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Herforder Pils

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Herforder Pils is one of the many beers brewed by Herforder Brewery in the town of Herford in Germany. Herford has been the home of many British troops over the last fifty years, and as a garrison town and one time storage and distribution facility for NAAFI, the local brew was adopted by NAAFI for sale throughout BFG. The popularity of the beer, helped by the eye-catching packaging of its very portable ten pack, the Yellow handbag, grew to a point that you couldn't get a Yellow handbag back to the UK without it being recognized by people in the UK.

Herforder Pils [Pilsener (Pilsner): 330ml or 500ml bottles or 500ml can; 4.8% ABV] The stumpy 330ml bottles come in 8-pack "handbags" and plastic crates of 20 or 27. The long-neck 330ml bottles come in 6-packs or plastic crates of 24. The long-neck 500ml bottles come in plastic crates of 20 and the 500ml cans are sold singly. For the man on a mission, it also comes in 10.4L, 20L, 30L and 50L kegs.

Other beers brewed by Herforder include:

  • Herforder Export [Dortmunder (Helles): 330ml stumpy bottle, 5.2% ABV] Comes in plastic crates of 27.
  • Herforder Landbier [Landbier (Helles): 330ml stumpy bottle, 5.3% ABV] Comes in 8-packs or plastic crates of 20.
  • Herforder Schwarzbier [Schwarzbier: 330ml stumpy bottle, 4.9% ABV] Comes in 8-packs and 30L kegs for the alcoholically bi-polar.
  • Herforder Maibock [Maibock (Heller Bock): 330ml stumpy bottle, 6.6% ABV] Comes in 8-packs or plastic crates of 20.
  • Herforder Sommer [German-style Hefeweizen (Sommer Bier): 330ml stumpy bottle, 5.5% ABV] Sold in summertime. Comes in 8-packs or plastic crates of 20.
  • Herforder Weihnachten Bier ["Christmas Beer" (Märzen): 330ml stumpy bottle, 5.8% ABV] Sold during the holidays. Comes in 8-packs or plastic crates of 20.
  • Herforder 50/50 Alster [Alsterwasser (Pilsner & Lemon Soda Shandy): 330ml long-neck bottle, 2.7% ABV (50% Pilsner, 50% Lemon Soda)] Comes in 6-packs or plastic crates of 24.
  • Herforder 50/50 Apfel [Biermischgetränke (Beer and Cider Mixed Drink): 330ml long-neck bottle, 2.7% ABV (50% Beer, 50% Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider)] Comes in 6-packs or plastic crates of 24.
  • Herforder 50/50 Cola [Krefelder (Pilsner & Cola Mixed Drink): 330ml long-neck bottle, 2.7% ABV (50% Pilsner, 50% Cola)] Comes in 6-packs or plastic crates of 24.

See also Beer