Frozen Beer in Sacramento and at Der Biergarten

There is a considerable measure of love for cold beer by lovers of beer and beer drinkers during the summer. Although there are few who does not really care, but who cares? If you are reading this blog, then you probably enjoy a cold beer especially when the weather is on the warm side.
This time Der Biergarten is pleased to announce the availability of frozen beer in our beer garden located in Sacramento. Cool isn’t it? But wouldn’t you prefer to know more about what frozen beer entails? This blog brings to you a fuller detail why you should love frozen beer more.
However, if you seem to be knowing about frozen beer just on this premise, it is a big opportunity to join the frozen beer family.
What is Frozen Beer?

Frozen beer is a market definition for pale lager beer brands that have passed through series of freezing procedures. In all cases frozen beer is served with a foam cover. The foam on the beer is served on top at 23° F (-5° C), and it absolutely acts as a core to maintain the beer’s chill for an estimated thirty minutes.
The most interesting thing about frozen beer brand is the fact that they possess more alcohol content than most regular pints of beer brands. And generally, frozen beer brands have a low price tag in comparison to other beer brands and relative to the alcohol content.
The Frozen Beer Concept.

The concept of frozen which sometimes could be sold as “polar pints” originated from a Japanese beer war. Going by the records, a Japanese brewer known as Asahi was the first to conceptualize the idea of frozen beer back then in 2010, as at the time he did that his main focus was to attract young drinkers. To achieve his goal, his company invented a machine similar to the frozen yogurt machine that turns chilled beer into a boozy whip to keep young drinkers glued. Even the foam cover on frozen beer is a concept drawn from the soft-served ice cream.
In real essence, the concept maintained the regular beer’s body but replaced the head with the foam cover.
As soon as the concept gained public acceptance, it was brought to the districts of Tokyo where frozen beer eventually became the drinker’s favorite.
Kirin who happened to be a Japanese beer-maker caught the trend to create a dark and light shades of the frozen beer. And ever since then frozen beer has been the order of the day in over 7,500 restaurants in Japan. With these other top brewers in Seoul, Paris, and Los Angeles joined the train of Frozen beer technology.

So, if you are in Sacramento, there is a lot more to explore. Get yourself down to Der Biergarten to enjoy the experience that comes with frozen beer. We are of a surety you will love it. Trust us.

A short history of beer

A Short History of Beer

Beer has been around along time and as a beverage probably dates back on the early Neolithic era, some 11,000 years ago. The process of brewing beer was, most likely, discovered by many cultures independent of each other. The earliest chemical evidence of beer was found in the Zagros Mountains in western Iran.

Brewing beer has come along way and distributing it are referenced in some of the earliest human writings. Remember your high school history and the “Code of Hammurabi”? If not, that’s okay. Anyway, this Babylonian code of laws was written almost 4,000 years ago and it contains rules regarding the production and distribution of beer. Or how about this; in Mesopotamia they had a beer goddess, Ninkasi, and one of the prayers recited to her was a recipe for beer! In fact, several years ago, Anchor Brewing Company made a limited edition and branded it Ninkasi. We sold this at Der Biergarten in Sacramento. The recipe was based on a reconstruction of the original ancient one and included twice baked bread, malt, honey and dates. Interestingly, it did not include hops so it ended up being much sweeter than modern beers. This just proves that those golden suds have a much more interesting history than you knew! It was a great tasting beer and sold out quickly.

Beers are classified into many brands but two main types: Pale Lagers which are the most popular around the world, and Ales which are distinct to the region where they are brewed. These two main types are further defined into other varieties like stout, brown ale and pale ale. Beer is usually produced with about 4%-6% alcohol but can contain as little as less than one percent or, rarely, over 20%! We have had some at Der Biergarten as much as 15%.

Beer was introduced to Europe around 5,000 years ago and was most certainly not the same sort of beer we know today. In those days beer brewing used fruits, honey, various types of plants, spices and even some narcotic herbs. Of course Germans did the best with it.

Notice that hops are not on the list. The first mention of hops in the brewing of beer comes 1,200 years ago by an Abbot (by the 7th century beer was being brewed and sold by monasteries).And now some say there is a hop shortage.

It took the Industrial Revolution to bring beer brewing into what we would recognize today. It was during this time that both hydrometers and thermometers were invented. These gave the brewers much more control over the process and the ability to predict the results. This ability to standardize results led to brewing in much larger quantities and shipment over much wider areas. Thanks god beer is easier today.

Now, the brewing industry spans the globe. Where there are several huge international companies that dominate the market, there are literally thousands of small brewers also producing beer. Here is another fun fact: in 2006 more than 35 BILLION gallons of beer were sold for about $294.5 billion dollars. That is a lot of beer to drink. Thank god Der Biergarten never runs out of beer.

 

 

Sacramento’s Beer Garden is a great place for socializing

Sacramento’s Beer Garden known as Der Biergarten is a unique place, one of a kind, a great place to hang out and socialize. Here is what you will find at this great spot.

Sacramento's Beer Garden

Sacramento’s Beer Garden

Great German beer and foods
Der Biergarten is uniquely German; you can get some of the best German beers as well as light German fare. The spot offers a German menu with 32 beers on draft, and German traditional cuisine all while you relax in one of Midtown Sacramento’s best beer destinations. This is the place that you will find the most German beers in Northern California.

It is 100% outdoors
This is a place where you’ll have a chance to socialize over some great beer and food, enjoying the sunlight by day and counting the stars at night. It’s a spot that has a natural environment, a cool place where you can down your drinks as you chat with your friends. Enjoy the fresh air, watch the sunset and count the stars as you sip your favorite German drink. It’s a true definition of outdoor dining and entertainment.

