“König Rudolf” Beer
“König Rudolf” exhibition beer is brewed by Black Stork craft brewery based in Speyer. Taking its cue from the period the covered by the state exhibition, it is a gruit beer brewed with native herbs, including elderberry, spruce tips, heather, daisies and yarrow.
Brewing with hops was not yet the rule in the Middle Ages. Gruit beers were brewed with various herbs and usually with wild, top-fermenting airborne yeasts. This is why a top-fermenting yeast was added to “König Rudolf” beer too.
Its alcohol content of 5.5% offsets the herbs with a somewhat more robust note at the end.
Available at local retailers, Industriehof Speyer and the museum’s shop and café for € 3.80.
The HabsBURGER: An Imperial Treat
In collaboration with the Speyerer Fleischboutique, two so-called “HabsBURGERS” are available during the exhibition.
“Maximilian’s Best” is a Simmental patty served with strips of Tyrolean bacon, Swiss Bergkäse, lamb’s lettuce, fig puree and a horseradish-mustard sauce on a sesame seed bun.
“Bianca’s Favorite” is a vegetarian alternative with grilled vegetables and a pomegranate-mint sauce.
Available at the Speyerer Fleischboutique (Gilgenstrasse 14) for € 14 and € 13, respectively, starting on November 2, 2022.
Made of Grapes
In collaboration with the Winzerverein Deidesheim, three special edition wines – a 2020 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) (for € 9.90), an Organic Cuvée of Riesling and Gewürztraminer (for € 9.90) and a delicately fruited Sparkling Riesling (for € 10.90) – are available at the Museum Shop during the Habsburg exhibition.
Craft gin distiller “GIN GESANDT3R” in Speyer blended a limited special edition gin with flavors of juniper, lemon and cilantro for the exhibition, which is available at the Museum Shop for € 33.