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Limited time: Oktober Fest Märzen is back!

***FOR A LIMITED TIME*** We are offering Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen, $8 This tasty beer has a deep, golden color, tinted with amber. It is lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops.
***FOR A LIMITED TIME*** We are offering Ayinger Oktober Fest Märzen, $8 This tasty beer has a deep, golden color, tinted with amber. It is lightly sweet with a malty nose balanced with floral hops.

September 8, 2021 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

500th Anniversary of the “Reinheitsgebot”

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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 This law, called “Reinheitsgebot” in German, was only slightly adjusted in 1987 when a European Court repealed the purity law and allowed ingredients such as yeast and wheat.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!

Sources:

wired.com

Der Spiegel

www1.american.edu/ted/germbeer.htm

Putzlowitscher Zeitung

wikipedia

chefkoch.de

April 23, 2016 Posted by | Food, News | , , , | 2 Comments

Ayinger Oktoberfest is back: Try one yourself!

Screen shot 2015-08-25 at 12.10.38 PMAfter many months of waiting this beer, brewed only during the late summer, is back as long as supplies last! Don’t miss out and try one yourself.

August 25, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Erdinger Oktoberfest Beer now available

oktoberfestbeer1…for a limited time

July 25, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Exciting new wine list

Dear guests,

please note we have made a few changes to our beer and wine selection as newer wines became available. We are excited to introduce some very special and popular wines from Germany and Austria.  Please ask your server for a recommendation.

We are also excited to introduce a tasty non-alcoholic Erdinger Wheat Beer.

Please see our selection >> here

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit is here!

Schöfferhofer Grapefruit is a refreshing blend of wheat beer and and natural sun-ripened grapefruit juice. With only 2.50% ABV it is the perfect light beer for hot summer nights.

Now available at The Gasthaus for a limited time!

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June 17, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Spaten Oktoberfest Beer

 

We are now offering Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen.  

It’s a medium bodied beer, amber in color, with a balance of roasted malt flavor and hops. Prost!

spaten

September 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Beer Purity Law of 1516

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

Nearly 500 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!

Sources:

wired.com

Der Spiegel

www1.american.edu/ted/germbeer.htm

Putzlowitscher Zeitung

wikipedia

chefkoch.de

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

   

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