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3 best German foods made with beer

It’s no secret that Germans have a passion for beer. It is, after all, the country’s number one beverage. To give you an example, there’s even a specific German word to describe that well-deserved beer after a day’s work: Feierabendbier! So if you’re walking around or taking public transportation in Berlin after quitting time, you’re sure to see people sipping on bottles of beer on their way home!

And speaking of public transportation, how often do we have to wait on a platform because our train is delayed? This can be even more stressful in the winter, when the mercury often dips below zero. So we were really excited when our partner Leffe suggested we collaborate this fall on their The Delay campaign in order to make that unexpected wait time more bearable.

If your train or flight is delayed more than 20 minutes or even canceled, Leffe is offering you a 4-pack of their renowned and tasty beer! All you have to do is take a picture of the digital ad showing the delay or take a screenshot of the traffic app and send them via WhatsApp to +49151 55781273. Easy, right? Just keep in mind that this giveaway is limited to one 4-pack per participant  and it’s based on the “first come, first served” principle!

After a troublesome commute or travel, we just want to have a good time at our final destination, enjoying our brews, preferably accompanied by some comfort food. So how about taking the beer appreciation one step further — not only drinking it, but also cooking with it? Along with Leffe, we’d like to provide you some ideas on the best German recipes made with beer. So check out our top 3 German dishes prepared with beer!

Dark beer onion soup (Zwiebelsuppe mit dunklem Bier):

This is our favorite starter on a cold day. Regular onion soup is already delicious, but the malty flavor of the dark beer raises this simple yet delicious dish to another level of yumminess. Throw some cheese on top, let it melt and your tastebuds will take you to paradise!

Beer goulash (Bier-Gulasch):

Hungarian in origin, goulash is a very popular meal in Germany. This meat stew, usually made with potatoes, paprika and other spices, turns especially mouth-watering when cooked with blonde beer.

Beer butt chicken (Hähnchen auf der Bierflasche):

This grilled chicken recipe really embodies the concept of “cooking with beer.” The chicken is seated upright atop a beer bottle or can and, as the temperature of the grill rises, the beer starts boiling, infusing the meat with its concoction of hops and barley and making it taste divine!

If you’d like to learn about other German food specialities, check out this article we wrote!

*This post has been graciously sponsored by Leffe.

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