Munich Madness: Oktoberfest and Beer Halls

About 6,000 longing revelers will crowd into one brew tent during Munich’s Oktoberfest celebration. A Biergarten is not a kindergarten — expect your brew glass to viewed a liter( about a quart) of Munich’s finest brew.
For conventional Bavarian amusing , nothing makes a good old-hat brew dormitory. Munich is Germany’s beer capital, and its brew residences come with flows of brew, inexpensive meat, loud amusing, and oompah music.

The partying goes turned up a notch every fall, when the city celebrates Oktoberfest. The festival happens simply over 2 week, starting on the third Saturday in September and usually discontinuing on the first Sunday in October( but never before Oct. 3 — the day Germany celebrates its reunification ).

Oktoberfest kickings situations off with an opening procession of more than 6,000 participates. Every light, it replenishes eight vast brew tents with about 6,000 defendants each. A million gallons of brew eventually, they cook the last ox.

The Theresienwiese fairground( south of the primary learn terminal ), known as the “Wies’n,” spews in a ferment of moves, dancing, and strangers strolling arm-in-arm down rows of outing bars, while the brew sanctity precipitate tons of liquor, pretzels, and wurst in a bubble cauldron of amusing. The triple-loop roller coaster must be the wildest on macrocosm( best before the beer-drinking ). During the fair, the city segments even better than normal. It’s a good time to sightsee, even if beer-hall rowdiness isn’t your cup of tea.

If you’re not examining while the party’s on, don’t worry: You can still dance to noisy airstrips, munch vast pretzels, and show off your stein-hoisting cleverness any time of year at Munich’s classic brew residences. While it can be extremely touristy, everybody’s having lots of fun.

There are plenty of other intoxicating Munich beer residences. Spatenhaus is the opera-goers’ brew dormitory, dishing more stylish meat in a conventional were set out in the square facing the opu and palace. The stylish Andechser am Dom, at the rear of the twin-domed Frauenkirche, accomplishes Andechs beer and massive meat to intelligent regulars. Nurnberger Bratwurst Glockl am Dom, simply across from Andechser am Dom, is favourite with sightseers. Dine outside within the meaning of the trees or in the dark, archaic, cozy interior — patrolled by wenches and spiked with antlers.

For the brew revolutionary, there’s the humble Beer and Oktoberfest Museum in the city center, which offers a low-tech and underwhelming take over beer’s history and the causes of the city’s Oktoberfest celebration.

Wandering through the legions of joyous beer-drinkers in the brew residences, it resulted to me that, unlike with wine-colored, more silver doesn’t get you a better beer. Beer is truly a people’s gulp, and you’ll get the more good here in Munich. Experts have their favorite liquids — and to get it, they don’t liquidate more…they simply” return to the” brew hall that serves it.

A beer hall is a classic Munich gemutlich scene. Gemutlich is the perfect word for Bavaria’s special coziness and inclination for savoring the moment. It’s particularly strong during Oktoberfest, but you can feel it anytime by spending an night in a foaming brew dormitory, clinking containers with new friends, immersed in a boisterous and ejecting Bavarian atmosphere.

