GARTEN SEASON… Inspired by the original biergärtens of Bavaria, the lavish garden parties of the Victorian bourgeois and the quintessential British summertime. We officially declare the 2017 Garten Season open! To celebrate we’ve created some beautiful floral installations, seasonal biers and artisan schnapps. But perhaps most refreshing are 2017 Garten inspired cocktail liste. All garten cocktails … Continued

December 2, 2016

BY THE FIRE

WINTERZEIT Noun \ \win-ter-zeit \ German / Bavarian) Translation ‘Wintertime’ Super luxe chokolade, gluhwein, Olliebollen, Alpine cocktails and truly indulgent winter bakes. Warm your cockles and toast those toes. Join us for the season of indulgence at Albert’s Schloss… DRINKING BY THE FIRE THE SUPER LUXE SCHOKOLADE Our super luxe Haus Hot Chocolate or ‘Shokolade’ … Continued

THE BEER MECCA The Munich Beer Festival or Oktoberfest, is the largest festival in the world. Every year over 6 million beer lovers descend on Munich to enjoy the fruits of the heralded Bavarian breweries in the worlds biggest session. As Manchester’s official Bier Palace, Albert’s Schloss have brought all Oktoberfest beers and party vibes to … Continued

September 3, 2016

OKTOBERFEST

BEER LOVERS… REJOICE! Sound the fanfare, beat the drums and blow that beery bugle. From 16th September to 09th October 2016 – Albert’s Schloss is bringing Oktoberfest to Manchester!  FROM MUNICH WITH LOVE XX The stars of Oktoberfest are the limited edition beers. Brewed especially for Oktoberfest by the heritage brew houses  of Bavaria…And our Beer … Continued

OUR RECOMMENDED ROSÉ It is summer in the Cook Haus at Albert’s Schloss and fresh new food also means glorious new wine. Here’s our recommended rosé wines for summer. 1. Boutinot ‘Les Cerisiers’, Côtes du Rhône Rosé ‘…hints of rosehip syrup, wild berry blossoms and cherries on the nose’  Eric Monnin (below) is Boutinot’s main man in Southern Rhône, with a first … Continued

‘Our beer is always at it’s best in the cellar of the brewery. A tankovna is the next best thing…’ Vaclav Berka, Brew Master, Pilsner Urquell.     WHERE BEER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING Tankovnas (tank pubs) are the bar staple of the Czech Republic, where the beer is culturally and socially the most important thing. Where drinkers expect a brewery fresh pint every time. … Continued

THE BIER SUPERIOR A guest remarked to our Bier Master the other day that ‘As a Bier Halle you should only be serving Bavarian beer?’. Twas a forgivable mistake for a beer mortal, but just to set the right honourable Gentleman and indeed any other nay sayers straight…We are in fact a Bier Palace. This extra level of nobility gives us a divine right to go further, think bigger … Continued

April’s ‘Guest Bier’ is Budvar Imperial. A special brew which only uses fresh hops that are picked and brewed on the same day. Let’s get fresh. THE VITAL STATISTICS ABV: 7.5% STYLE: Bock COLOUR: Dark Gold AROMA: Grassy, Floral TASTE: Honey, Malt, Rich SERVE: Schooner FRESH HOPS… So why use only fresh hops?…Fresh hop cones rank amongst … Continued

AS WE WELCOME THIS MONTH’S HANDSOME NEW ARRIVAL. WE REMIND OURSELVES WHY BOHEMIAN PILSNER & BAVARIAN BIER KULTUR WILL ALWAYS RULE OUR HEARTS BAVARIAN BIER KULTUR In Beer World, those Bavarians are a pretty big deal. Not satisfied by bringing beery game changers like Bier Halls and Oktoberfest to the World, they also continue to … Continued

DELICIOUSLY DRY ALPINE WHITES… GET YOURSELF COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DRY THIS JANUARY WITH THIS MONTH’S RECOMMENDED DRY WHITES FROM ALBERT’S WINE STORE. WHAT’S MORE, GET 50% OFF YOUR FOOD BILL AT ALBERT’S SCHLOSS WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE. EVERYBODY READY? EINS, ZWEI…DRY! 1. LEITZ; EINS, ZWEI, DRY RIESLING, GERMANY. Forget the dark days of German wine when Hock, Blue Nun and Liebfraumilch ruined just about … Continued