Last Minute Plans: BeerTasting & Dinner at Loreley

Here’s a last minute plan for tomorrow night: a nine course beer tasting paired with a German dinner at Lorely Williamsburg from 7-10:30pm.

Rudi Eilers, a German beer expert, will introduce 9 different beers from Germany (list below) and discuss each beer’s origin, brewing method (top vs. bottom fermented) and unique flavors.

The tasting is combined with a three course dinner: Loreley Fall Salad to start, followed by either Sausage Platter with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes or Potato Pancakes with apple sauce & lingonberries and Blackforest Cake for the finale.

Beers that will be tasted:

1. Gaffel Kölsch – top fermented ale with a fresh taste from Cologne

2. Jever Pilsner – a wonderful pilsner with a strong bite

3. Spaten Lager – traditional aromatic Munich lager (aka Helles)

4. Spaten Ur-Maerzen – amber colored Maerzen, perfectly balanced with a touch of underlying sweetness

5. Weihenstephan – Hefeweizen from the world’s oldest brewery

6. Erdinger Dark – a full-flavored, refreshingly mellow wheat beer made from darkly roasted malt

7. Köstritzer Schwarzbier – the most popular dark beer in Germany, surprisingly light and fresh

8. HB Strong Bock – a bottom fermented light bock with powerful aromatic flavors

9. Einbecker Winter-Bock – a deep amber red beer with malty sweetness balanced by a hoppy bitter finish

Tickets are $29 and can be purchased here.


  1. brandonmetal says:

    equivalent to putting pbr, sam, and bud in a tasting lineup of american beers.

  2. nice post. thanks.

  3. I would say (as a german) that it is indeed a nice selection of beers. Especially Köstritzer Schwarzbier is one of my favourites. Well the food is a little bit stereotypical. Especially blackforest cake I ate last time on the birthday of my grandmother 5 years ago.

    Greetings Mario

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