25th May 2017
In 19th century Bavaria, the Paulaner brewery (bruhaus) planted trees above their bier cellars to keep the ground cool enough for the bier to ferment during the summer. Tables and chairs were added to sell brewery-fresh bier to passers-by. These pop up biergärtens were so popular, that other breweries quickly followed suit and local outraged innkeepers demanded for them to be outlawed.
The bier loving Bavarians fought back and in 1812, Bavaria’s first king, Maximillian the 1st, signed a royal decree to allow the breweries to keep the biergarten dream alive.
Albert's Schloss and our friends at Paulaner invite you to experience a modern take on the original biergartens of Bavaria. Complete with full floral installations, cocktails in bloom AND and some very special summer guest biers...
Pronounced: Chauffeur + ah + (The) Hoff + ah!
As you might’ve guessed it’s from Germany, but what might surprise you is that it’s the world’s first wheat and grapefruit bier made from 50% Schofferhofer Hefeweizen blended with 50% grapefruit juice. 100% natural ingredients make this a must try guest bier for summer 2017.
The Chilly Pilly. Now even colder!
Our fresh, unpasteurised tank bier, Pilsner Urquell is delivered direct from the brewery in the Czech Republic every week. From this summer we are serving it extra cold. We are freezing all our tankards to serve the freshest and coldest pint this side of the Danube. PROST!
'The Imperial Belgian returns...'
The definitive example of a Belgian wit beer. A mellow, hazy light yellow body, citrus palette and a luxurious snow white head.
Our passion for heritage pilsners, lagers, dunkels direct from the the finest brew houses in Europe earn our title as the UKs first bonafide Bier Palace.
23rd May 2017
Inspired by the original biergärtens of Bavaria, the lavish garden parties of the Victorian bourgeois and the quintessential British summertime. We officially declare the 2017 Garten Season open!
To celebrate we've created some beautiful floral installations, seasonal biers and artisan schnapps. But perhaps most refreshing are 2017 Garten inspired cocktail liste. All garten cocktails are just £5 between 4-7pm daily this summer.
'The Crowning glory'
Above. 1800 Reposado tequila, pink grapefruit juice, lime. Crowned with a grapefruit foam. If in doubt. Go for glory.
'Delicate, floral and refinedt'
The Viola Garten, pictured above - is a long cooling cocktail that’s fresh, delicate and perfumed. West Winds Sabre gin, crème de violette, lemon juice, tonic syrup topped with soda.
'Gloriously refreshing '
Zubrówka vodka, Ferdinand Dry Riesling liquor, Mr William Fox kiwi syrup, apple juice, lime, soda, kiwi, mint. Refreshing.
'Sweet and sublime'
Please, all rise for the new quintessential summer martini... The Kokonut Martini.
Koko Kanu coconut rum, Absolut Vanilia vodka, lime, pineapple, coconut cream topped with a dark cherry.
'Trust In Fizz'
Joining our flamboyant troop of sparkling cocktails is the Eldeflower Royale. Popping with floral notes, fresh berries bring some serious fizzy showbiz...Chin-chin!
'APRES WORKING DRINKING EVERY DAY 4PM — 7PM'
What's more all our new creations are just five English pounds from 4-7pm everyday ...See you in ze Garten
Love Albert x
13th May 2017
To herald the Spring Bank Holiday, we've put together a bloomin' marvellous weekend of pure springtime debauchery. So join us as Albert goes into bloom.
First things first, our new drinks menu will come into fruition on Thursday 25th May. Inspired by the original Bavarian Bier Gartens and the lavish royal garden parties of yore .
May we invite you to indulge on the fruits of our seasonal labour with refreshing concoctions coupled with stunning floral installations, botanicals and all the usual nature stuff to bring in the new season.
So Schloss will be bloomin' - but we’re not just gonna sit on hay bails and get drunk though are we? Lord no… We’ve arranged for some lovely people to serenade you throughout the course of these mystical festivities.
