DER BRAUMEISTER  |  13046 Lorain Avenue  |  Cleveland OH 44111  |  216-671-6220

BEER LIST

We offer the largest and best selection of imported and craft beers in Cleveland!

LAGERS & PILSNERS


Germany has the oldest brewing culture in the world. A pilsner is actually a lager from the Czech Republic in a town called Plzen. The main difference between a lager and a pilsner is the higher hops in pilsners and the difference in yeast used. That means that a Pilsner is really just a spicier and more hop flavored Lager.

A True Dortmunder classic that is named simply from its origin in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund was made capital of the Rhine-Westphalian and Netherlands Circle and part of the Medieval Hansa traders guild! This particular brew was founded in 1868 and continues to be a classic light lager that anyone will enjoy.

Hofbrau’s original German lager beer is a golden yellow that is full-bodied and slightly malted. Imported from Germany, this authentic and classic lager is a must-try.

With a taste that’s similar to Heineken and St Pauli Girl, the Spaten is a pale lager beer with slight bitterness from the hops that carries an aftertaste that pairs perfectly with our Potato Pancake Reuben. Enjoy it for only $3 during our Cleveland Happy Hour at the bar or on the patio! 

Here in Cleveland, Warsteiner is a German Pilsner known through the land. Its crisp hops is a refreshing choice for a hot summer day on our patio. It is a Cleveland Happy Hour favorite beer pick for only $3. 

A true and tried light lager that follows the old Bavarian Purity Laws of 1516 (meaning fillers or addons), this brew features pure hops, barley and wheat. A touch of floral and grassy hops make this a great beer to pair with any southern Germany dish- like our Schnitzel!

This is as close as we get to Budweiser and that actually tastes better than Budweiser! It’s our true and tested hair of the dog with no before or after taste. A top fermented beer that has been brewed in Cologne, Germany since 1894.

GERMAN WHEAT

Also known as Hefeweizen, a German wheat beer from Bavaria, Germany, Hefe is German for “yeast” and weizen means “wheat”, literally translating to an unfiltered wheat beer with yeast.

Arguably one of the world’s best beers. This doppelbock wheat tastes of typical Munich yeast; banana and yeast. With a slight taste of chocolate beer and spicy finish, it pairs perfectly with our Sauerbraten!

This original wheat beer’s brewing permission was granted by King Ludwig in 1850. It is an unfiltered wheat beer, golden in color with aromas of banana and cloves, it tastes both fruity and spicy.

Brewed in collaboration with a renowned brewery in Munich, Germany, and praised cicerone, Garrett Oliver makes one of Germany’s most celebrated wheat beers. This wheat beer is exclusive to Der Braumeister Restaurant. Cleveland’s favorite beer bar has unfiltered wheat that contains a slight hop, unlike most classic wheat brewed in the area. Try this beer with our Goulash and lean into the spice! 

Originally offered at Germany’s Munich Oktoberfest, this is one of the few organic beers that we carry.  It is slightly citrus from aged hops, and a bright and refreshing wheat beer – one of many on our Cleveland’s best beer list!

GOSE

Most popular in Leipzig, Germany, the Gose is a warm fermented beer that originated from Goslar, Germany. Usually brewed with at least 50% of the grain bill being malted wheat, the dominant flavors include lemon sourness, herbal characteristics and strong saltiness.

Originating from Leipzig, Germany, it tastes of coriander and sea salt. A fermented beer that’s composed of 60% wheat and 40% barley malt, we recommend trying this with our Der Brau burger. One of the favorites on our Cleveland’s best beer list!

BOCKS & DUNKELS

German for “dark”, Dunkel beers typically range in color from amber to dark reddish brown. Characterized by their smooth malty flavor, they are a stronger type of German Lager. Several substyles includes Maibock, a paler, more hopped version most popular at outdoor spring festivals; Dopplebock, a stronger and maltier version; Weizenbock, made up of 40-60% wheat and Eisbock, one of the strongest, made by partially freezing the beer.

An award winning doppelbock beer it tastes of velvet roasted malts and hints of dried fruits. It’s a year round brewed Ayinger and a staple within their portfolio. Unlike other doppelbock beers, Celebrator has very little residual sugar.

Schwarzbiers, sometimes called black lagers, are drier and darker than German dunkels. The brewery located in Bad Kostritz, Germany has been producing schwarz beer for almost 500 years. Comparable to a Guiness Stout.

