Essen Haus Tap Bier Selection

Available in pints, half-liter steins (standard size), one liter boots & steins,
2 liter boots and even in a 5 liter stein! Looking to make tonight a boot night?

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*NOTE: Boots and large, shareable steins will not be available until further notice. Tap bier list last updated Oct. 12, 2020 and is subject to change.


Fermented and conditioned at low temperatures, German lagers tend to be simple, clean biers with a light aroma and flavor. Although light lagers are the most popular, color can range from a pale yellow to a dark brown.

Grevensteiner Original

Unfiltered Vienna-Style Lager (5.2%)

Köstritzer Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier/Black Lager (4.8%)

Spaten Lager

Munich Helles Lager (5.2%)

Weihenstephaner 1516 Kellerbier

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier (5.6%)


With alcohol concentrations ranging from 7.0% to over 9.0% by volume, the doppelbock (double bock) is simply a stronger version of the traditional bock style. They range from a dark gold to a dark brown color and tend to be sweet and malty with little detectable hops and a noticeable alcohol flavor. 

Paulaner Salvator

Doppelbock (7.9%)

Spaten Optimator

Doppelbock (7.5%)


Simplicity has been the key to the pilsner’s success. Lightly kilned malt barley, noble hops, lager yeast and water yield a clean, simple bier that is similar to a traditional lager. German pilsners tend to be lighter, earthier and have a slighlty lower alcohol concentration that lager. 

Bitburger Premium Pils

German Pilsner (4.8%)

Krombacher Pilsner

German Pilsner (4.8%)


Weissbier, or wheat bier, is the only German bier style that is technically an ale. All others are lagers. Weissbiers replace a hefty amount of malted barley with malted wheat and use a special strain of yeast, which gives the bier its characteristic banana and clove flavor. Hefeweizens, or unfiltered wheat biers, are typically cloudy with an orange tint, and Dunkelweizens are their dark wheat counterparts. 

Paulaner Weissbier

Hefeweizen (5.5%)

Spaten-Franziskaner Weissbier

Hefeweizen (5.0%)

Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel

Dunkelweizen (5.3%)


Oktoberfests (fall): Oktoberfest biers, also known as Märzens, are typically full-bodied brews with a rich flavor profile and a mild hop presence. Color can range from pale yellow, like Hofbräu Oktoberfest, to a darker amber color, much like Spaten and Paulaner’s versions, which are now available year-round.

Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest

Lager – Märzen/Oktoberfest (5.8%)

Hofbräu Oktoberfest

Märzen/Oktoberfest (6.3%)

Spaten Oktoberfest

Märzen/Oktoberfest (5.9%)

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Lager – Märzen/Oktoberfest (5.8%)

Maibocks (spring): The Maibock style is a Helles (light) lager brewed to Bock strength, with alcohol concentrations ranging from 6.3% to 7.5% by volume. Maibocks are typically less malty than traditional bocks, but still have a relatively sweet flavor profile, a low hops presence and a noticeable hint of alcohol.

Hofbräu Maibock

German Maibock (7.2%)


Monday- Tuesday:
CLOSED until further notice.

Bar + Dinner: 3-10pm

Friday & Saturday:
Bar: 3pm-2:30am | Dinner: 3-11pm

Bar + Dinner: 3-10pm

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