Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel
Traditional “old-style Bavarian dark” lager. Deep amber-brown color, inviting sweet aroma, and a satisfying malty flavor with a hint of coffeeish flavor in the finish. A great match to pasta with meat sauce, potato dumplings, spicy vegetarian chili, fresh-baked bread or egg rolls. Serve in a “willibecker” glass or mug. ABV: 5.0%
The History of Altbairisch Dunkel
Translated to English, the name literally means “Old Bavarian Dark Beer.” This is the most traditional style of beer in Bavaria. Before light beers were introduced from the big cities, most village beer—like most village bread—was dark, toasty and flavorful.
Dark brown with a warm sweet aroma. A satisfying malty taste with coffee-ish tones and a hint of fruitiness.
Pasta with meat sauce, potato dumplings, choucroute Aying, assorted delicatessen, freshly baked bread, egg rolls, spring rolls, salmon sausage. Serve in willibecker tumbler or stoneware mug at 45 °F.
This family-owned brewery in the foothills of the Alps is famous for a full range of award-winning Bavarian specialty beers.
Brauerei Aying has a long-standing reputation for excellence in beer and hospitality. Although Ayinger Brewery was founded in a picturesque village 25 kilometers from Munich in 1878, the site of the Ayinger Gasthaus Brewery Hotel has been one of Bavaria’s most famous restaurants for more than 500 years.
In the shadow of the Alps, nestled in the 1200 year-old village of Aying (pronounced eye-ing), Brauerei Aying produces 12 different styles of beers, more than most of the larger
breweries. The Ayinger Brewery has been owned and operated by the same family since 1878 and represents one of the most pleasant and interesting small breweries which are typical of Europe. Brewing good beer is the premier duty of Aying, and people come from all over the world to sample the wares.
In a land of wonderful breweries, Ayinger is considered a benchmark of excellence. In recent years, Ayinger regularly places first in every category entered in the World Beer Championships; the brewery has gold medals from the European Beer Star, the Helsinki Beer Fest, the Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival, the Calagary Brewfest, and the Deutsche Landwirtschaftsgesellschaft (German Agricultural Society). In January 2015, ratebeer.com listed Ayinger as the “best brewery in Germany” based on thousands and thousands of consumer rankings.
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