In case anyone missed it - defending champion Germany has ingloriously bowed out of the biggest sports event in the world: the World Cup 2018. And while the German version of Septa Unella (that is kicker.de and our unforgiving shouty newsprint BILD) will be heaping "shame, shame, shame" on the listless crew we are now stocking up on Brazilian jerseys and renewed resolve to fill the time slots we had reserved for patriotic agony and in-depth soccer analysis with beer making. German football may stink, but German beer is still on fire. And we make our Pilsner, Kölsch and Hefeweizen the right way right here in California. Go summer!