Some of the best Christmas memories are made with your barkada, good food, and a drink (or 12… #truestory).
As a five-year southie who’s too lazy to venture northward (and get out of our uniform shorts and birks), the news that Brotzeit opened a branch in Alabang West Parade is nothing short of a great Christmas present. After all, it’s one of my favorite watering holes where I can enjoy a proper pint and sinfully delicious food.
Even better news: They’ve got an amazing fare available for the holidays.
While the food alone is enough to whet anyone’s appetite, the drink recommendations are spot on, complete with reduced prices for beer before 6pm for day drinkers.
Now they’ve got a myriad of different yummy drinks, so here are a few recommendations:
In German, “radler” means cyclist… and (excuse me while I attempt to make my German ancestors and friends proud) “Erfischungsgetränk aus Bier und Limonade,” meaning beer with lemon soda*. Legend has it that a group of cyclists ended up in the Kugler-Arm Gasthof in Bavaria during one particularly hot day in 1922 but found out there wasn’t enough beer for everybody. The owner Franz Xaver Kugler decided to create a drink with half of a dark beer and half of a lemon soda. The result was a refreshing, slightly sweet, low-alcohol drink (read: more drinks for everybody).
Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayrich Dunkel
Not that my Christmas is bitter… but give me bitter beer any time. A beautiful dark beer, it’s got rich flavors and is extremely aromatic. While the Radler is an easy-drinking beverage, I find that the Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayrich Dunkel a thinking beer. It can also pair well with incredibly rich, deep-fried meats (such as Brotzeit’s Christmas offerings… Loved it especially with the Speck Slab).
Just in case one has had a fill of alcohol (i.e., me), this is a delicious alternative. It also works as a dessert, something to pair with the equally divine Apfel Krapfen, or something to enjoy during the festive and chillier December days. I would recommend enjoying this in Brotzeit Alabang’s veranda. After all, we southies have some of the best air in Metro Manila.
From all of my favorite KTG folks, Happy Holidays!
*limonade also translates to lemonade but can also be used to pertain to lemon soda, such as the popular Sprite or 7-Up