Pur Bierbrand Distilled Beer
Pür•geist bierbrand is an old-school German distillation of craft-brewed Märzen beer – the traditional variety of beer served at the Oktoberfest. After brewing, the lager style beer is first distilled and then aged in chestnut casks. The outcome is a dry and smooth sipping spirit that showcases the characteristics of the Märzen. Technically a single malt, bierbrand is a graceful cousin of whisky yet historically occupies a category all its own.
The secret to distilling pür•geist bierbrand lies in the fine Märzen, brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot by a Bavarian village brewery, and generations of experience. That means we exclude anything but malted barley, hops, yeast, and alpine spring water which results in an exceptionally clean palate. pür•geist bierbrand is small batch distilled in traditional copper stills to extract all the beer’s nuances. Vintage Italian grappa barrels made from chestnut wood impart a luminous golden color and add chestnut and refined floral and fruity grappa nuances to the bierbrand’s intense malt and hops flavor.
Delicious neat, over ice or as a beer lover’s twist to a traditional Manhattan, Rob Roy and Old Fashioned.
We invite you to partake in a German distilling tradition that dates back centuries – to enjoy the product of generations of extraordinary sensory talent – to experience pür•spirits.
Each variety of pür•spirits is produced according to traditional principles and time honored recipes in Bavaria, Germany. There, we craft spirits of exceptional quality under the leadership of German Master Distiller Franz Xaver Salzgeber – distilling just a few hundred bottles per batch.
By balancing modern technology with traditional recipes and techniques we give you classic spirits with a very current view on fresh, local and organic ingredients.
For the uninitiated, the best way to get intimately acquainted with our distillations is to savor pür•spirits neat at room temperature. You just might forget everything you knew about liqueur or gin. pür•spirits distillates are balanced and sophisticated. They have at their heart the finest and freshest fruit, flowers, berries, herbs and spices.