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BEER LIST

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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 German Radler Beer is the perfect brunch or happy hour daytime drinking brew. Half grapefruit and half lager, it has a low ABV, but a shot of gin or vodka will make this a special beer cocktail!

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!

A little spice and hoppiness make this German Pilsner beer a refreshing quencher. A medium bodied beer that comes from a tallboy to pour a perfect half liter. The city of Konigsberg is part of Hansa Proper, a group of medieval merchants that formed a powerful trader guild.

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.

This pilsner is a unique beer from the north of Germany because not only is it a rare beer to find, but additionally, Der Braumeister Restaurant in Cleveland is the only bar in Cleveland to carry this beer! Served from a glass bottle with a ceramic flip-top, this is a beer that is worth it’s packaging alone!

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!

Unfiltered wheat beer from Germany. Try this will a tender veal weisswurst sandwich topped with apple-bacon sauerkraut. This is one of our favorite German Beers and something that we have always tried to keep in the rotation. It has been on our beer club board for over 35 years!

Often considered a Radler because it combines wheat beer and grapefruit juice, it’s sweet, unfiltered and crisp. Perfect to drink on any Cleveland summer day – especially on our patio!

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.

Stories date back to the 1930’s that an Aventinus keg while in transport partially froze. Naturally as water separates from beer, the flavors will become more concentrated and the abv will rise. In 2002 Schneider Weisse decided to mimic these conditions in a controlled setting and thus Aventinus Eisbock was born. With a dried plum and Viennese coffee taste, it is complex and warming. Try this beer for dessert with our tart Cherry Strudel.

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!

SAISONS & SOURS & FRUIT

Highly carbonated, fruit, spicy and often bottle conditioned, the Saison is a pale ale that includes several varieties. Generally classified as a farmhouse ale, named after the ancient European farming tradition where they brewed beer from their own grain.

Hailing from the famous Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, its light tartness gives way to a nice cotton-candy, creamy body and a sweet finish. A nice compliment to any of our desserts or appetizers!

Produced on a working farm in Belgium, this is a truly rustic country beer that keeps alive the tradition of honest, artisanal brewing. Bursting with earthy, spicy and delicate fruity flavors, this beer fits the classic Saison profile to a tee.

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

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.

This unfiltered, blond beer is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander and has a mild taste of hops. An easy drinking beer, it embodies ‘the sun in a glass’ with its splendidly intense golden-yellow colour, and creamy collar of froth and herbal/citrus aromas.

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.

A traditional Belgian abbey beer with a deep brown color and a full, sweet and fruity aroma, it’s best paired with chocolate and beef and also goes great with buttery style cheeses. We recommend pairing with our house-made Charcuterie Board.

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.

Brewed 25 years after the premier of the Gulden Draak, one of the most successful beers in the U.S., the Guldren Draak 9000 is an exceptional beer with a complex taste sensation. Featuring 3 varieties of malt, it has a deep rich amber color with a smooth and malty-sweet taste and wonderfully accomplished finishing bouquet.

Brewed by women and for women! Proceeds of sales go toward breast cancer research. Sparkling carbonate content produces a soft, full taste perception. The taste is very full-bodied and is balanced with fruity tones of apple and Chardonnay grapes. Deliria has a fine, mild bitterness in its aftertaste and a splendid, round feel in the mouth which evolves well.

Special beer brewed once a year to mark International Women’s Day.

A sip draws out bright, woody, port-wine-like character, notes of bread crust, dried fruits, fermenting tobacco, a little oak vanilla and a hint of leather before restrained, Flanders-like acidity cleans the palate.

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! 

Boskeun is the nickname of Jo, one of the two brothers who preferred to brew blond beer at home. It is a special Easter beer, one of the first real Belgian Easter beers. (Slaghmuylder’s paasbier being first). It has been brewed with pale malt, Golding hops, cane sugar and re-fermented in the bottle. It’s a seasonal beer, so we suggest not to keep it eternally. The name Boskeun means rabbit of the woods and the label shows it, sampling the last brew.

