Ein Bier in Heidelberg. Die Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei…

Ein Bier in Heidelberg. Die Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei is a brewery in Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. It’s been a subsidiary of Brau Holding Intl since 2005, before which it was owned by the House of Fürstenberg, a German noble family. Among other offerings, the brewery produces pilsner, export, and wheat beer, primarily serving Southern Germany.

Löwenbräu („lion’s brew“) is a brewery in München, Southern…

Löwenbräu („lion’s brew“) is a brewery in München, Southern Germany. Most of its beers are marketed as being brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, the beer purity law of 1516. The brewery was founded around 1383. Its lion emblem originates from a 17th-century fresco in the brewing house, depicting Daniel in the lions’ den. Löwenbräu has been served at every Oktoberfest in Munich since 1810. Because only beers that are brewed in Munich are permitted to be sold at Oktoberfest, Löwenbräu is 1 of 6 breweries represented, along with Augustinerbräu, Hofbräuhaus, Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner, and Spaten.

Obatzda – aka Obatzter, Obazda, Obazde, Obazd’n – is a piquant…

Obatzda – aka Obatzter, Obazda, Obazde, Obazd’n – is a piquant Bavarian cheese specialty and part of Biergarten culture. There are many versions of it. The original recipe was created in the Bräustüberl Weihenstephan in Freising by Katharina Eisenreich, innkeeper from 1920-1958. In the 1920s she served her morning guests a portion of Obatzda, which was immediately successful. Over the years, it developed into a light meal classic.

Original Obatzda recipe of the Bräustüberl Weihenstephan

For 1 kg you need:

1 kg Brie cheese – 70 g butter – 150 g cream cheese – 120 g onions – 5 g paprika powder – 1 pinch of ground cumin – 1 pinch of salt and pepper – 10 cl Weihenstephaner Vitus Weizenbock or Weihenstephaner Weißbier (or other wheat beer)

Process the Brie to a semi-coarse mass. Add butter, cream cheese, chopped onions and paprika and mix. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Serving suggestion: Place Obatzda with an ice cream scoop on a breadboard. Garnish with red onion, chives, lettuce and/or pretzel sticks.