The Berghoff Restaurant is a Chicago institution serving customers for 125 years. Established in 1898 by German immigrant Herman Berghoff, the restaurant has become a beloved landmark in the city. Originally a men-only establishment, the Berghoff Restaurant has evolved over the years to become a family-friendly destination for locals and tourists alike.
Over the years, the Berghoff Restaurant has undergone many changes, but it has always remained a beloved part of the Chicago community. Today, it is a popular destination for those looking to experience the city’s rich history and culinary traditions. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, the Berghoff Restaurant will leave a lasting impression.
Throughout its long history, the Berghoff Restaurant has remained committed to serving high-quality food and beverages. One of its specialties is German-inspired cuisine, which includes dishes like wiener schnitzel and sauerbraten. In 2017, The Berghoff decided to expand on a new campaign and bring a craft beer element to compliment its German-inspired cuisine. So Adams Street Brewery was formed as a full brewhouse to brew classic German-style beers and fascinating and experimental beer styles. With an extensive beer selection of over 20 different Adams Street Brewery on tap, The Berghoff restaurant has come full circle. Returning to its craft beer roots, founder Herman Berghoff started pre-prohibiton. To honor Herman, and The Berghoff Restaurant, we’ve decided to brew a special barrel-aged Doppelbock infused with a rare bottle of Berghoff Bourbon.
What’s a Doppelbock, you say? Well, it’s a traditional German beer style that is typically strong, dark in color, and full-bodied. It is brewed with a focus on malts, which give it a rich, sweet flavor with notes of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Doppelbocks are often served in small quantities due to their high alcohol content, which can range from 7% to 12% ABV. And with our special anniversary Doppelbock aged in a bourbon barrel and infused with Berghoff bourbon, its ABV was around 17%.
While you might have missed our 125 Anniversary Doppelbock, that will not be the last special edition beer we bottle. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter to keep up with all of our special edition bottle releases!