A cool spot
When you want to have a good chat with your friends, this is the joint of choice; it has no television, music or dance floor. It’s a place where you can have a good time without having to shout at the top of your lungs in competition with blaring music. You won’t be interrupted by television ads or programs; it will be all beer, food and wonderful socialization. You’ll have a wonderful time sitting with friends, playing a game and socializing; the atmosphere is so good, you’re sure to love it.

Der Biergarten is not just human-friendly; you are allowed to bring your dog. There are no restrictions; you can enjoy your German beer while in the company of your pet friend. You don’t have to leave your lovely pet in the house unattended or in the car; this is a cool place to hang out with friends and lovely pets too.

Another first at the Der Biergarten, it was the first cargo container structure built to be used as a business in Sacramento, CA.

If you’re looking for real fun and excitement while you play games, the best German beer and food as well as a wonderful and cool atmosphere, Der Biergarten fits the bill!

What is a good beer or brew for cold weather?

Question: What is a good brew for cold weather?
It is the middle of wintertime. What is a brew lover to do? Personally, I do not pay that much attention to the climate when I am picking out brew, at least not consciously. I possibly pick different beers one a red-hot pleasant era than I would on a freezing, rainy day but I do not do so with a mean. Even so, I know that there are some beers than give themselves more easily to cold weather than others.
Answer: Go dark. My first thoughts are of dark beers: porters or doppelbock’s, the really dark ones. Their spice tends to be big and chewy and requires that you slow down and savor them. After all, when a freezing breath is hammering around outside, who wants to be gulping down cold ones? No, when you are sitting at the fireplace with a covering around your shoulders and drinking a great dark beer. Slow down with and sip contemplatively while you stare and the flames and consider your own mortality.
Besides being sipping beers, the large-scale, darks forms tend to preference good whether the outside temperature is freezing or warm. You can get a glass of the sudsy concoction and have it in a snifter in your hand and warm up and it is just as delicious as it was when you grabbed it out of the refrigerator. Lighter beers, extremely Pilsner and wan lagers, are approximately unpalatable when they get up to room temperature so they are best shunned when you are trying to stay warm. Go local if you can as it’s usually fresher. After all you sitting at home and staring at the flame regardless, maybe you met someone nice at the brewery to drink with you. If not at home with the fire and if the roads are not too bad, why not sound over to your regional brewpub? It “doesn’t really” matter what they are serving, the comradely of a very warm table on a freezing era is enough to thaw the iciest of moods. Go boozy, The extreme brew fluctuation has brought a whole emcee of high-alcohol beers to our brew collect shelves. Besides being delectable sippers, these beers carry that added benefit of the warming detect of booze. There is nothing cozier than spending an hour or so sipping a rich, flavorful extreme brew and searching its spices as it warms and changes character in your hand. So maybe you simply don’t want a brew. It’s cold and brew is a freezing drinking and good-for-nothing I say can reassure you to think otherwise. Fine, but remember, the warm climate is just two or three months away so why not take advantage of the cold weather down time to put back some homebrew? The red-hot steam from the brew pot and the smell of malted and hops will surely defrost your frozen beer-lovin’ person.

Or go to a festival, Believe it or not but breweries and organizers are containing brew fairs in this ridiculous climate. Having attended a couple , great beers happen at these festival. I can report that they are really enjoyable. Sure, it is cold as heck but good brew is spurting and there is usually some kind of heat source for everyone to gather around. There’s no better way to get close with your fellow brew lovers.
Cheers…

Great Green Flash Brewing Company: Just Another Great West Coast Brew

With more than 140 breweries now in San Diego County, it’s difficult to single out any brewery in the area as the best of the best, but without question, one of the breweries that continues to stand out is Green Flash Brewing Company. The brewery, which opened back in 2002 is one of the staples of the community, and has delivered one amazing beer after another. As if that wasn’t enough, the recently acquired Alpine Beer Company from Alpine, CA. Also a mastery brewery, the combination of the two definitely puts them near the top of the list of best breweries.
In recent years, the brewery has increased their output and production, and with another location set to open up in Virginia Beach, VA, this year, there’s no question that Green Flash beers will be available just about everywhere in the country.
Green Flash is largely responsible for the explosion of the west coast IPA style throughout the country. Their India Pale Ale, simply named West Coast IPA is a heavily hopped brew that comes in at 93 IBU. It definitely attacks the taste buds, and delivers a high-dosage of hops and bitterness. If looking for a true, big and bold IPA, this will deliver a great example of the style.
The great thing about Green Flash is that they’re constantly releasing special releases to go alongside their year round beers. In addition to the year round brews such as Soul Style IPA, 30th Street Pale Ale, Le Freak, and others, you should also look for a seasonal such as the 10.1% Green Bullet IPA, or the Jibe IPA, a simple session at 4.0%.
As mentioned, they recently acquired Alpine Beer Company, so if you are fortunate to secure anything from Alpine, they are definitely worth trying. Their Nelson IPA reigns supreme in their lineup, but others including Pure Hoppiness, Duet, or the rare Exponential Hoppiness are all must-haves.
If there’s one thing that can be said about Green Flashing Brewing Company, it is that you will be hard-pressed to find more consistently, well-executed beers. You may not like everything that they brew, as their styles can be far and wide, but it is clear that they know how to brew a good, solid beer. Next time you’re sitting at Der Biergarten in Sacramento, CA, be sure to look over the menu for something from one of these breweries. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

Free Pretzel At Der Biergarten In Sacramento!

So you need something to eat when you are drinking that great beer. We have the deal for you! Simply sign up for our text club and get a free pretzel code sent to you on your cell phone. Simply text Beer to 85775. One per person please.

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