My Dad’s favorite beer growing up was “DAB” (short for Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei) and to my young taste buds, I couldn’t see the appeal of this bitter German lager. Then when I realized my father of German descent had the same initials as the beer, it all became clear. Dortmunder was first crafted in the 19th century as a coal and steel miner’s beer in along the River Ruhr in Germany. With 5 ABV%, this brightly colored Golden lager is a corner stone of biergardens all over the world. The taste is sharp and bitter, yet it finishes clean. DAB hold sis flavor whether served ice cold or room temperature like when you get to the bottom half of a giant mug.