Doppelbocks, created by German monks to act as “liquid bread” to help them survive the 46-day fast for Lent, are celebrated in this month’s edition of Imbibe (the article is not available online, sorry). The favorites, out of a seven-bottle array tasted, were Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock and Weihenstephaner Korbinian. Spaten Optimator gets the shaft—if you’ve ever tried the stuff, that seems criminally short-sighted. There may be no better beverage in the world to suck down while eating a bratwurst with hot mustard.

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