purgeist beer bottle


distilled from Bavarian Märzen beer

pürgeist bierbrand is a distillation of craft-brewed German Märzen beer that is aged in a chestnut cask. The result is a rare and unique spirit that is somewhat akin to Scotch, but rightly occupies a category all its own.

We have turned back the clock and revived the German tradition of distilling beer. pürspirits introduces old-school bavarian bierbrand.

The secret to distilling pürgeist bierbrand lies in our fine beer, brewed according to the German Reinheitsgebot, and generations of experience!
Exceptional quality is guaranteed by excluding anything but 4 ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast, and alpine spring water. In contrast to commercially mass produced liquors, pürgeist bierbrand is small batch distilled in traditional copper pot stills to extract all the beer’s nuances. New barrels impart a luminous golden color and add chestnut notes to the bierbrand’s fine maltiness.


lekking ground by Erika Frey

  • 1 ½ oz Black Grouse
  • ½ oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • 1 oz fresh bergamot juice
  • ½ oz Earl Grey syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.

the curious envelope by Diana Krell, Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany

  • 1 ½ pürgeist bierbrand
  • ½ Zucca
  • ½ Cocchi Americano
  • 2 dashes orange citrate bitters

Stir and serve in an old fashioned glass with ice cubes. Garnish with flamed orange peel.

penal code 32 by Keli Rivers, Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany

  • 1 ¾ Dry Rye Gin
  • 1 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ½ oz SHF raspberry gum syrup

Stir over ice and garnish with an orange peel.

rhone river shandy by Summer Jane Bell

  • 2 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz fennel infused honey syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and pour in a Collins glass over fresh ice. Top with Pilsner and a fennel frond.

1724 from LUPEC SF

  • 1 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • 1 oz cognac
  • ½ oz amaro
  • ½ oz orange curacao
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Stir and serve with an orange twist.

wench’s brew by Lucia Creed Gonzales, Flora, Oakland

  • 2 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz Cent’Anni Chocolate Chili Syrup
  • ¼ oz agave nectar
  • 1-1 ½ oz Sessions Black Ale

Shake and double strain into an old fashioned glass with ice and top with Sessions Black Ale to taste. Garnish with a lime wheel.

yorkville by Courtney Randall

  • 2 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ½ oz Cocchi Americano
  • ¼ oz Bonal
  • 1 dash celery bitters

In an ice-filled mixing glass, stir the ingredients. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

feria by Meryll Cawn

  • 1 oz Pisco Oro quebranta
  • 1 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ¼ oz Bonal
  • 1 squeeze of a lemon
  • ginger beer

Build over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Top with ginger beer.

the purity of her principles by A.J. Rathbun, author of 'Good Spirits'

  • 1½ oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • 1 oz Benedictine
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • dash of Regan's orange bitters

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Add all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

bavarian manhattan

  • 2 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • ½ oz sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes, stir well, strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

drop of poison by Thomas Bondesson, Little Red Bistro, Seattle

  • 1 ½ oz Bulleit Bourbon
  • ½ oz pür∙geist bierbrand
  • ¼ oz Cherry Heering
  • Laphroaig float

Stir, served up with heavy orange zest.

jamesy by Alicia Russ, Tini Bigs, Seattle

  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • ½ oz pür∙geist bierbrand
  • ½ oz Navan
  • ½ oz Ramazotti amaro
  • 1 dash old fashioned orange bitters

Stir over ice, garnish with orange peel.

on the road by Aleko Lilly, Barrio, Seattle

  • 1 ½ oz Famous Grouse Blended Scotch
  • 1 oz pur Bierbrand
  • ½ oz Licor 43
  • dash Scrappy's Cardamom Bitters
Stir and strain into cocktail glass, lemon peel garnish.

luxe by Miles Thomas, Tavern Law, Seattle

  • ½ oz Scrappy’s Gomme Syrup (alternatively simple syrup)
  • 1 ½ oz pürgeist bierbrand

Stir in a rocks glass filled with ice cubes and finish with

  • 2 dashes of Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters

Garnish with orange zest.

improved bierbrand cocktail by Evan Martin, Naga, Bellevue WA

  • 2 oz pürgeist bierbrand
  • 2 dashes Maraschino liqueur
  • ¼ oz gomme syrup
  • 1 dash Jerry Thomas Bitters
  • 1 dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.