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Taste schnapps from Austria’s top distiller at BierBeisl

Austrian artisanal distiller Hans Reisetbauer will be on hand Monday for a special tasting of his spirits and schnapps in Beverly Hills.
(Manfred Klimek)

Here’s the chance to taste the world-class schnapps and spirits of artisanal Austrian distiller Hans Reisetbauer. He’ll be in town on Monday for a special tasting from 7 to 10 p.m. at BierBeisl in Beverly Hills.

In Austria, fruit brandies, or eaux de vie, are a way of life. And Reisetbauer turns out an astonishing lineup, starting with the classic fruit flavors of wild cherry, Damson plum, apricot and Williams pear and ending with uncanny flavors like carrot, ginger and dried pear. You won’t taste all of them, but enough to get a primer in Austrian spirits.

For the event, BierBeisl’s chef-owner Bernhard Mairinger, who is a big Reisetbauer fan, will prepare an eight-course tasting menu with pairings of Reisetbauer’s fruit brandies, seven-year aged whiskey and his Blue Gin. The cost is $85.

This could be fun.

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Space is limited. To reserve, email office@bierbeisl-la.com or call (310) 271-7274. BierBeisl is at 9669 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

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