Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch’s Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu Items



Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsAward-Winning Brewery Restaurant Brings Back Popular Seasonal Beer

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsGordon Biersch is soaking up summer with its annual SommerBrau tapping parties and a new flavorful summer menu for a limited-time at participating restaurants across the country.

Now through July 19, guests can enjoy Gordon Biersch’s SommerBrau beer, a golden, refreshing Kolsch-style beer from Cologne, Germany. With just a hint of fruitiness, this light bodied beer with crisp finish offers the perfect libation for summertime enjoyment.

“Every summer has a story to tell and we’re excited to tell ours with the rollout of our annual SommerBrau beer and local tappings in select markets, which we’re sure our guests will love,” said Stan Frankenthaler, chief officer of food, beverage and strategic supply for CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. “This season, we’re offering a variety of new menu items made with fresh in-season ingredients to pair perfectly with a refreshing glass of SommerBrau.”

As part of the promotion, Gordon Biersch’s limited-time menu of new dishes includes:

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsBeer-Infused Mussels – Blue mussels steamed in garlic butter, fresh herbs, house beer, lemon and crushed red peppers, served with pretzel crostinis.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsBeef Tenderloin Salad – Spinach tossed in warm bacon vinaigrette. Topped with grilled filet, avocado, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, pancetta and crispy onions.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsShrimp Salad Sandwich – Shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing with apples, celery, red onions, dill, lemon and Dijon. Served chilled on toasted ciabatta with tomatoes and arugula.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsBeer-Battered Halibut & Chips – Dipped in Marzen batter and fried, with tartar sauce, apple cider slaw, and salt and pepper fries.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsGorgonzola Ribeye – 12 oz. grilled boneless ribeye with gorgonzola butter, served with your choice of two sides.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsSimply Grilled Mahi Mahi – Mahi Mahi fillet, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Served with your choice of two sides.

Take A Sip Of Summer With Return Of Gordon Biersch's Handcrafted SommerBrau Beer And Fresh New Menu ItemsWhite Chocolate Mousse Lemon Cake – Decadent white chocolate mousse between lemon cakes, topped with citrus lemon glaze, blueberry sauce and fresh blueberries. Dusted with powdered sugar.

Earlier this year, Gordon Biersch unveiled its new, chef-driven menu, featuring made-from-scratch, seasonal recipes across the brand’s food, beer and cocktail offerings. Additionally, the restaurant chain began offering a wider variety of beers while staying true to the traditional brewing methods of the Reinheitsgebot or German Beer Purity Law; a wine list comprised of well-known producers from top growing regions around the world; and a fun cocktail menu focused on the classics.

Gordon Biersch is an upscale casual restaurant specializing in local brewing and handcrafted, seasonal foods. Over the years, Gordon Biersch has won many medals for our German lagers, which are brewed in-house according to the Reinheitsgebot purity law of 1516. Most recently, the brand won a Silver Medal for its newest beer – a Belgium IPA at the Great American Beer Festival. Gordon Biersch is located in 18 states across the country and the District of Columbia. For additional details about Gordon Biersch, please visit http://gordonbiersch.com.

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. is the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country with nearly 200 franchised and company-owned restaurants primarily operating under the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants and Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries brands. As a leader in the casual dining segment, CraftWorks also operates strong regional brands, including ChopHouse and Big River, and employs more than 12,000 people throughout the U.S. All of CraftWorks’ restaurant brands have innovative menus with made-from-scratch food and a vast selection of unique craft beer, as well as unbeatable service and loyalty programs that tout over a half-million active members. Based in Broomfield, Colo., CraftWorks is not only committed to serving its loyal guests, but also the communities in which its restaurants operate. In 2000, the CraftWorks Foundation was formed and has contributed millions of dollars, positively impacting communities throughout the country. For additional information about CraftWorks, the foundation and its craft brewery restaurant brands, please visit www.craftworksrestaurants.com.