjoyed beer and other alcoholic beverages from occupied countries and from captured stock. An image I discovered a few months ago was of a tropical Luftwaffe officer drinking a bottle of Black Horse ale, which was brewed in Canada. No doubt from captured stock. I hope this is of some help.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:12 PM   #4
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Looks on the websites from german breweries, some have an historical page, and after researchs you can find some infos you need.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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I have a beer bottle with a swastika on the porcelain cap.. Carlsberg.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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I have a beer bottle with a swastika on the porcelain cap.. Carlsberg.
The Danish, NY Carlsberg brewery used the swastika on their labels and bottle caps long before it became the popular/official symbol of NS Germany.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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Shame that Becks brewed in Germany can no longer be obtained in the US. Made me switch to Stella.
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Shame that Becks brewed in Germany can no longer be obtained in the US. Made me switch to Stella.
Is Holsten available in the States? I switched to Holsten after Interbrew took over the Beck's brewery. I think they must have changed the recipe or something, because it didn't taste the same, to me anyway. Plus, Holsten Maibock is 7%, compared to Beck's 5%. : )
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:22 PM   #9
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Mmmmmmm...beer
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