March 24, 2014 by Prost Brewing
Now that it is officially the spring season, it is time for you to begin to take your beer drinking to the great outdoors! We here at Prost want to help you do just that by offering free rein of our German biergarten for all of your outdoor drinking pleasure, complete with an authentic German Prost beer by your side and one of the best views of downtown Denver in plain sight. This is your chance to live like a German, soaking up the rays while you sip upon a fine brew at a wooden table with both friends and strangers, all huddled together to share in the convivial atmosphere always to be found at Prost.
Biergartens have been a part of the German beer drinking culture since the 19th century, when they first originated in what was then known as the “kingdom” of Bavaria, which is today a state of Germany. This is the region where biergartens are still most common today, although biergartens can certainly be found in every part of Germany.
The idea of a biergarten grew from the need to establish cellars that could store beer during the summer months, keeping the beer cool to prevent spoilage. Large breweries dug cellars into the banks of the River Isar, making use of the cool river water to keep the cellar’s temperature down. Next, they decided to add a layer of gravel and chestnut trees on top to reduce the cellar’s temperature even more. With a covering of gravel and chestnut trees, the breweries naturally thought to add in some tables and benches setting the stage for the birth of the traditional German biergarten widely known and revered across the world today.
It was not long before the biergarten evolved into an essential part of German life and society, playing a central role in cultivating that consensual feeling of what the Germans refer to as “Gemütlichkeit,” describing a situation or place that creates good cheer and solidarity among a community. Now this German pastime of enjoying a good beer alongside fellow beer lovers can be experienced by anyone who joins us at Prost Brewing! Voted as one of the top ten Colorado beer gardens by the Denver Post, you won’t want to miss out on such a unique and authentic German beer drinking experience!