Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant is celebrating 10 ‘wunderbare’ years in Singapore with a line-up of exciting plans. Established in 2006, Brotzeit has carved a reputation for introducing authentic German beers, dishes and traditions to Singapore.
“When we first started Brotzeit, many customers were still discovering German beers and were not fully aware of the difference between lager, weissbier and pilsner. Through the Brotzeit experience, we are happy to have played a part in raising the awareness and appreciation of the quality and variety of German beers, German dishes and German culture” said Julia Ohler , Marketing Director from Brotzeit.
To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Brotzeit will be launching four draft beers from two German heritage breweries, Franziskaner and Löwenbräu, crafted since the 1360s and 1380s on 15 April.
The draft beers – Löwenbräu Original Münchner Lager, Franziskaner Hefe Weissbier, Franziskaner Dunkel Hefe – Weissbier and Löwenbräu Original Münchner Dunkel Lager, will be available in Singapore for the first time and exclusive at all Brotzeit outlets in Singapore.
“To choose the best beers to mark this special occasion was a big task that took a long time, but we looked at breweries that offered history and quality and are synonymous with the German beer-drinking lifestyle. We chose to collaborate with Franziskaner and Löwenbräu for the above reasons”, says Julia Ohler.
Franziskaner is the oldest privately-owned brewery in Munich. It was established in 1363 and it has been traditionally brewed according to the Bavarian purity requirements in Munich. In Bavaria, Franziskaner Weissbier ranks as the number one in the wheat beer market and is also one of the top three selling beer brands in Germany.
Löwenbräu, which means ‘lion’s brew’, is a premium German style lager dating back to 1383 and is better known today as one of the official beers of Munich’s Oktoberfest. Most importantly, both beers are brewed adhering to the respected German Beer Purity Law, also known as Reinheitsgebot.
Established in 1516, this law was issued by the Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria and is the oldest food regulation still in effect today. According to the law, beer can only be brewed from malt, hops and water. This law was revised in the 19th century to malt, hops, yeast and water. As the German Beer Purity Law is a promise of top quality beer, all German beers served at Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant are exclusively crafted according to the Reinheitsgebot.
This year, the Reinheitsgebot celebrates its 500th year anniversary. To mark this law that is respected for introducing and maintaining quality to the history of beer brewing, the German Brewers’ Union have also applied for UNESCO heritage certification for the Reinheitsgebot. To celebrate the launch of Franziskaner and Löwenbräu , the four beers will be available at a special price of SGD$10 per half litre from 15 – 27 April only.
To mark this occasion, the culinary brigade at Brotzeit has also introduced new German dishes to pair with the beers. Executive Chef Claus Schwarzmann has created new dishes such as Marinated Beef Cheeks, a traditional cold appetiser that’s thinly sliced and marinated in vinaigrette, and then served with horseradish.
The Fladen, a typical flatbread from Germany, made using three different types of flours (wheat, rye and dark rye flour), is now served up with a variety of toppings, from Black Forest Ham, Smoked Salmon, Mozzarella Cheese, Caramelized Onions to Pulled Beef Cheeks.
Dessert lovers will be pleased to see new additions such as the Beer-battered Apple Slices and the Windbeutel (choux-puff) with ice cream filling. Regulars can also look forward to the all-time favourites, such as the Roasted Pork Knuckle, which is marinated with beer and takes 48 hours of preparation to achieve the crispy skin and tender meat.
To ensure that the taste of the sausages is authentic, the spices used in production of sausages are blended in Germany according to a recipe developed by the culinary team, and then crafted locally by a German butcher according to their specifications.
At Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant, one should always enjoy a brotzeit, whether it’s the Mixed Board, Cold Cuts Board or Medley of Starters. A traditional German snack, it usually includes charcuterie, pickles, cheeses, and most importantly, bread. Any brotzeit is best enjoyed with a few pints of beer. Double Prost!