These are just some suggestions, please feel free to call and customize your order,
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 This law, called “Reinheitsgebot” in German, was only slightly adjusted in 1987 when a European Court repealed the purity law and allowed ingredients such as yeast and wheat.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.
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!
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If you would like to enjoy some delicious German food while watching the game at home, please give us a call at 502-899-7177. Our menu is right >>>here
Chef Salad: Wilted Spinach Salad
Soup: Barley Beef Vegetable Soup
Dinner Special: Spiessbraten- Tender Pork Loin filled with Onions, Bacon, Herbs and Spices, slowly oven roasted served with Spaetzle and Red Cabbage.
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Chef’s Special Salad:
Mediterranean Salad – Bell Peppers, Olives, Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onions and Feta Cheese tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing garnished on a bed of greens.
Chicken Gulasch – Tender Pieces of Chicken Breast with Celery, Mushrooms, Green Peas and Red Peppers in a light Tomato and Paprika Sauce, served with Spaetzle.