Kellerbier Brewer’s Dinner at Gordon Biersch Rockville

Gordon Biersch BarrelInterrupting the travelogue of my recent trip to Tampa…

Christian Layke, brewmaster at Gordon Biersch Rockville, did a great job of putting together another outstanding event – the Kellerbier brewer’s dinner.  Beth and I attended the dinner last night and were treated to authentic German fare served with unfiltered versions of Gordon Biersch’s regular house brews. Since we’re regulars, it was fun to try the unfiltered variations of the house brews we’ve come to know so well.

We’ve been to several beer events at Gordon Biersch Rockville, like the Beer and Chocolate Truffle Tasting, and have never been disappointed. It’s obvious that Christian puts a lot of thought and enthusiasm into planning these events! The entire Gordon Biersch Rockville team shines throughout.

Instead of going into the finer details, I’ll just share the email describing the beer dinner that I received from Gordon Biersch:

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It is almost Spring! Come on over to Gordon Biersch in Rockville to celebrate with an evening of Kellerbier as crisp and fresh as a spring breeze!

Wednesday, March 20:
Taps will open at 6pm and dinner will be served at 7pm.

Kellerbier is an unfiltered lager. There is a small amount of yeast in suspension and often lower carbonation, resulting in beer that is richer in flavor. Hoppy kellerbiers are hoppier than their filtered counterparts while malty beers often have a softer and richer mouth feel.  Kellerbier is popular in Bavaria’s Franconia region, the same part of Germany where the Weyermann Malt that Gordon Biersch uses is produced.

In Germany, Kellerbier can often (a bit confusingly) be enjoyed in a Bierkeller, an informal venue where beer and simple fare is served.  Bierkellers have communal seating and often serve their food and beer via a walk-up window.  We will try to capture the camaraderie and Gemütlichkeit of a Bavarian Bierkeller by having open seating and a buffet for this evening.

The Beers and Dinner

We will have four Kellerbiers beers served (hopefully all by gravity!) with a dinner made up of traditional Bavarian Biergarten fare.

Enjoy Keller versions of our:

Czech Pilsener
Maibock
Golden Export
Maerzen

Dinner will consist of:

Three different kinds of German-style sausage
Cured ham
Asparagus salad
Pickles
Rustic breads
House-made mustards

The cost for our Biergarten dinner is $25 plus tax and gratuity.  Hope to see you there!

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