Our blog posts about international beers would obviously not be complete without an emphasis on German beers. After all, these are our expertise - or at least a significant part of it.
We were the first to establish Bavarian Beerhouses in London and the entire UK, and now we offer our successful and affordable restaurant concept to franchisees around the world.
Of course, this would not be possible without our knowledge of German/Bavarian beers and contacts with beer suppliers that make it possible to take Bavarian beer culture to an international level.
What's so special about German Beer?
Like in many other countries, Germany offers various types and styles of beer - lager and ale.
You can find an overview of the different German beer styles here: https://germanfoods.org/german-food-facts/german-beer-guide/
Here at the Bavarian Beerhouse Franchise, our focus is, of course, Beer from Bavaria, one of Germany's federal states.
The German Purity Law ("Reinheitsgebot")
THAT's what's really special about German Bier! The Purity Law!
It originates from the Middle Ages (1516) and still regulates the production of German beers, with only a few exemptions. It stipulates that the only ingredients allowed in the brewing process are:
You notice that only natural ingredients are allowed, no chemicals. And that's a huge difference from all other breweries worldwide. Did you notice: When drinking German beer in moderation, you probably won't have a headache the next day. That's because of the natural ingredients.
The German "Reinheitsgebot" is so pure, some breweries produce a zero (or low) alcohol beer and promote it as a "sports and fitness" drink - here is a good example https://int.erdinger.de/beer/alkoholfrei.html
German Beer around the Globe
German beer is popular all over the world. Therefore it's probably no wonder that you can find restaurants and pubs in the style of a German or mostly Bavarian Beerhouse in almost every country worldwide.
However, opening and successfully running a Bavarian Beerhouse is not as easy as many people imagine. In addition to the everyday challenges of the hospitality business, there are various other factors to keep in mind, for example:
finding suppliers for the beer and ingredients for the typical Bavarian dishes
finding and training the staff members to help create the right kind of atmosphere
sourcing the particular Bavarian beer glasses and other accessories
knowing the particulars of getting the beer into the glasses, which involves a specific mix of nitrogen and oxygen, depending on the type of beer that is served
These are only a few of the things that are crucial for the success of a Bavarian Beerhouse.
That's where we come in!
If you consider opening up your own Bavarian Beerhouse - why not get it right from the start as a franchisee of our successful and proven concept? Take a look at what we have to offer, and contact us for more information!