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About the beer

Gröninger Original Pilsener
Amber colored, malty with a subtle hop bitterness.

Alcohol: 4,9 %
IBU: 25
Malts: Pilsener, Aromamalz, Karamellteak
Hops: Hallertauer Perle
Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast

About the brewery

The Gröninger Privatbrauerei – founded in 1722 – is the oldest brewery in Hamburg. Located in the heart of Hamburg (old town), just a 3-minute walk from the historic "Speicherstadt" district.
The Gröninger brewery includes the brewery, where fresh and artisanal beers are brewed several times a week, as well as the brewery cellar, where you can enjoy the Gröninger home-brewed beers and a variety of delicious brewery food specialties.

About the beer

Moby Wit/ Belgian White Ale
Light, fruity, minimal spicy. Brewed with fresh coriander and orange peel. 

Alcohol: 5,1%
IBU: 12
Malts: Pilsener malt, wheat malt, oat malt
Hops: Herkules, Tradition
Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, coriander, orange peel, chamomile blossom, yeast

About the brewery

In 2012 the Ratsherrn brewery – a traditional beer brand from the 1950s – reopened its own brewery at the Hamburger Schanzenhöfe. After a successful relaunch, the 50,000 hectoliter beer mark was exceeded for the first time in 2019. This makes Ratsherrn the largest owner-managed brewery in Hamburg. The aim of the almost 50-strong team, which is one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement in Germany, is to produce the freshest beer in Hamburg. In addition to the classic line with the popular Pilsener, the Hamburg Hell and the Zwickel, the broad product segment also includes other exciting beer specialties from the connoisseur line, such as the excellent beers "Matrosenschluck - Weizen IPA" and "Moby Wit - Belgian Witbier". Since 2019, the range has been expanded to include the "Organic Range". Since 2021, the Pilsener alcoholfree 0.0% has completed the portfolio.
Ratsherrn is the first North German member of the Slow Brewing Association.

About the beer

(Historic) Lager
Crisp, balanced hoppy-fruity with a hint of smoke malt. 

Alcohol: 5,2 %
IBU: 30
Malts: Wiener malt (BARKE®), Buchenholzrauchmalt, Melanoidinmalt, Caramelmalt
Hops: Hallertauer Tradition, Ariana, Saphir 

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops, yeast

About the breweries

Hamburg Beer Week HHBW 2022: 1 beer, 1 recipe, 23 breweries – possibly the largest co-brewery in the world!
From september 8th to 17th 2022 the Hamburg Beer Week will take place for the 3rd time. The special exhibition "BEER - Exportschlager" will open on september 17th and will conclude the HHBW Celebration in Hamburg-BallinStadt.
In May 2022, all breweries in Hamburg brewed the HHBW Co-Brew beer together. It was freshly bottled at june 14th 2022 – TODAY. The official beer release will take place on June 18th at the Ratsherrn Bier Festival.
Tonight, you have the chance to taste the beer for the first time. Unique!

About the beer

Pilsener Alcoholfree
Dry Hopped Pilsener, completely alcoholfree.

Alcohol: 0,0 %
Malts: Pilsener malt
Hops: Herkules, Tradition, Select, Saphir, Citra

Ingredients: Water, malt, hops

About the brewery

Ratsherrn brewery. 
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Beer is considered a simple drink. Not at all. In contrast to wine, which has around 900 aromas, there are well over 2,500 aromas in beer.
Anyone can learn how to properly taste a beer. But in the end, only one thing counts: How do you like it? Please note: Everyone perceives smells and tastes differently. Therefore, no smell and taste is wrong.

1. Preparation

Before your beer tasting starts, the following factors should be considered: Pay attention to a neutral taste (e.g. do not eat spicy food beforehand), pick the right type of glasses for your beer styles and prepare your beers in the right order – you always taste from light to strong beer.

2. Appearance

Hold the glass against a light source to view the color. Then pay attention to the clarity of the beer. Is it cloudy or is it clear? The foam should also be looked at. Is it white or dark? Is it fine-pored or does it have larger bubbles?

3. Aroma

Swirl the glass to release the flavors. Then breathe in deeply with your nose (in the glass).

3. Drinkability & taste

Breathe in before the sip, then breathe out through your nose with the sip of beer in your mouth, this way the aromas can be better perceived. Pay attention not only to the taste itself, but also to the mouthfeel. How sparkling is the beer? Does it feel soft in the mouth?

Good to know: 1.000 years Hamburg & beer

In the early Middle Ages, more than 1,000 years ago, the Norsemen drank beer. A lot of beer. It was fermented with honey, berries, fruits and herbs. In the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, with its more than 500 breweries, was the stronghold of beer production and beer exports: nowhere else in the world were produced such large quantities of beer between the 13th and 15th centuries – more than 600,000 hectoliters per year. In particular, this success was due to the double damming of the Hamburg Alsterlake and the installation of a technically advanced system of wooden water pipes. So thanks to the huge demand of beer, Hamburg's first water pipe network was created. And so – unique in the world at that time – clean brewing water could be used for the Hamburg beer.
This development was extremely important for the people, thus beer was considered as basic food. The "liquid bread" was comparatively healthy because it was boiled hot during the brewing process and luckily all the germs contained were killed.
By the way, at that time, the average resident of Hamburg consumed 500 - 1,000 liters of beer per year (today it`s less than 100 liters)!
With the decline of the Hanseatic League in the 17th century, people's drinking habits also changed. Coffee, tea and cocoa were imported for the first time and triggered a new beverage hype. With the industrialization and the effects of the two world wars, the variety of breweries was shrunk to just 2 breweries by the end of the 20th century.
Since 2012, the craft beer movement from the USA has ensured that local craft beer and beer variety is more in demand than ever in Germany and Hamburg. Nowadays, Hamburg counts 23 breweries or brewing projects its own!
The new breweries` motivation: to brew the best quality, drinkable and most down-to-earth beer. Cheers!

The German "Reinheitsgebot"

It is world-famous: our German "Reinheitsgebot". The Purity Law was issued on April 23, 1516 in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, by Dukes Wilhelm IV and Ludwig X as part of a state regulation. While the Purity Law initially only applied to Bavaria, it was adopted by more and more countries and has been applicable law throughout Germany since 1906.

The Purity Law stipulates that only water, malt, hops and yeast may be used to make beer. It stands for the preservation of traditional craftsmanship and is also considered the oldest food law regulation in the world that is still valid today. In Germany, this has developed into a world-renowned art of brewing over the centuries: from just four natural ingredients, a globally unique variety of over 40 different types and around 7,000 individual beer brands are created every day in over 1,500 German breweries.

Nevertheless, the purity law is viewed critically by many in the industry. Why? You should ask our beer experts!

By the way: 1 of the 3 beers we offer tonight is not brewed in accordance to the Reinheitsgebot. Can you guess which one?