Another great beer, Alesmith IPA: A Perfectly Balanced India Pale Ale

West coast style IPA’s have become all of the rage in recent years, and with some of them ranging from mildly hopped single IPA’s to smack you in the face, super hopped, giant Imperial IPA’s, there’s always something for everyone. However, for those looking for one of the most balanced, perfect example of the style, they may want to look for Alesmith IPA. As their brewery continues to expand and production continues to climb, be sure to look for it on your next visit to Der Biergarten in Sacramento, CA.
Hailing from San Diego County, Alesmith has risen up the ranks as one of the premier breweries in one of the greatest beer cities in America, if not the world. The beer itself usually comes in 22 oz bottles, has no fancy name, no over-the-top fancy label, just super delicious beer. Coming in at 7.2% abv, the brew pours a very nice burnt-orange color with a nice white head. The aroma that escapes from the bottle or glass is that of citrus, and hints of pineapple or peach. It’s clear as can be, just upon a sniff of this stuff that it’s west coast IPA all the way.
Enough of the sniffing and smelling though—now it’s time for the true test, the taste! Oh, it’s everything that you wish it would be, and more. It doesn’t completely smack you in the face with bitterness, but instead delivers a perfect balance of piney notes, some light maltiness, and overall just an incredibly delicious IPA. There’s nothing pretentious about this beer, and it’s clear from the way that it was brewed that the brewers were not trying to create some hop bomb that would destroy the taste buds. Fans of big, imperial IPA’s might be left a little unsatisfied with the amount of hops, but once they take a moment to admire more of the old-school brewing tradition of creating a perfect balance, they should really appreciate and enjoy this one. Alesmith is truly one of the master breweries that consistently churns out one great beer after another, and this one, the simple, straight-forward Alesmith IPA just may be their flagship beer.

Top 5 Beer Gardens in The USA

If beer is something you love, then things don’t get much better than spending time in a beer garden. With variety in beer, casual atmosphere, and lots of like-minded people, beer gardens are the go-to way to relax for any beer lover. Though beer gardens are generally awesome places to be, finding the right garden can be a bit of a task. So, to help you find the best we’ve weeded out the bad ones and crafted a list of the top 5 in the country.

 

1) Der Biergarten:

Sacramento Beer Garden at night

Der Biergarten In Sacramento at night

Located in sunny Sacramento California, Der Biergarten takes the cake for best overall beer garden. With an authentic German vibe and an unmatched selection of 32 beer varieties, Der Biergarten is a true beer lover’s paradise. Without blaring music or annoying televisions, the wide open space at this garden is perfect for socializing, making it as pleasant to the ears and eyes as it is to the taste buds. Germans are notorious for their amazing beer, and nothing makes a better pair than beer and sausages. Der Biergarten not only provides this pairing, but the sausages are brought in direct from Sacramento’s best butcher.

 

 

2) Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden:

New York Beer Garden

Located in Queens, New York, it is known as one of the oldest beer gardens in New York. Previously it was a European social club, but now it’s a favorite spot for beer-loving New Yorkers. The beer list is rather extensive, and the fare is catered toward hipsters, artists and yuppies. Overall, if you find yourself in Queens this is one of the gardens to check out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Scholz Garten:

Texas Beer Garden in Austin

Austin Texas Beer Garden

Located in Austin, Texas, this is another garden that has roots surrounding Bavaria. It is the oldest continually operating business in all of Austin so patrons know it’s worth checking out. Austin is known for its western influences, and the exterior of this garden displays that theme rather pleasantly. Inside, patrons are transported to Bavaria with bench seating and enough beer to make them forget that they aren’t actually in Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) :

Lowry Beer Garden

Located in Denver, Colorado, this beer garden stays true to the fame that surrounds Denver’s craft brew scene. They’ve decided to stick hard and fast to evolution, and they’re always updating their offering list to appease the variety of people that come and visit this exciting attraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Sheffield’s: Located in Chicago, Illinois, this final garden has achieved acclaim from a variety of magazines, including Food & Wine. It’s one of the only gardens in the country that doesn’t care about cold weather. While most gardens will close when winter comes, Sheffield’s remains open, offering their assortment of beers to be enjoyed by their bonfire with some freshly cooked barbeque. When the summer comes back to town, they offer an assortment of live outdoor music for patrons to party to while they enjoy their beer.

 

America is the melting pot of people groups and cultures, and with this list of beer gardens you’ll be able to find the best place for you. Regardless of where you decide to go, make sure to drink responsibly.

Der Biergarten opens as midtown’s latest beer destination

A story from our friends at http://www.sactownmag.com/

The long-awaited Der Biergarten opened its doors this weekend at 24th and K streets.

