It’s a 500-year law that has brought us all together here at The Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake, CA to celebrate good brewing practices. The Reinheitsgebot (purity order of 1516) is Germany’s Beer Purity law which specifically states that only three ingredients can be used for brewing which includes water, barley and hops. In 1906 yeast was added. The law was created to protect loyal beer consumers and is considered the oldest food safety law in existence in the world.
To add to the celebration there were four exclusive parties that were held in different cities (Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Boulder) at the same time and four local artists that were selected (one per city) to create a piece of art that would be featured at each party. Local artist Lee Rupp (pictured below) was selected to create a piece of art for the event. His specialty…acrylic on wooden pallets. All four artists were competing for an all expense paid trip to Bavaria, Germany where the Reiheitsgebot originated.
The Red Lion Tavern established in 1950 was the perfect place for Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr to feature their beer and for guests to dine on traditional German food. Paulaner & Hacker-Pschorr breweries continue to stay loyal to the standard of brewing that falls under the Reinheitsbebot law.
Time to eat and drink! Nothing compares to a crisp cold glass of beer on a hot day. We also tried a few recommended dishes, the Red Lion sausage platter and the super popular pea soup. Honestly, I’m not sure if it was the curry pea soup or the foot long sausage poking it’s head out that really put it at the top of the popularity list. Everything was delicious.
The day ended with a ton of giveaways, beer steins and full bellies. Cheers!