The article reprinted here first appeared at my web site on February 21. The cover photo depicts the tab at Päffgen in Köln (Cologne) that night in 2008 when six of us dropped by for beers. The only beer on tap was house-brewed Kölsch, and so we drank 139 of them, as served in a 6.8-ounce glass called a Stange. — ...Read more