Berlin is a beer town. It’s everywhere. It’s consumed in cafes, parks, and on building stoops. You can buy it in convenience stores to go (no brown bags needed!), subway kiosks and pretty much everywhere you can imagine. Bottles, cans, draughts. Drunk whenever, wherever. It’s glorious.
But while there are many German beer brands, they are actually fairly similar. One encounters many pilsners and light lagers. Mostly delicious, don’t get me wrong. But American beer drinkers used to a strong craft beer industry full of so many varieties would probably be surprised by the homogeneity of Germany’s beer selection and the lack of microbrews.
Enter Heiden Peters.
I tried some of this beer at the Markthalle Neun, a weekly street food market, and was really impressed. Heiden Peters is the only micro-brewed beer I found in Berlin. It’s brewed in the basement of the market hall at Markthalle Neun and makes the trip well worth it. The offerings rotate but I’ll say that the Thirsty Lady, go figure, was my favorite.