Midtown has a new home for foam at Der Biergarten, the long-delayed open-air beer destination that served up its first official brews over the weekend at 24th and K streets.

Local hopheads can try one of 32 draft beers and munch from a food menu of sausages, hot dogs, pretzels, salads and “Belgies”—ham sandwiches on waffles brimming with esoteric extras like mustard, cream cheese or chipotle raspberry sauce. Visitors order from a tap house and kitchen converted by owner Sean Derfield from industrial-size shipping containers, and gather at rows of communal tables or among the boisterous, streetside crowd framed by heavy redwood rails.

And while the place thrums with couples and groups (and even some of their dogs; the establishment is pooch-friendly) from happy hour to closing time, Der Biergarten is both scene and sanctuary for true beer believers of any (legal) age. The selections split evenly between classic German offerings and excellent West Coast brews; one-liter steins of Hofbrau Dunkel and Weihenstephaner share table space with tall, blooming glasses of golden Erdinger and svelte, sumptuous pints of Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon.

Choice beer picks include the Alt-Bier from Redlands-based Hangar 24 Brewery as well as Der Biergarten’s house blonde ale crafted by Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka and Buffalo Lager from Sacramento’s own New Helvetia Brewing Co. On the food side, the decadent DerFinator—a cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped, BBQ sauce-doused hot dog delivered on a bun slathered with cream cheese, red onions and Der Biergarten’s “secret garlic sauce”—is a must for meat-lovers, while vegetarians won’t go hungry with options like the hearty pretzel (served with mustard and cheese sauce) or cucumber salad with vinegar and dill dressing.

Der Biergarten is open seven days a week from 3 p.m.-10 p.m., weather permitting (“If it’s raining we are closed,” its website announces up front). Browse the full beer list and more atbeergardensacramento.com. For more on the local beer scene, pick up the February/March issue of Sactown Magazine for our complete Beer Lover’s Guide to Sacramento. Find a location near you here.

Construction of Der BierGarten in Sacramento


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New German-themed bar looks to open in Midtown, Sacramento

Article released in Sacramento State Hornet newspaper.

Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00 am

Kaitlin Bruce

Der Biergarten, opening up on the corner of 24th and K streets in Midtown, has promise to be a unique eatery Sacramento has not yet to seen.

Sean Derfield, owner of the River City Saloon,has been developing the idea since 2011 when he decided to build a German-themed beer house in the European open-air fashion.

Derfield said the new beer house will resemble San Francisco’s Proxy, a model of urban planning that demonstrates how a business can be successful by transforming underused areas like empty lots.

“It’s a beer garden that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom came up with,” Derfield said. “(Proxy) used cargo containers for the architecture, and I thought, ‘What a great idea.’”

Thomas Roth, property manager of the plot agreed to the project because he thought it was such an interesting plan.

“This is a major corner in Sacramento,” Roth said. “The city is not used to shipping containers for buildings. It’s going to be great.”

But the project has been anything but easy to accomplish. Derfield said he has hit his share of speed bumps, mostly because of the use of the open cargo containers.

“Our plans kept getting kicked back with the city and health department, saying we couldn’t do this, couldn’t do that,” Derfield said. “Every time we objected to something, they had a different excuse.”

The plans to open before summer were delayed and Derfield was forced to open the exposed garden right before winter.

“It turns out that if you’re the first one to do something like this, they have to absolutely make sure it’s getting done right,” Derfield said.

One of the most exciting things about Der Biergarten is that it of only two beer gardens in Sacramento. Low Brau, located on 20th Street, opened last November.

Local restaurateurs, like Golden Bear’s executive chef, Matthew Brown, have also shown support and are anxiously waiting for the new beer garden to open.

“Everybody over here is excited and just waiting for it to open so they can check it out,” Brown said.

The garden will include concession style food, an open porch to sit and foosball and ping-pong tables.

“It’s an urban beer garden,” Derfield said. “It’s not traditional, we won’t be walking around in lederhosen.”

