association of male beer fans
who get together to drink beer and rank it. Sometimes they just drink beer. Established and headed by Martin Schmidlin
, they're based in Breckenheim, which is a village somewhere outside of Wiesbaden. They're an incredibly silly enterprise, considering their religious cult about anything beer. Additionally, they're also a chauvinistic
bunch, claiming that women only drink eggnog
and stuff like that.
If you know German
, their website www.bierprobenverein.de is a must-see. If you can take it as satire (which it's not intended to be), you'll laugh your ass off until your belly hurts. Make sure to check out their pictures under "Die Mitglieder!"