Every Thursday we like to start the weekend early and at the same time showcase some of our favourite talent.
Manchester's first jazz manouche non-purists, Gypsies of Bohemia (pictured above) are an acoustic group who perform modern pop favourites like you've never heard them before.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, the band capture all the Parisienne charm and sophistication of the Hot Club de France whilst putting their own unique spin on hits by everyone from Britney to Bruce to Blondie, and maybe even some Iron Maiden. You can listen to them here
Our resident DJs love your ears. And you should love theirs too. Our crack squad of music dream weavers are tried, tested AND true.
Thy metaphorical rug will be cut and there shall be music-based revelry that will shock, amuse and astound.
The 9-barrelled Balkan-to-Brooklyn brass-boosted bounce that straddles genres and defies convention! They play the world regularly and there’s a damn good reason. The most fun you can have with horns. Prepare to sweat.
A fat dollop of boogie-woogie blues with wild keys and sing along vocals. Tom Seal and his crew have been heaped in praise by such luminaries as Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Anderson and Jamie ‘Jazz pants’ Cullum.
Leader of the huge, infamous Levelz outfit from Mancunia. Nothing much needs to be said but here goes anyway...
Rich Reason continues to be one of the most booked DJs in the North West, as well as busy promoting his HIT & RUN night in Manchester, York and Preston and working on beats in his spare moments. Never content with spinning just the one genre he weaves together everything from jazz to jungle, from dub to dancehall to dubstep - always with one foot firmly on the dancefloor.
His skills have led him to play everywhere from LA to Sao Paolo, and from Paris to Budapest, as well as sets on BBC 1Xtra and at nearly all of the major UK Festivals.
He has been resident at the world-famous Warehouse Project since it opened in 2006, playing the very 1st set on the opening night before Public Enemy, as well as APE which continues to set the standard for large scale raves in the UK.
Not content with promoting said session, he also lays claim to a hugely respected career as touring DJ, and still finds time for LEVELZ, the celebrated 14-strong collective of MCs, record players, and beat purveyors who represent the cutting edge of a local scene that has rarely seen healthier days.
The Schloss Haus Band will be bringing the roof down throughout the night as they do every single weekend. T.is bank holiday weekend we’re celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the one and only Cannes Film Festival. (AKA, Basically the swankiest movie-do around). Time to get well la-de-dah
It shall be a cocktail-fuelled comedy cavalcade of Silver Screen glamour. We’re going big baby, garden disco big.
Rounding off the weekend is something we call Sunday Service. We serve the best brunch you've ever had until 2pm. Then we serve the best roast you've ever had until 10pm. That's not all though. We have yet another fully packed day of stuff to make you happy. Oh yeah and don't forget it's a bank holiday so work can absolutely do one tomorrow.
Yep you read that right. We get an actual real Gospel choir to play and they raise the god damn (whoops) roof every single time.
Repent your sins and indulge yourself in seventh day heaven (An intermediate clapping skill is beneficial.)
To redeem your potentially fragile and hungover soul we call on the amazingly talented and all round good egg DJ Paulette to soundtrack your Sunday. She is Manchester DJ royalty. We love her, You will love her (No refunds for unreciprocated love.)
Our resident Jazz cats fronted by the angelic voiced Lucie Rice will be on hand to bring the swing while you wrestle with hair of the dog.
Our resident Disc Jockey Will Tramp shall be in charge of the Schloss turntables and that means you're in safe hands. We entrust him to weave dreams at the loom of your musical mind. Expect everything from Disco, Hip Hop, House, 80s Soul Jams, Dad rock to Old school Garage. He knows how to bring the party and bring the party he shall.
Listen to his mixes here
The Rush are our special live guests this evening and they don't half smash out a decent cover. Singing along while stood on a table is potentially mandatory.
Have a butchers here.
Love Albert x...
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