Schnee Days 2013 - Elkhart Lake, WI

Schnee Days is a 3 day festival of snow held in Elkhart Lake, WI. Schnee is ‘snow’ in German and is a way for Elkhart Lake to celebrate it’s German Heritage. Many people know Elkhart Lake only in the summer, but the resident’s of Elkhart Lake invite tourists, and visitor’s alike to see what winter has to offer.

From 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday the Osthoff will be hosting a complimentary beer tasting with related beers for sale at a discounted price. In this tasting they will be featuring new releases in addition to classic German brews. This tasting event will be held in The Elk Room at the Osthoff Resort.

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Ayinger Braü Weisse

Product - Ayinger Brau Weisse
Brewed By: 
Ayinger
Self-Defined Style: 
Hefe-Weizen
Strength (ABV): 
5.1% ABV

Delicious lemon-scented wheat beer with yeast. This is an aristocratic beer with a champagne sparkle and a beautifully sustained head. Pale in color, tart in palate - a brut beer. Pale color, tart in palate, "brut" beer with a delicious, complex fruitiness of extra-dry champagne.

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Weiss-wurst (veal sausage), pretzels, Dusseldorf mustard, mettwurst, vegetable pâté, crab Louis, sand dabs, fried smelts, Sunday brunch. Serve in tall vase-shaped weisse glass; a thin slice of lemon as garnish is a personal choice. Glass should accommodate 17-ounces.
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Erdinger Pikantus (Dark Bock)

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Brewed By: 
Erdinger
Self-Defined Style: 
Weissebock
Strength (ABV): 
7.3% ABV

For some people, Erdinger Weissbier Pikantus 'dark bock beer' is a delicacy to be enjoyed in the colder months of the year. For lovers of strong beer, however, the season for Pikantus lasts a full twelve months. At 7.3% alcohol, this specialty wheat beer has a considerably higher alcohol content than other varieties produced by Erdinger Weissbräu. The dark bock beer owes its sharp and full flavor to the use of selected dark wheat and barley malts and a significantly longer maturing process.

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This dark, hearty wheat beer is excellent with duck, venison, roasted pork and wild boar.
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Bitburger Pilsner

Product - Bitburger
Brewed By: 
Bitburger
Self-Defined Style: 
Pilsner
Strength (ABV): 
4.8% ABV

Germany's best selling draught beer. Balanced taste of freshness and distinctive but crisp hop character.

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A great gold pilsner will always work with all seafood dishes, clear broth soups and tapas. This brew also lends itself nicely jambalaya, falafels, and certain Caribbean dishes. Don't forget a good pilsner will always work with bar foods especially brats.
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Weihenstephaner Original

Product - Weihenstephaner Original
Brewed By: 
Weihenstephaner
Self-Defined Style: 
Bayrisch Mild
Strength (ABV): 
5.1% ABV

A good beer takes time. The long lager time makes our pale beer a matter of mild, flavorful beer enjoyment. Brewed in accordance with a centuries-old beer tradition on Weihenstephan Hill.

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This Helles lager enjoys being served with mushroom soup, herbed pancakes, pork roast, falafel and pot stickers.
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Schlenkerla Maerzen

Product - Schlenkerla Marzen
Brewed By: 
Schlenkerla
Self-Defined Style: 
Smokebeer
Strength (ABV): 
5.4% ABV

Excellent balance of sweet malt and smoke. Smoke replaces hops as the dominant malt balance. Keeps the sausage taste as you go. Fruit in the middle. Much more quaffable than expected.

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This rauchbier is the perfect compliment to the Bamberg Onion, a delicacy created by the brewery owners' family generations ago and still served at the Schlenkerla Tavern in Bamberg. The Bamberg Onion is stuffed with a ground meat filling and slowly roasted.
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Beck's Sapphire

Product - Beck's Sapphire
Brewed By: 
Beck's
Self-Defined Style: 
Pilsner
Strength (ABV): 
6.0% ABV

Beck’s Sapphire, a new full-bodied, premium pilsner offered in an exclusive, sophisticated black bottle. Contemporary adults are increasingly looking for high-end beers that complement their style and exciting nighttime occasions; Beck’s Sapphire delivers just what they are looking for.

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Blue Moon Belgian White

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Brewed By: 
Blue Moon
Self-Defined Style: 
Belgian White
Strength (ABV): 
5.4% ABV

Blue Moon Belgian White is a refreshing, medium-bodied, unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale spiced with fresh coriander and orange peel for a uniquely complex taste and an uncommonly smooth finish. The name "Belgian White" is a reference to the cloudy white, opaque appearance of the beer. "Belgian White" also refers to the style of beer, which has been brewed in Belgium for about 300 years. Blue Moon is traditionally served with a slice of orange to complement the orange peel used in the brewing process. Blue Moon was launched in 1995.

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New Glarus Cabin Fever

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Product - New Glarus Cabin Fever
Brewed By: 
New Glarus
Self-Defined Style: 
Honey Bock
Strength (ABV): 
5.5% ABV

Cool days draw us close to the warmth of home fires. This is the season to sip away the chill and embrace quiet evenings with friends and family.

You hold a Wisconsin Style Honey Bock, easy going and more approachable than its traditional dark German cousin. Bock beers have existed in Wisconsin for over 150 years. This pale bock is brewed with an exclusive blend of Wisconsin two row barley that balances seamlessly with our special European hops. Naturally sweet Clover Honey was added in the kettle accenting warm flavor notes on your tongue.

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Generally speaking, Belgian ale is a gastronomic miracle. The delicate spicy and fruity nature of these ales, accentuated by the distinctive Belgian yeast strains, pairs beautifully with lamb, mussels, and semi-soft cheeses such as gouda, havarti, and tilsit.