Local Beverages from Hamburg

Helmut Wermut

(Elbler / ibid.)

Helmut is the first original Hamburg vermouth. Markus and Nils tested 80 herbs in various concentrations and constellations. Only after about a year and 30 updates it was finally ready. Helmut Wermut is available in white and red and consists of carefully selected Palatinate wine that is "married" with a tincture of 25 herbs, spices and berries.


Elbler Flut

(Elbler / ibid.)

The idea for this drink was conceived on Hamburg’s Elbe beach with a view of the Altes Land region and its apple orchards: a natural cider, free from sugar and other additives – produced under fair conditions through the exclusive use of regional fruit. “Elbler Flut” thus supports domestic fruit cultivation in Germany.


Bergedorfer Bier

(Bergedorfer Bier / ibid.)

Dark gold in colour, full-bodied, with a distinctive, malty character: this is how the “Bergedorfer” presents its long brewing tradition. Brewed in the district of Altona, and of course in accordance with the German beer purity regulations of 1516.



Bazic Vodka

(Bazic / ibid.)

Bazic Vodka is manufactured by a small family business. By using spring water from the charitable organisation “Viva con Agua”, the team supports specific long-term drinking water projects realised by this Hamburg-based NGO.


Gin Sul

(Gin Sul / ibid.)

“Gin Sul” is a Hamburg gin with Portuguese origins. Juniper berries, coriander and fresh lemon from Portugal, as well as rosemary, pimento, lavender, cinnamon and cistus are but a few of the botanicals to preserve the saudade in this gin. Finally a gin that tastes of gin and nothing but gin – to be enjoyed neat, as a martini, or with tonic water.


Ratsherrn Lager

(Ratsherrn / Dougal)

The first lager from the Schanzenhöfe brewery in St Pauli was brewed more than 150 years ago. The bronze-coloured Ratsherrn Lager stands out for its hoppy heaviness, its light fruity notes and its fine wort. The Ratsherrn brewery also produces varieties of ales, red beer and wheat beer – to be best enjoyed on the brewery restaurant’s terrace during the summer.


Von Freude Ale Primeur

(VonFreude / ebd.)

“Ale Primeur” is the Von Freude brewery’s first beer created according to the brewery’s own recipe. The recipe was born out of the idea of transferring the joy of quality dining to the realms of beer. Amber in colour, the “Ale Primeur” is in contrast to more conventional beer types, which is also owing to its herbal notes of Amarillo hops sourced from Washington. The full-bodied aroma makes this beer an ideal companion for savoury dishes.


Viva Con Aqua - Non-Alcoholic Drinks

(Viva con agua / ibid.)

By consuming this mineral water you can help provide people in Africa with access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Viva con Agua is a Hamburg-based NGO that sells mineral water; it emerged from a local fundraising organisation. The revenue generated goes to supporting World Health Organization projects. VcA water is an innovative way to improve the global water situation and is available everywhere in Hamburg.


Lemon Aid - Non-Alcoholic Drinks

(Lemon Aid / ibid.)

Limonade, wie sie sein sollte: aus frischem Saft und fairem Handel. Die Zutaten sind biologisch angebaut und stammen von zertifizierten Kleinbauernkooperativen.


Fritz Cola - Non-Alcoholic Drink

(Fritz Kola / ibid.)

fritz-kola was founded in a student dorm as a small, unconventional project. This special cola is made according to its own recipe with lots of natural caffeine and real cola nut. fritz-kola works mostly with family and owner-managed businesses and is particularly proud of its social commitment.


Flora Power - Non-Alcoholic Drinks

(Flora Power / Facebook)

Flora Power is at the bitter end on the mate tea drink scale: it is less sweet than Club-Mate and also contains less carbonic acid. The slightly sour-bitter taste of mate is excellent, and when served well chilled, this drink is just right for a hot summer – the ultimate stimulant.



(Helbing / Borco)

Helbing’s smooth kümmel was first distilled in 1836, and nearly all of the city’s restaurants have it on their menu. The trademark of Helbing is Hans Hummel the water carrier – a historic character that has become a local symbolic figure.


Gröninger Pils

(Brewery Gröninger / ibid.)

The private Gröninger brewery brews quite an exceptional beer: the malt stems from a specialised malt house in Bamberg, and the hops come from the Hallertau region near Munich. The brewing water is sourced from the Lüneburg Heath. This Pilsener beer has a rich amber colour and a distinctive head. It is best enjoyed in the quaint Gröninger restaurant brewery in Hamburg’s city centre.


Kreativbrauerei Kehrwieder Prototyp

(Prototyp / ibid.)

“Prototyp” is a strong, cold-hopped lager that is unfiltered and non-pasteurised. It combines the lightness of a Pilsener with the fruitiness of a pale ale. Master brewer Oliver Wesseloh won the world championship for beer sommeliers in September 2013.


Herbal Moscow

(Herbal Moscow / Facebook)

Herbal Moscow comprises fermented ginger with natural lime and cucumber juice infused with selected herbs – produced in Germany! With his Herbal Moscow lemonade, Hezam Montazer was looking to enrich the somewhat “uniform” range of long drinks available at bars and clubs in Germany. The aim was to create a basis for the Moscow Mule without having to add cucumber and lime. So pop a few ice cubes into your glass, add a shot of vodka, and top it up with Herbal Moscow – it is as simple as that!



(Flora Power / Facebook)

The BLOCKBRÄU brewery comprises two floors and a grand roof deck and is centrally located at Hamburg's harbor directly at the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken. With a spectacular view over the Elbe river you can enjoy freshly brewed natural bleary beer and specialties from the brewery's own kitchen. The typical hanseatic beer is prepared after own prescription and every season you can taste a special beer creation.

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