ENGLISH STOUTS, ENGLISH CIDERS & OTHER WORLD BEER

A dark, top-fermented beer, Stouts have a number of variations including dry stout, oatmeal stout, milk stout and imperial stout. Dating back to 1677 it’s noted as not just a strong beer but a dark beer. Ciders are sweeter brews, fermented from apples and have no malt or hops.

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!

A refreshing blush-colored cider that features a subtle blackberry aroma with a hint of traditional cider apple. It has a smooth, silky and refreshing palate that beautifully balances sweetness and acidity.

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.

More than 100 years after founder J.C. Jacobsen mastered the art of Pilsner brewing, the perfectly balanced Danish Pilsner is a wonderfully crisp and refreshing brew with a full flavor and a distinctive, hoppy aroma.

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! 

AMERICAN CRAFT (Ciders, Wheats, Stouts)

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.

This is a blend of Michigan hand picked apples and blueberries. This gluten free cider also captures robust juicy dark fruit flavors with a hint of tartness and medium sweetness.

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

This smooth drinking German Lager is one of Germany’s most famous beers. Paulaner is Munich’s largest brewery and home to one of the “big six” and hosts two tents in Germany’s Oktoberfest and Cleveland’s Oktoberfest. This light golden yellow colored lager is a great beer for any occasion. 

It’s the only IPA in-house- do drink up! Taste the fresh citrus and other tart flavors in the recipe, with many featuring notes like orange, grapefruit, papaya, and mango in this seasonal IPA crafted in Ohio. 

Paulaner Salvator was first brewed in 1634 and was the original lenten – lent beer of the monks in Munich. It is now a Der Braumeister Cleveland exclusive. Paulaner has stopped importing these kegs to the United States. It was one of the many beers served at Cleveland Oktoberfest but now lives on one of our draft tap handles.

Enjoy Oktoberfest in Cleveland with this Oktoberfest beer that is brewed year-round! A perfect pairing for a schnitzel and apple-bacon kraut. This amber-colored lager is slightly caramel malted but still carries a decent IBU punch for some carbonation in your sip.  

This smooth-drinking German Lager is one of Germany’s most famous beers. Paulaner is Munich’s largest brewery and home to one of the “big six” and hosts two tents in Germany’s Oktoberfest and Cleveland’s Oktoberfest. This light golden yellow colored lager is a great beer for any occasion.  

It’s only a Kolsch if it’s brewed in Cologne, Germany. A subtle taste of hay and grass makes this blonde ale refreshing like a mild summer day. The smell is of grassy malt and some hops. The flavor is full-bodied and tastes of hearty malts, with a spicy-grassy hoppiness that doesn’t contribute too much bitterness. A slightly more complex Kolsch than American craft imitations.

Bitburger’s leading brewmaster, Stefan Meyna, Ph.D., developed a specialty beer for this season and created a full-bodied yet delicately malty and clear amber beer. Bitburger is one of the oldest continuous family-owned breweries in Germany- one of the many reasons we love this beer! 

Dark beer existed long before the light lager or pilsner beer. This was the first beer brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. This is the quintessential dark beer; when beer lover around the world order a dark beer- they usually mean a Munich style dunkel.

Germany- Märzen / Oktoberfest- Warsteiner Oktoberfest is dark amber-orange. It is lightly sweet and malty with honey and caramel flavors, with an aroma of fruits. Enjoy this beer on draft and in a flight of four to try all our Oktoberfest brews!

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

German this and German that- try an Austrian beer! This is soft, smooth, lightweight, and easily drinkable with low bitterness. Balanced taste, malty sweet with a subtle bitterness in the background, hints of spice Pair this with Käsespätzle or a Chicken Schnitzel! 

This unique Oktoberfest brew pours a cloudy amber hue with frothy white head. Wheat aroma with hints of fruit and clove combined with a strong malty backbone make it one of our favorites. The original recipe ferments in the bottle! Try this crisp mouth-feel that has the body of an Oktoberfest beer.

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