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Gralehaus schedules summer tasting events

Gralehaus, the popular side addition of the popular Holy Grale bar, at 1001 Baxter Ave., has cooked up a number of amusing and tasty events for those looking for conviviality this summer.

Hot Sünner Nights, will introduce the charming summer drinking custom of Cologne, (or Köln, if you are a German perfectionist). Here is how Gralehaus explains it: “Sünner, the first brewer of ‘Kölsch’ will be served in authentic ‘Kölsch Kranz’ serving trays along with authentic 200 ml (7-ounce) ‘Kölsch Stange’ glassware to replicate the Cologne experience in the US.

“In Cologne, Kölsch is served in what is called ‘bottomless glasses’. As the customer drinks his or her beer down, servers bring a fresh one to replace it without being asked. This continues until the happy beer drinker puts a coaster over the glass or somehow catches the servers attention to stop bringing beer. As each beer is served, a mark is made on the coaster. Each mark equals a single beer and this is what is used to calculate the beer bill. Of course, a secondary count is kept in the normal way, but this charming tradition is widely practiced in Cologne and we love it!”

You can experience this German custom every Wednesday and thursday Night at 5 p.m. now through October. Beers will be $2 per 7-ounce stange, and weekly menus of German fare will be posted. This will happen outdoors in the garden, weather permitting.

And to cap off the Holiday weekend, Gralehaus will host a soft-serve social

Sunday, July 6, 4-7 p.m. in the Gralegarten behind Gralehaus, Baxter Ave. The Hausmade soft swirl ice cream will be made with JD’s Country milk, and cost $1 for a single flavor or combo swirl cone.

On Tuesday, July 8, 6:30-8 p.m. special guest Judith Schad, owner and cheese maker at Capriole farms, will be a guest teacher for the evening. Schad, who will be speaking about her cheeses, will be joined by Holy Grale/LBS/Gralehaus’s beer director, Lori Beck. Together they will guide guests through a one and a half hour class and tasting that will provide new insights in cheese, beer, and how to pair them together

Cost will be $20. Reserve via email with name, phone number, and number of guests in your party to gralehaus@gralehaus.com.