Hofbrauhaus literally means the “the court’s brewhouse” and is one of the largest breweries in Bavaria. Our kegs are imported from Minuch, Germany and its dunkel lager beer is a bottom fermented brew that tastes of subtle malts, hoppiness and a slight roasted aftertaste. Only $3 during Happy Hour! 

Weihenstephan is the world’s oldest brewery and also home to the world’s best brewing school. Korbinian is a perfect dark bock beer that has won the best doppelbock in Germany at the World of Beer Awards. This is a perfect beer to pair with our Der Brau Burger or our brunch Breakfast Sandwich.

Warsteiner Dunkel is a staple dark German beer. It is not bitter and tastes of coffee, malts, and even chocolate beer. This beer is available at Cleveland’s Best Happy Hour for only $3.

Continuously voted, This doppelbock is one of the nest beers in the world, and we couldn’t agree more. This beer is exclusive to Der Braumeister Restaurant, Cleveland’s best German Restaurant! It is a burnt orange color and tastes similar to fine orange sherry. Try this bock with our landjager platter to start your meal off right!

BELGIAN

Blonde Ales, also known as Golden Ales, is a medium ale that has moderate bitterness and maltiness. A “Tripel” is made with 3x the malt and has a higher ABV.

A pale abbey beer, with a full, sunny, golden colour. It has a smooth and full bodied taste and a rich creamy head. Like all the Leffe beers, it is a ’connoisseur’ beer that is always easy to drink.

First brewed in 1966 by Rev. Father Theodore, it was his final contribution to the Chimay line of beers. With a typical golden color, a slightly hazy appearance topped with a fine foam that releases a bouquet of fruity esters and floral-hop aromas, this is an ideal patio-drinking beer.

Chimay 150 is a celebratory beer to commemorate 150 years in Chimay’s brewery.  A limited edition (150,000 bottles) of Chimay 150 was brewed for the very first time for the brewery’s 150th anniversary and Der Brauemiseter is one of two restaurants carrying this special brew. Chimay 150 is a refreshing beer, strong but refined, with a balanced flavor and floral scent, accompanied by aromas of dried fruits and spices.

First launched in 1948 as a Christmas ale under the name “Blue Cap”, its reputation as a strong ale of the highest quality led to its year-round production. It’s remarkably dry with a hint of sweetness that’s derived from the highest quality of malts. Flavors of dates, fig and pear are complemented by aromas of bread with a faint floral finish.

The oldest of the Chimay beers, it’s a timeless classic and sweet harmony in a glass. Its mildly floral notes mix perfectly with a spicy pepper and clove. The sweet, dark fruity finish features a touch of chocolate and caramel.

Flavor of Belgian yeast, bread malt, musty grapes, light fruits, mild raisin, anise, light spices with a floral noise. We are Cleveland’s favorite German Restaurant, but every perfect imported beer list needs at least one true Belgian Trappist on its list! 

The REAL champagne of beers… A Belgian strong ale. First brewed at Bosteels, transferred to the Champagne region of France were it is treated much like a champagne with the bottles inverted and the yeast expunged and bottle re-corked.

Grand Cru is a speciality beer carefully crafted by Belgium’s St Feuillien Brewery. This extra-blond amber nectar masterpiece undergoes refermentation in the bottle, resulting in a beer endowed with unforgettable character. Grand Cru differs from other beers in the range by its absence of spices. Its full, white head is light and frothy, and when poured it creates a subtle lace effect. The very pale colour of Grand Cru lends clarity and brilliance to its body.

STOUTS, FRUIT & CIDER

Stout is a dark, top-fermented beer with a number of variations that evolved from the classic porter style that originated in London in the early 1700’s. The first recorded references to cider date back to Roman times; in 55 BCE Julius Caesar found the Celtic Britons fermenting cider from native crabapples. 

A Belgian Quad that offers notes of caramel and delectable dry chocolate. Additionally, this nitro can taste a roasted coffee flavor, hence its “barista” name. Once Kasteel was a prominent force in the Belgian beer market, it was pulled for rebranding and reintroduced in nitro cans. Pair this with our goulash dinner!

A lightly sparkling, elegant dry cider with a soft fragrant nose and earthy apple notes that captures the essence of an orchard. Best paired with pork, chili or cheesy dishes, like our Schnitzel or Kassler Rippchen!

Still brewed with water from a Well that was first sunk over 250 years ago in the Yorkshire countryside, this Nut Brown Ale is a rich tipple with roasted accents, infused with hints of pecan and toffee. A wonderfully drinkable, exceptionally tasty brew, the Nut Brown Ale is also Vegan-friendly and suitable for any occasion!