Derfield said the most important part of the business is its unique drafts.

“All the beer we are going to have you can’t just get at the bar down the street,” Derfield said. “We’ll have local favorites like Track 7 and New Helvetia, Pliny the Elder is a hot one too.”

Der Biergarten certainly promises to be something Sacramentans have not quite seen, especially for a traditional beer hall with an urban twist.

Although there has not been a specific opening date, those interested can go to www.beergardensacramento.com for more information.

Kaitlin Bruce can be reached at statehornetcommunity@gmail.com

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Beer garden among plans for new venues in Sac Lot for beer garden has sat empty for a decade

Concert hall, beer garden among plans for new venues in Sac

Lot for beer garden has sat empty for a decade

The lot has been empty for a decade.

“Before this fence was up, they actually had problems with homeless and tents being set up,” said Sean Derfield, who wants to build Der Biergarten.

Derfield said he wanted to borrow from an idea used in other cities, using refurbished cargo containers as instant buildings for the kitchen and restrooms.

Derfield is shipping picnic benches and beer steins from Germany for the open-air establishment. He said it will be closed on rainy days, but points out there are only about three dozen rainy days in Sacramento a year.

Derfield said he has made changes to plans, to accommodate concerns about noise in the Midtown neighborhood and to ensure the appearance.

People who live and work nearby think the beer garden could do well.

“We need something here, so I’m glad they are going to do something,” Ashley Mathew said.

Paragary Restaurant Group, meanwhile, said it will close Spataro Restaurant and Bar — across from the State Capitol.
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Restaurateur hopes to open midtown beer garden by late August

Story in the Sacramento bee about the opening of Der Biergarten in Midtown Sacramento.

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Site chosen for Der Biergarten, Sacramento’s Urban Beer Garden

Published: Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 – 12:00 am

Cathie Anderson

Sean Derfield plans to open his latest venture, Der Biergarten, at 2332 K St. in midtown Sacramento in late August, but he’s still reliving the year it took to get his project through the city’s design review process.

Der Biergarten will be a German beer garden, an outdoor venue where customers can come for sausages, potato cakes, sauerkraut and, of course, German and Belgian imports or a local beer brewed in the German style.

Derfield identified a vacant lot next to the Golden Bear, and he shared his vision for a beer garden with the man who would be his landlord, Thomas Roth. Derfield wanted to do something he’d seen in a number of cities around the world, including one 75 miles west of here.

“We were in San Francisco, and they have a project called the Proxy Project down there,” he told me, “and basically, that project was using cargo containers for a German beer garden, so what they do is they have a restaurant serving beer and food from these cargo units. So we said, ‘You know, that would probably work in Sacramento.’ ” Thom Roth bought into the idea of cargo containers that could be removed in five years or so, if he wanted to develop a more permanent project on the lot. Derfield said he also received a warm reception in preliminary meetings with the city’s design review team in October, but after he hired an architect and contractor and submitted renderings in January, the tone changed completely.

“They did not like it at all,” said Derfield, who owns the River City Saloon in Old Sacramento. “They said, ‘We cannot put cargo containers in the middle of Sacramento.’ ”

Attempts to reach city urban design manager Greg Taylor were not successful. City planners made suggestions that Derfield at first interpreted as optional.

“When we’d take it back,” Derfield said, “they’d say, ‘No, we really don’t like that. We suggest you change it and come back and see us again.’ So, after three times, we gave in to their wishes. If they had just told us the first time, ‘We’re not going to approve you unless you change this,’ but they didn’t.”

A stucco-like exterior will make it hard to recognize the structures as cargo containers, and patrons won’t be able to people-watch on the street. It’s not the funky, artsy feel that Derfield had envisioned, but he’ll be glad to open.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/25/5521255/cathie-anderson-restaurateur-hopes.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/25/5521255/cathie-anderson-restaurateur-hopes.html#storylink=cpy