Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Beer Blogging: Pretzel Edition

I missed it last week, but April 26th was National Pretzel Day. And no, it wasn't to honor the New Berlin Schools' sports program. It was a day set aside to pay homage to our salty little beer companions.


National Pretzel Day celebrates pretzels of all shapes and sizes.

How do you like your pretzel? Thick or thin? Straight or twisted? Crisp and crunchy, or soft? Salted, unsalted, mustard flavored, perhaps? There's no shortage of types of pretzels. If you are having trouble deciding which ones, we suggest you mix a bunch of different types of pretzels in a big bowl, and grab a handful, or two, or three, or...

Did you know? Pretzels are believed to be the world's oldest snack. Pretzels date back to 610AD in Southern France. Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child's arms folded in prayer. Add a little salt, and Voila! ...the pretzel industry was born.

More on pretzel history here.

Have a happy weekend!

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