January 31, 2014 by Prost Brewing
This Super Bowl Sunday you might consider celebrating like a true German by taking or even perhaps giving a fellow Denver Broncos fan a German beer shower. You might be wondering if a “beer shower” is in actuality what its name implies. Indeed it is. Each year, the winning German football players, coach, and some of the most devoted fans of Germany’s top level football league celebrate a championship by giving and receiving beer showers. You may see some action shots of a few German beer showers being given and received here: http://www.bundesliga.com/en/bildergalerien/galerien/0000253081.php.
Gigantic beer glasses are made especially for the event. Each glass is filled to the brim with classic German suds. As soon as the victory becomes official, even before the players hold up their prized trophy, the beer showers begin with everyone serving as a possible target.
This is no small sporting event either, often likened to the Super Bowl in terms of size and relative importance, at least within the world of European football (i.e. soccer). The German football league draws quite a crowd. With an average of 45,134 fans per game during the 2011-2012 season it ranked as the second highest in terms of attendance of any professional sports league in the world! To satisfy this massive crowds’ thirst, German beer is available in the masses, doled out and guzzled down as if the game’s fate depended upon its consumption, and yet saving enough for the beer shower finale, of course!
Whether the Germans are crowning their beloved champions with liters full of their precious beer or are raising their own glass to “Prost!” to their team before quaffing it down, there can be no doubt that beer is absolutely essential and in reality quite vital to the proper enjoyment of any major German sporting event. From start to finish, German beer is a part of the experience.
For those Denver football fans looking for a similar pleasure and beer filled experience, Prost Brewing is here to supply you with the proper drink to accompany you as you cheer on the Broncos this Sunday. With the Super Bowl upon us, there is no better time to indulge in authentic German beer, whether it be in the form of a beer shower or simply a hefty mug that can be held high in the name of our Denver Broncos!
Now for a “Prost!” to the Broncos…Go Broncos!