When the bell sounds, a new barrel has been opened.
Brezn, Hendl, Obazda, Radi, Wurstsalat and Steckerlfisch
Whenever the bartender rings the bell, you’ll know that a new barrel has been opened. On mild summer nights, you’ll hear the bell a lot more often. Because in the beer garden at the Augustiner Keller, only popular Edelstoff beer is served and freshly tapped from the barrel, to boot. Mostly we serve beer from the ‘stag’, which is what the 200-litre barrels are called. The 100-litre ones are called ‘sows’ and the ‘hare’ contains 15 litres. As the lingo goes, the beer is ‘ozapft’ (tapped) on the ‘Ganter’ (rack) with a ‘Schlegel’ (mallet). Do you really need to know all this? No, just enjoy it.
As is usual in Bavarian beer gardens, you are welcome to bring your own snacks to the self-service area. However, many guests swear by the delicacies available from our tasting stalls – something you should try at least once. Examples include Resche Brezn (crisp pretzels), or fantastic butter ‘Hendl’ (chicken) filled with parsley – amazingly juicy and crispy, fresh Obazda (a cheese delicacy), Radi (radishes) and Wurstsalat (sausage salad). And don’t forget the famous Fischer-Vroni Steckerlfisch (fish on a skewer). Bon Appetit!
By the way ...
It’s not by chance that the beer garden contains wonderful chestnut trees. They were planted so that the shade they provide could cool the ground and prevent the beer in the ice cellar from getting warm. Today, 45 of the over 100 stately trees are subject to protection orders and are listed.