Featured Brewery: Paulaner in Munich, Germany

The secret behind Paulaner’s excellent taste and unwavering quality is locally sourced ingredients and a tradition of craftsmanship that has been passed down and perfected by dedicated brewmasters.

In the early 1600s a group of monks began making beer for their monastery. Extra beer made was given to the poor or served in the local pub. A growing number of people were enjoying the beer, and in 1634 they began producing larger quantities to serve to the Bavarian council and citizens.

Over the years, the popularity of Paulaner grew far beyond the city of Munich. The love for Bavarian tradition has made Paulaner a hit around the world. More than 200 million liters leave the brewery each year – traveling from Munich to over 70 countries.

Featured Beer: Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

ABV: 5.8%

An amber style beer developed to celebrate the original Oktoberfest over 200 years ago. This full-bodied beer has a rich malt flavor, dark toffee notes, caramel-like flavors and underlying fruitiness with a masterful hop balance. The Marzen name comes from “March beer” because it was historically brewed in March to be at peak flavor for the Oktoberfest celebration. Not every beer that calls itself Oktoberfest is a true Oktoberfest beer. Only the 6 breweries in Munich, Germany are allowed to brew the original Oktoberfest beer and serve it at the official Oktoberfest. Today this style is available year-round in the U.S. due to popular demand.

Food Pairings:

Pair with German foods, grilled sausages, spicy chicken, or pork dishes.  Also cheeses with sharp, strong flavor.

Marinated Limburger

1 (6.4 oz) package Limburger cheese
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp fresh parsley, minced
1/4 tsp dried dill

Place the cheese in the freezer for 15 minutes. Slice the cheese into 1/4 inch thick slices and arrange onto a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour it over the sliced cheese and let marinate for 30 minutes. Before serving, sprinkle with parsley and dill.

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