7 Holiday Hofbräu Pairings for Autumn

Sep 23, 2022

With Oktoberfest season in full swing, we’re in need of some classic German food to go with our beer! Not to mention the arrival of fall signals the time for cozier, heartier foods to offset the oncoming chill in autumn weather.

Whether you opt for a Hofbräu Original or the darker, malty Hofbräu Dunkel, there’s something on this list that will inspire you if you’re looking for the perfect German dish for these traditional Munich beers.

And while you’re deciding which Hofbräu to crack open, you can read all about Wine Warehouse’s Oktoberfest trip to Munich to get you in the spirit for German food and beer. From dinner to dessert, this list of 7 Hofbräu pairings has got you covered.

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Jägerschnitzel with Mushroom Gravy and Spätzle with Hofbräu Winter Spezial

You know what you need when it’s cold outside? Yes, a hearty German meal paired with the HB beer of the season! One of many traditional German dishes is a fine Jägerschnitzel with Mushroom Gravy and Spätzle (German Eggnoodles). The Hofbräu Winter Spezial, a German Style Doppelbock, pairs wonderfully with this hearty meal. Best served in a traditional HB Stein.

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Roast Beef with Red Cabbage and Spätzle with Hofbräu Original

Roast Beef is another German Christmas classic! Paired with Red Cabbage and Spätzle, it’s one of the most popular meals for Christmas Eve. The festive meal is wonderfully accompanied by a refreshing Hofbräu Original, that’s known for its fine hop aroma and well-balanced flavor.

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Pork Roast with Vegetables with Hofbräu Original

The Germans are known for their consumption of pork (and beer). You can never go wrong with a great Pork Roast and fresh vegetables as well as a Hofbräu Original on the side. The roast flavors go wonderfully with the HB Original’s grain spice flavors and hop bitterness.

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Bavarian Meat Platter with Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut with Hofbräu Original

We guess you could say: meat and beer are the Bavarians diet! An assembly of Grilled Meats with Mashed Potatoes and Sauerkraut call for a refreshing Hofbräu Original. With its well-balanced flavor, the Lager is the perfect companion for your Bavarian Holiday meal.

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Schnitzel with German Potato Salad with Hofbräu Dunkel

Both options, if pork or veal – the so called “Wiener Schnitzel” –, make an excellent Holiday meal. To have it even more beer themed, some of the breading is mixed with malt grains or the Schnitzel is served with a Dunkel beer sauce. The dark roasted malts in the Hofbräu Dunkel make it a perfect fit for cooking and drinking.

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German Sausage Platter with fresh Pretzels, Mustard, German Potato Salad and Sauerkraut

A real German feast! Served with German classics like a warm Pretzel, Sauerkraut or Potato Salad, the variety of sausages deliver an excellent tasting opportunity with any of your favorite HB beer. Hofbräu Original, Dunkel, Hefe Weizen or even the seasonal Winter Spezial go wonderfully with the different sausage types.

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Applestrudel with warm Vanilla Sauce and Berries with Hofbräu Winter Spezial

Applestrudel served with warm vanilla sauce and berries is a well-known German Winter dessert. It pairs perfectly with the flavor hints of dried fruits and spices through the roasted malts and earthy hops used in the Hofbräu Winter Spezial. This seasonal release is an excellent dessert beer.


Hofbräu Winter Spezial is a Delicator brew and a classic example of a German Style “Doppel Bock”. This bottom fermented beer is very full bodied with rich malt flavors and intense dark brown color. The Double Bock is brewed with selected roasted barley and caramel malts, which provide a big Double Bock flavor to satisfy the hardiest dark beer lover. Especially enjoyed on a cold winter day with a rich hot pot of meat and vegetables.

8.4 % ABV


Hofbräu’s flagship – enjoyed by millions of beer-lovers at the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich and around the world. A light golden Lager, full-bodied with a fine hop aroma. Brewed with four Hallertauer hop varieties and only the finest Bavarian malts make it a superbly well-balanced Lager. A Munich beer with character!

5.1% ABV


A foundation beer, Hofbräu Dunkel or Dark Lager was the first beer brewed at the Hofbräuhaus in 1589. It has a deep brown color and is brewed with three selected malts to provide its full flavored palate of dark caramel and rich chocolate. It pairs extremely well with roast, smoked meats and sausage. This archetypal Bavarian beer is brewed in the traditional Munich style.

5.5 % ABV

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