In 2003, at a German beer association ceremony in Cologne being held at the 487th anniversary of the Beer purity law, or Reinheitsgebot, ‘Super Minister’ Wolfgang Clement won a beer drinking contest by downing a glass of Kolsch in 1.5 seconds. Clement was reported to have said, “You have to push your uvula back, then the beer flows direct down your throat. You can’t enjoy the taste, but it gets there fast”

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Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” a non-fiction awards winner is available on Amazon