What’s a Schwarzbier?

Bringing Schwarzbier to Vienna, Virginia

As festival season and warm summer beers exit our blood system, now is the time to give fall and winter beers a try. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a nice crisp beer on a brisk fall day? If you’re not traditionally into darker beers, now is the time to step out of your comfort zone. Caboose is here to provide you with an authentic German beer ideal for the colder weather, made right here in Vienna, Virginia.

German Black Lager | 4.7% ABV | IBU 37 | Smooth Chocolate Notes, Rich, Roasted Malt, Subtle Cherry Wood Smoke Finish
German Black Lager | 4.7% ABV | IBU 37 | Smooth Chocolate Notes, Rich, Roasted Malt, Subtle Cherry Wood Smoke Finish

What Does a Schwarzbier Taste Like?

Schwarzbier is literally translated to “black beer” and is known as one of Germany’s oldest beers. This dark lager actually dates back to 800 BC… can you believe it?! The beer has been made for literaleras, and has been easy on everyone’s palette ever since.

Black beers are often associated with having a high bitterness, but in this case looks are deceiving. This specific dark beer carries a light, smooth taste. It is light-bodied and debunks the stereotype of dark bitter beers. As the pint fills, you will notice that the foam at the top is a nice light color, that beautifully contradicts the darkened beer. Schwarzbier contains a low alcohol level of about 3.8-4.9% ABV content.

Farm to Table Food Paired With Schwarzbier

This famous German beer uses the techniques of roasting and smoking the malt to create a deep red-black, crisp, and smooth beer. You can really taste the roasted barley and malt aromas. This beer pairs nicely with mushroom strudel, Munster-style cheese and a nice sweet fruit tart. At Caboose, our Executive Chef David Rabin likes to pair our Schwarzbier with the pork and pear dish at Caboose Tavern.

Our team brews this beer each year. Although the name may sound a bit intimidating, it’s really quite delicious! You can find this beer at both of our Caboose locations. Cheers!

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Written by Alessandra Cespedes, Marketing & Events Intern.

NOVEMBER 20, 2019

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