Gaucho restaurants and bars have introduced their own house beer in a partnership with a German brewer.
The Rubia Pilsener is being brewed and bottled exclusively for the group by the 336-year-old Eichbaum Brewery to complement the quality of the food.
It was developed jointly with Gaucho’s group bar manager Ian O’Reilly who worked with the brewers in south-west Germany to come up with a “crisp beer with body and bite”.
“We wanted a beer that is easy to drink and enjoy during those sunnier afternoons and evenings,” Ian explained. “The food we serve at Gaucho is of the highest quality and our aim was to create a beer of equal quality that would really complement our menu as well as being perfect for our guests to enjoy on its own.”
Brewed according to Germany’s Purity Law, Rubia Pilsener is made with high-quality German ingredients such as hops from Alsace and malt from Bavaria plus soft water from local German springs. It is 4.8% ABV.
The name combines the German provenance with an Argentine influence as “rubia” is an affectionate Spanish word for a beautiful blonde woman just as Rubia Pilsener is a beautiful blonde beer.
Talking about the design of the bottle, Ian said: “It had to be something that looked smart and elegant, representing the elegance and glamour of Gaucho. The label is simple; black, silver and gold.”
It is available at all Gaucho restaurants and bars in Manchester, Leeds and London.