Danish Brewmaster's Beer Stew (Bryggerens Pilsnergryde)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an old Danish recipe from 1870 - 1880. Originally it was made of smoked fat instead of bacon and vinegar instead of Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut bacon into dices and the potatoes into slices.
  2. Melt butter in a pot and add the sugar. Add bacon and fry until the meat is light brown.
  3. Add the potatoes, beer, Worcestershire sauce and a little water and stir lightly. Add the bay leaves, juniper berries and a little salt and pepper. Let the stew simmer under cover for 20 minutes.
  4. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Most Helpful

ZWT6: Honestly - what's not to love? Beer, Bacon, Potatoes - comfort food in a bowl of stew!! Delish!

Mom2Rose June 06, 2010

I couldn't help myself--I had to throw in some venison. It made a very good stew. I served it up with some dark rye bread--we loved it. Thanks for posting.

Pokey in San Antonio, TX June 13, 2006