STILLWATER, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since its inception in 1966, only German-brewed beer has poured thru the taps of the Gasthaus. One such beer is Hofbräu München. Tom O’Brien of the Nevada-based importer for Hofbräu, flew into Minnesota stating that in less than three months after opening, “The Gasthaus is selling more Hofbräu beer than anyone else in the entire State of Minnesota.” The Midwest’s Regional Manager for Hofbräu, CJ Leinenkugel, joined O’Brien on the visit. “We’re grateful to be a part of the entire Gasthaus experience,” says Leinenkugel, “And it’s exciting to have authentically brewed beer served in a setting that transports you to the area in Bavaria where Hofbräu is made.” Artisan Beer Company distributes Hofbräu to Gasthaus. “In a very short time,” says Artisan’s sales representative Will Rieder, “Gasthaus has become the second largest account in the East Metro, and they sell just one of our dozens of product lines!”
Gasthaus also sells Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr, both major competitors to Hofbräu. “No one is selling more Paulaner/Hacker-Pschorr beer Minnesota than Gasthaus,” says Joe Goodin of New York based importer Paulaner USA. Says Nate Strong of Hohensteins, Inc., Minnesota's distributor of Paulaner, “Gasthaus has always been a valuable partner, and has already become one of our largest on-sale accounts in the state.”
There are six major breweries in Munich. Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Hofbräu make up half of them. “As for the other three Munich breweries,” says Gasthaus proprietor Jimmy Martin, “I understand that Augustiner does not export kegs to the United States, Löwenbräu is manufactured States-side, and Spaten no longer sells kegs at retail in Minnesota.” When asked why Gasthaus' beer line-up is so popular, Martin replies, “Our partnerships with Hofbräu, Paulaner, and Hacker-Pschorr are not accidental. In order for Gasthaus to deliver this unique experience, serving Bavarian-brewed beer alongside traditional fare made from scratch daily is a necessity. Being here is like visiting a Bavarian lodge run by a hunter who serves his close friends and family the pork and vegetables he processed that morning from wild hogs and potatoes he harvested the evening before. It’s an intimate, casual, and laid-back experience.”
The Gasthaus' last festival of the season, its open-air Christkindlmarket, is December 6, 2023, from noon to 4pm. Gasthaus is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 11am to 8pm.