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.

Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu is a brewery in München (Munich),…

Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu is a brewery in München (Munich), Southern Germany. In the year 1397, the Welser Prew was alluded to for the first time in Munich. The ownership changed often until 1854, when the brewery moved to the location it still uses today.

Butcher shop sign in Spalt, Bavaria, Southern Germany. Spalt is…

Butcher shop sign in Spalt, Bavaria, Southern Germany. Spalt is situated 20 km from Schwabach, and it’s famous for the growing of hops. It has 2 museums: the Hops and Beer Museum, and a fire station museum. The end of August is celebrated by the annual Hopfenzupferfest, during which a girl is crowned the “Hops Queen.” Every 2 years, the Funsport Challenge Madmud is held here. Planetenweg (Planet Path): In 2000, a 1:1 billion scale model of the solar system was constructed between Spalt and the neighbouring Georgensgmünd. The model begins with a globe representing the sun behind Georgensgmünd’s town hall. A 7 km bike path leads through Rezat valley towards Spalt, where Pluto (now considered a dwarf planet) is represented at the train station. Each planet model has a display board with facts about the planet. Spalt is also known for its beer. Throughout the area, it’s nearly impossible to find any brand of beer other than “Spalter”. The town has a saying about its beer in local dialect: “In Spalt, in Spalt, dou wern di Leit gor alt; sie kenna nix dafier, dös macht ös goute Bier” (In Spalt, in Spalt, people grow very old; they can’t help it, it’s due to the good beer.) Spalt lies the middle of one of Germany’s hops cultivation zones, having grown hops since the Middle Ages in 1341.