Featured Brewery: Altstadt Brewery, Fredricksburg, TX

Enjoy the taste of Germany in the Texas Hill Country. Altstadt Brewery makes authentic German style beers that are handcrafted to old world standards inspired by the German Beer Purity Law established in 1516. They use only 100% natural imported ingredients and pure Texas water to deliver the supreme drinkability and smooth, crisp flavor you expect from German-style beers.

Located in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, Altstadt Brewery is a unique destination to enjoy world-class beer, take in a Texas sunset from the Biergarten and savor delicious food in a Bavarian-inspired environment.

Using a copper-plated rolec brewhouse imported from Germany, this digital brewing system designed by German brewmasters features a mash kettle, Lauter Tun, and Wort Kettle. Also, the Kaspar Schulz brewing system was discovered by Altstadt’s founders in a pre-WWII Bavarian brewhouse. It remains one of the few breweries featuring both open and closed fermentation tanks that allow for various styles of ales and lagers.

Featured Beer: Altstadt Amber
4% ABV, 25 IBU

A full-bodied yet smooth, flavorful brew with a brilliant amber color from a mix of German Pilsner, Munich, and Crystal malts, and balanced out with Saphir and Spalt hops. The aroma is rich and malty with nutty hints. The mouthfeel is smooth and the flavor full-bodied and slightly sweet with notes of toffee. It finishes clean and smooth.

Altstadt Amber is made with German-imported Altbier yeast. Altbier is a customary ale brewed in the region of Rhineland and around Dusseldorf. The name represents the fermentation process where the beer is top fermented rather than bottom fermentation like other lager beers.

Food Pairings for American IPA
Roasted Chicken, Pork, Sausages

Beer-Basted Bratwurst with Caramelized Onions
4 FRESH Bratwurst
3 Tbs canola oil
1 cup dark German beer
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 large yellow onion, sliced thin
2 Tbs German mustard

Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a deep skillet and add the bratwurst over medium heat. Cook for 6 minutes per side. Add the beer slowly and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes while the beer reduces and thickens down to approximately 1/4 cup. Remove the sausages and pour the reduced beer into a bowl. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to separate the fat from the beer and remove the fat from the top.

Add the remaining oil to a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté slowly until soft and translucent. When onions are clear, add the brown sugar and stir until melted.

To serve, add the onions to a plate and top with the sausages. Spoon the thickened beer over the sausages. Serve with the mustard.

Published 9/07/21

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