Another Vegan-friendly option from Samuel Smith and similarly brewed, its fermentation creates an almost opaque, wonderfully silky and smooth textured ale with a complex medium dry palate and bittersweet finish.

Etienne Dupont believes that only one great cider can be made, given any set of apples, because the balance has to be perfect. There are three maturities for each category of apples [bitter, sweet, acidic. The result of Etienne Dupont’s methodology is a dry and sparkling brut cider to pair with apple strudel or a kassler rippchen plate! 

A deep, dark Imperial Stout, The Abyss features hints of molasses, licorice, and other alluring flavors that make it something not just to quaff but contemplate.

Our cherry cider blends hand-picked heirloom Michigan apples and local cherries in French oak barrels. Hard Apple Cider Hand-Pressed And Fermented at Virtue Farm In Fennville, Michigan. Virtue Cider is Made With All-Natural Ingredients and No Added Sugars. 

It’s a 50/50 blend of Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen beer with natural grapefruit flavored drink for a zesty and fizzy taste experience. Crisp and refreshing!

Naturally, cloudy grapefruit flavoring meets our tasty Münchner Lager. Add a shot of gin or tequila!

This unique German cider contains caffeine. BEMBEL-WITH-CARE Apfelwein meets chokeberry and guarana

DRAFT (Howlers, Growlers, and to-go draft pours of beers are available online and in-store!)

An easy drinking Belgian pilsner is perfect with any meal and a great thirst quencher. 100% Malt and 100% Crystal clear. It might not be a German Beer, but it is a Der Brau Bar draft staple. 

Different from the Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer, the Schlenkerla Lentbeer is made from a mixture of light (e.g. non smoked) malt and Schlenkerla Smoked Malt. Brewed in classic copper kettles and uses an ancient tradition of smoking the malts over open fires to adhere to the purity laws of 1516. One week of primary fermentation is followed by two months of lagering in the ancient cellars underneath Bamberg. The lent beer is served unfiltered with bottom-fermenting yeast from the keg and thus preserves its whole body and aroma

 

A playfully elegant wheat beer from France with a delicate twist of citrus and peach juice. Its authentic witbier style reveals subtle aromas of citrus, lemon, peach, and coriander.

 

Maibock is a traditional strong, malty Bavarian lager. Like the month for which it is named (“Mai” is German for “May”), it is a transitional beer, the perfect drink for the short Bavarian spring. Try Ayinger’s malty elegance that is crafted into a beautiful example of brewing artistry. 

Dry, crisp, and refreshing. It doesn’t get more easy drinking than this! Inspired by the industrial brewing legends, Ricky strives to quench your thirst every time. Yellow beer brewed by passionate people in a craft brewery. Its our most affordable beer on draft- so drink up! 

A unique blend of Kasteel Donker (Quad) and macerated cherries. Ruby red in color with a rich foamy head, its aroma of oblacinska cherries mingles perfectly with hints of caramel, toffee and malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, and a subtle tartness balances out the sweetness of cherries, adding depth and complexity to each sip

A smooth dark lager brewed with roasted malts and Czech Saaz and Styrian hops.

Arguably one of the world’s best beers. This doppelbock wheat tastes of typical Munich yeast; banana and yeast. With a slight taste of chocolate beer and spicy finish, it pairs perfectly with our Sauerbraten! So when your rep tells it will be a month before bottles or cans return to inventory, you grab the last keg available to carry an exclusive on draft! 

Here in Cleveland, Warsteiner is a German Pilsner known throughout the land. Its crisp hops is a refreshing choice for a hot summer day on our patio. Or try pairing it with our sausage dinner. Only the best German Restaurants will carry this one! It is a Cleveland Happy Hour favorite beer pick for only $3. 

Warsteiner Dunkel is a staple dark German beer. It is not bitter and tastes of coffee, malts, and even chocolate beer. This beer is available at Cleveland’s Best Happy Hour and in the bottle for only $3.

Once a year, as the new hop harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend super-fresh Nugget, Palisade and Simcoe hops into an iconic Imperial Amber Ale known as Nugget Nectar. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.
Crisp, malty, white fruit and citrus aroma. Light, refreshing, slightly acidic, malty, almost a hint if apple, clean. Subtle hop finish. Crushable lager. 

Non Alcoholic beer

Weißbier-Zitrone Alkoholfrei, Paulaner Brauerei, .05 ABV, $5

Krombacher Weizen Alkoholfrei, Krombacher Brauerei, 0.38 ABV, $5

BitDrive, Bitburger Brauerei, 0.5 ABV, $5