The Old Country in the New World

Matty D’s Beer Corner

The Old Country in the New World


It might be a fridge-essential, a tailgate hit, the perfect beirut can, or an off-the-beaten-path brew.  Maybe it came from a large production company, a local microbrewery, or from over the oceans.

The only common denominator is that it has to be beer. So crack open that cold one in your hand and listen in, maybe just maybe I’ll sway you towards your new favorite American pastime. 

Beer of the Week:

Hofbräu Munich Dunkel Lager


Tucked away down in the hipster headquarters that is Fishtown is a yuppy oasis known as Frankford Hall. Modeled after a traditional German beer-garden, Frankford Hall offers to-die-for Riesenpretzels, an awesome assortment of bratwursts, and most importantly an excellent beer list.

When I go to order a liter beer stein from one of the many bars in the hall, I always go with the Hofbrau Dunkel Lager. This dark lager is the quintessential Bavarian beer that was the first type to be brewed by Hofbrauhaus. When you think of dark beer, you’re thinking about Munich-style dark beer like the Dunkel Lager.

The Dunkel Lager is a mid-range beer sitting at 5.5% ABV making it easy to drink. It has a little spicy flavor to it that caps it off and leaves you with a refreshing taste. The Dunkel is easy to finish off, even when you get a big liter of it. It’s my first recommendation for anyone visiting Frankford Hall, yuppies and hipsters alike.


If any readers or tweeters have any advice on beers to spotlight, give me a shout. Remember, America was built on beer and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Never stop being merry!

Matty D


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