If you're like us, the day after Oktoberfest is a bittersweet day not unlike the day after Christmas. Luckily, at the Bavarian Bierhaus it is Always Oktoberfest!
One of the ways that we try to be like Oktoberfest is that we carry the same Biers as they do in Munich. Biers from Hofbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner, Spaten, and Franziskaner are always on tap. We carry Augustiner in bottles too. The only Munich brewer we don't carry at the Bavarian Bierhaus is Löwenbräu. You might remember them being in the States years ago: "Here's to good friends, tonight is kind of special." But American Löwenbräu wasn't the same Bier as in Germany. Instead, it was brewed under license by the Milller Brewing Co.
But did you know there is only one bar in Munich where you can buy all six Munich Biers? It is the biergarten at the Viktualienmarkt, Munich's market square. But even there, you can buy from only one brewery at a time, as they rotate breweries every five weeks.
Most bars and restaurants in Germany are tied houses. The establishment has a contractual relationship with one and only one brewery. In exchange that brewery provides the bar with glassware and often furnishings and even loans.
Since Prohibition's repeal, tied houses have disappeared from the United States, which means that unlike in Munich itself, you can come to the Bavarian Bierhaus and enjoy almost all the Biers of Munich in one place. And if you don't know what you like, try a flight of six Biers. If you like one of them, order a liter of it for $3 off.