Frühschoppen might sound like a much-loved female activity (namely, shopping) reserved for early during the day, but in fact it’s not. It is a traditional, German and Austrian equivalent of brunch which takes place on Sundays.
This is Rose Garden Hotels latest addition to it’s Sunday brunch activities in Yangon. Third weekly happening on a lazy Sunday afternoon, alternating with it’s very popular Yangon brunch options, the Sunday Roast and Latin Affair,
Join us on Sunday 14th October for our Bavarian Brunch “Frühschoppen” with your friends and family and enjoy Weizen (wheat beer), original Weißwurst (veal sausage), dumplings, crusted roast pork, cold cuts, Brezeln (pretzels), Kaiserschmarrn to name just a few.
Germany boasts the world’s oldest still-functioning brewery
There is evidence that the monks at Weihenstephan monastery in Bavaria started to brew beer as early as the eighth century A.D., but the brewery was not officially founded until 1040, when the abbot there obtained a license to brew and sell. Although the Weihenstephan brewery was secularized in 1803, it continued to produce beer and became the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan in 1921.
German monks used to call it “liquid bread”
When the monks fasted during Lent for 40 days, bread was not an option, but they could drink beer, so they nicknamed it “Flüssiges Brot” or “liquid bread”.
“It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects… My people must drink beer. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were his ancestors.”
Frederick the Great of Prussia banned coffee in 1777, issuing a manifesto to his people.
Having banned coffee, King Frederick’s economic policy declared that people should have “beer soup” instead, in order to support the national agricultural economy, as all coffee was imported from abroad.
Instead, coffee became a black market good – with people smuggling the dark beans into Germany in coal sacks, beer barrels, and even in coffins.
The world-famous purity law for German beer of 1516
A German saying loosely translated as ‘Hops and malt for beer, may God preserve them here’ alludes to the basic ingredients used in beer brewing. These ingredients were laid down in the so-called ‘purity law’ in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt in 1516. The purity law requires that ‘nothing other than barley, hops and water be used’ to produce beer. The importance of yeast was not known at the time and was added later. The purity law initially applied to the Duchy of Bavaria only but was gradually adopted by the German states and has been the law governing beer brewing in all of Germany since 1906.
Thus, the purity law not only preserves a traditional craft technique, that of beer brewing, but is also regarded as the world’s oldest food law that is still in force today.
Eat, drink and chat and enjoy the beautiful weather by our 60 feet swimming pool for only USD 26.00 net per person!
Children ages 4 to 11 years old dining with their parents will be 50% off.