Bierhaus Maisschäler (bierhauslnk.com) opened its doors seven months ago and has only been gaining popularity since. Bierhaus is the third Kinkaider location in downtown Lincoln. Each Kinkaider spot specializes in a different concept: this time, an authentic German beer hall.
Kinkaider’s newest location, Bierhaus Maisschäler, is a German-style old-world pub. This is Kinkaider’s third location. Kinkaider owns the Kinkaider Taproom on 207 N 7th and Sideshow Spirits at 1630 P St.
Maisschäler translates to ‘corn peeler,’ making Bierhaus Maisschäler the closest translation to The Cornhusker Bar after the Nebraska Huskers football team.
Bierhaus serves a small-limited menu including soft pretzels from a Bavarian Bakehouse in Texas and some German sausage that Bierhaus cases themselves off-site. You won’t find your typical domestic beers here, since they only serve authentic German beer.
“[Our best seller] The Stag, which is our German Pilsner and it’s super light,” Dibbern said. “Sometimes when we have out-of-town fans, from like Oklahoma, they come in and will ask for a Michelob Ultra, a Busch Light, Bud Light or Coors, and we always tell them we have our Stag, German Pilsner and it does the job.”
Walking into Bierhaus Maisschäler transports you to a pub in Germany. Dibbern describes the atmosphere as an old-world pub mixed with a modern American feel.
“When we opened we were in full get up,” Dibbern said. “We were in lederhosen and dirndl and then we started thinking, this may not be the most comfortable for day-to-day.”
Bierhaus offers the Bierklub which is an annual fee but includes your own locker with your name engraved, a bottle of whiskey, a member-exclusive tumbler, and several other monthly perks. Each member of the Bierhaus Klub gets their name engraved in a locker. The lockers are limited and are becoming more in demand. Bierhaus has 300 lockers for the Bierklub. For those looking for a little exclusively, once you walk into Bierhaus you are met with rows of lockers for their club members. Monthly perks include special sausage cured from Bierhaus, a mini beer boot, a gift card or a 50% off coupon for a bottle of Sideshow Spirits product.
You can find out more about the Bierklub at www.bierhauslnk.com/product-page/corporate-bierklub-membership.
Bierhaus is open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.