GASTHAUS: got 'kraut?

Louisville's ONLY German Restaurant

Closed on Derby

Dear Guests,

The Gasthaus will be closed on May 7, 2016 – Derby Day! We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you have a wonderful Derby Day!b_derby_5x7

If you are attending a Derby party and would like to bring a special dish or dessert from The Gasthaus, please let us know and we’d be happy to prepare something for you.

Call 502-899-7177


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Spring Salad/ Corn Scallop Soup/ Geschnetzeltes

Our specials until Friday, May 6: CLOSED on DERBY DAY

Spring Salad……………………….$9.50


Cantaloupe, Avocado, Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil with a Homemade Lemon Dressing served on Mixed Greens.


Corn Scallop Soup……………………….$6.50


Corn Soup with scallops finished with a roasted pepper puree. (Vegan option is without the scallops)




Medallions of Pork Tenderloin in a Creamy Mushroom, Spinach Sauce served with SpŠtzle.

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500th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot”


Did you know that today Germans may be celebrating one of the oldest food-quality regulations in history?

Five-hundred years ago today, on April 23, 1516 the Bavarians formed the Purity Law, which allowed beer to be brewed only with water, barley and hops. This law, called “Reinheitsgebot” in German, was only slightly adjusted in 1987 when a European Court repealed the purity law and allowed ingredients such as yeast and wheat.

The measure, however, was not intended to brew a purer beer. In times of food scarcity the government simply wanted to stop beer brewers from using the more valuable grains such as rye and wheat, which were needed for bread production.

Some of the tasty beers that use yeast and wheat in their brewing we also have at the Gasthaus: Franziskaner, Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Erdinger Crystal, Aventinus

But with the formation of the European Union German beer brewers felt the pressure to keep up with the market offering a larger variety of beer flavors that could not be achieved with brewing according to the Purity Law.  You may now find beers flavored and bottled with Cola, Orange, Lemonade etc. While the flavors may not be according to the Purity Law, the beer mixed with it still is.

It always comes as a surprise to my fellow Americans, but Germans also mix their beers with soft drinks and pieces of fruit. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but it’s actually quite tasty. Provided that you use good German beer, you can mix a dark beer, like an Alt Bier, with cola. A Pilsner with Sprite or Fanta and a Wheat beer with pieces of cocktail fruit. 

Alster: Pils with Sprite
Krefelder: Alt with Cola
Kalter Kaffee: Cola with Fanta (looks like cold coffee)
Radler: Pils with Fanta
Dreckigen: Pils with Cola (called the Dirty One, because the Cola will flake and settle in the beer)                                                                                                                                                          Alt Schuss: Alt with Malzbier

Hope you enjoyed these facts. Prost!


Der Spiegel

Putzlowitscher Zeitung


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Live Accordion Music this Thursday


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Brie Salad/ Cream of Asparagus Soup/ Allgäuer Chicken

Our specials until April 23:

Brie Salad………………………..$9.50


Bibb Lettuce, shaved Red Onions and Roasted Pecans tossed in a Homemade Blueberry Vinaigrette served with Brie Cheese.


Cream of Asparagus Soup……………………….$6.50


Cream of Green Asparagus Soup – “Spargelsuppe”


Allgäuer Chicken………………………..$20


Breaded Chicken Breast stuffed with Goat Cheese and Roasted Sweet Pepper on a Rosemary, Pink Peppercorn Sauce served with Spätzle.


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We are hiring!!


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Live Accordion Music this Thursday


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