How was your Sunday? Mine was wonderfully insane, thank you very much. Why, you ask? Well, I spent my day selling mugs and beer tokens down at Wolff’s Biergarten, which may not sound very fun to those of you who aren’t into crowds or soccer, but it was right up my alley. There were hundreds (thousand+?) of folks sporting red, white and blue looking to have a great time on a gorgeous day. What could be bad about that?
While the match may not have ended soon enough for team USA to walk away with a win rather than a tie, it was still a fantastic day. I’ll be working a number of additional shifts in the next few weeks and hope you all make it down to take in a match and indulge in some tasty beer and a scene unlike you’ll find anywhere for this event.
For the uninitiated, here’s how it works: for $20 bucks you get a 1 liter plastic stein and 2 beer tokens. The tokens are good for .5 liters of beer so you can fill your mug fully once or halfway twice, your call. Personally, I’d go with the halfway twice because I like my beer cold and I like to wander between the Biergarten and the Bier Tent. Since taking beer from one location to the other isn’t permitted, you’d probably want to enjoy a beer in both places to catch the full scope of fandom. Need more beer? Additional tokens are $7 each or 3 for $20 and the tokens don’t expire. Speaking of not expiring – your stein will get you entry into any and all subsequent games so make sure you hold on to it. Bring it with you for any matches during the World Cup and you get in without any additional charge.
So, there you have it. Soccer, bier, peanuts. Come get some.