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Congratulations Gordon Biersch!

We can’t believe 25 years have gone by since Gordon Biersch revolutionized the brewpub industry with its first location in Palo Alto, California in 1988.  It was the first German style brewery serving only authentic German beer. Co-founder Dan Gordon studied at the Technical University of Munich where he got a degree in beer making.  The concept of serving great fresh, cold beer with equally excellent fresh, hot cooked food was an instant success.

A limited release Dunkles unfiltered dark lager celebrates 25 years of brewing.   Dan Gordon laughed when we said Dunkles sounds like something out of Harry Potter.  It was in fact the first beer served on tap in Palo Alto and now it is making its debut in a 750 ml bottle.  It will retail for $4.99 to $6.99.

The Bavarian Dunkles translates to dark lager in English and goes back hundreds of years.  It will be available in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada.  Whether it becomes available in the Gordon Biersch Restaurants in 21 states and airport concessions, sounds a bit iffy at the moment.  But you could demand it, couldn’t you?

To Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch we say Prost!