The Guardian, G2
By Alex Kapranos
Cologne sets itself aside by the way they serve beer. In the rest of Germany it froths over the lips of heavy dimpled steins, like thick glass buckets with a handle on the side. Kölsch is served in a slender tumbler called a Kölsch-Stange that looks more like a test tube. I'm drinking with Parker, our sound engineer, on a bench outside the Pfaffen Brauerei on the corner of the cobbled Heumarkt. It's drizzling and full inside, so we look for somewhere else to eat.