Tapping Berghoff: New Look & New Recipes Rolled Out This Week in Chicago

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In April we told you about the complete makeover of Berghoff’s beers, which included new, colorful packaging and zippy beer names, in hopes of breathing new life into the brand. This week, Berghoff’s revival takes center stage at Sheffield’s, in Lakeview, where six new beers will debut.image003On tap, Thursday, beginning at 6:00 pm:

  • Solstice Wit Beer (5.2% ABV), made with Calamansi juice, an Asian citrus fruit, and spices..
  • Straight Up Hefeweizen (5.2% ABV), a Bavarian hefe-weizen, with the creamy goodness of wheat, plus a fruity and spicy nose.
  • Dortwunder Lager (5.5% ABV), a classic and evenly balanced pale lager in the Dortmunder tradition.
  • Reppin’ Red Ale (6.2% ABV), a serious red ale that mixes tangy rye and crisp toasted malts with plenty of American hop character.
  • Sir Dunkle Crispy Dark Lager (5.5% ABV), smooth and malty, with a bright crispness, making a drinkable and very satisfying beer.
  • Germaniac Extra Pale Ale (6.3% ABV), brewed with honey and molasses, it will be a briskly hopped extra pale ale patterned after the old “outlaw” beer style, Kottbüsser.

Berghoff owner Ben Minkoff worked with beer guru Randy Mosher and consultant John Hannafan to craft the new beer recipes, names and packaging. Minkoff also moved production of the beer to Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Beers are five bucks a pour Thursday night and Sheffield’s will be offering food specials as well.

*Beer descriptions provided by the brewer

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