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Last Weeks Bamberg Trip
Posted by barry on 2017-11-17 09:31:44
Rerferencing forward (if that makes sense(), it is a long running saga but perhaps that's because Mahrs was so good for a lot of people including, as Jason says, some people who are real beer experts and have been going for years - but don't any more.

You ask about the 4 o'clock thing: yes, it is over in a little over 10 seconds actually, maybe more like a couple of minutes but that wasn't the point.  It was the time when the 'real' U appeared and it was that combination of surroundings and the excellent beer (IMHO), plus a certain 'je ne sais quois' (sorry, couldn't resist that), which contributed.  Like Jason, I am a sucker for pubs and their atmosphere, as much (well, perhaps, nearly as much) as I am for their beer.  Maybe it's the British in us because pubs are still such a part of the community in this country.  We're not the only people who like the Anstich thing: look at the crowds that flock to Bock Anstiche (?), etc.

Regarding the end of card playing, apart from the Stammtisch: that's been on the cards (?) for ages.  I recall, even some years ago, that tables were booked up for corporate outings, and told the story on this Forum of the local guy who complained bitterly that locals hardly got a look in any more.

In my mind, it's all part and parcel of the international decline of pubs as we knew them and part of the reason that people are staying at home more.

That's why it matters so much.
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