Like Bavarians, Melburnians take their Bier very seriously. Having studied what you like best in the amber beverage, our Biermeister tasted his way through just about every bottled boutique Bier produced in Bier-obsessed Bavaria and culled a long-list down to a tasty top-shelf shortlist for your drinking pleasure.
Determinedly old-fashioned and alive with rare aromas and flavours, Bavarian wheat Biers are cloudier, spritzier and maltier than their barley equivalents. The unashamedly eccentric, wheat Biers now claim 20% of the market in their homeland. The Hofbräuhaus proudly offers a magnificent selection of Bavaria’s best...
Hofbräu Weiss 330ml 5.5%
A classic Wheat Bier distinguished by its refreshing fruity taste. $8.50
Erdinger Hefe 500ml 5.3%
Medium to full body with noses of light sweet banana and wheat with hints of floral notes. A thirst quencher! $14.50
Erdinger Dunkel Hefe 500ml 5.3%
Moderate strength, full bodied with flavours of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. $13.50
Dunkel, or dark ale, is the original Bavarian country style Bier. While the brewing technique is traditional, the malt is roasted for rich colour and smooth, malty flavour.
Arcobräu Schloss Dunkel 500ml 5.2%
A medium-light body with malt and caramel tones. $12.50
Not for the faint-hearted, Bock Bier is strong – with at least 6% alcohol by volume and sometimes 8 or 9%. These are Biers for the true Bierista who sips appreciatively, rather than skols thirstily. Choose from two of the best...
Arcobräu Coronator (Bock Lager) 500ml 7.2%
Moderate sweet/bitter blend builds to a medium bodied, smokey caramel finish. $16.50
Erdinger Pikantus (Bock Wheat) 500ml 7.3%
An intense spicy bock style Bier with flavours of banana, clove spice and general fruitiness. $16.50
Arcobräu Leiche Helle 500ml
Premium Light Lager, full favoured, smooth and particularly mild in taste 3.1%. $9.50
Arcobräu Urfass 500ml
A virtually alcohol-free lager. Flavour is mostly pale malts with very light caramel on the nose. (Urfass is 0.02% of a standard drink per volume alcohol.) $8.50