The news that the city centre’s first German beer house opens in Sunderland tonight has been hailed as ‘wunderbar’ by readers.
Ahead of Bavaria opening its doors at 5pm, we’ve delved into the pages of its food and drink menu to see what steins and sausages it has in store for Wearsiders. Here’s some of the highlights:
•Pick of the drinks
Dortmunder - ABV 5percent
A premium lager beer, Dortmunder originated in the industrial city of Dortmunder. Brewed by Dortmunder Union in 1873, this light golden beer became very popular with the workers of the industrial movement. It’s brewed to strict German purity laws, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Lowenbrau - ABV 5percent
This typical original Munich beer is a light, bottom-fermented beer with original high wort. It’s a refreshing, slightly dry and spicy tipple.
Fruh Kolsch - ABV 4.8percent
A fine balance in Kolsch beer of malt and soft delicate hops. Pale fold in colour with a good lasting head, the hoppy, dry finish is from using Hallertau and Tettnang hops.
Schneider Weisse Aventinus - ABV 8.2percent
Dark ruby, almost black coloured, Aventinus has a compact and persistant head. It’s very intense with a complex, spicy chocolate-like aroma.
•Sausage selection and more on the food menu, which is served from noon until 9pm
The classic German BBQ sausage, imported from the homeland.
A Bratwurst sliced and marinated in a tomato-based curry sauce served with pomme frites and side salad.
A tenderised pork escalope coated in breadcrumbs served with pomme frites and side salad
Mann Gegen Essen (Man VS Food), £12,95
A metre-long bratwurst smothered in traditional German toppings in a baguette. If you can defeat the sausage, you’re rewarded with a t-shirt and entry into the hall of fame.
•Wildefeast Menu (Owners Simon Burdus and Jack Dickinson already own a successful Wildefeast exotic meats business.)
Buffalo burger, £6.95
Quarter-pounder buffalo burger served with a curry ketchup
Kangaroo burger, £6.95
Quarter-pounder kangaroo burger served with stilton mayonnaise
Zebra sausage, £5.95
Served with fries and side salad
•There’s also an English menu featuring Yorkshire wrap, scampi, steak sandwiches and more, as well as a children’s menu, which offers three courses for £4.95