Now that the temperatures are starting to rise and the days are getting longer, people are now able to enjoy ice cold beverages outside and in the sun. Nothing beats drinking outdoors during the warmer months of the year, and beer gardens provide the perfect space and environment to do just that.

A beer garden is an open area outside, usually surrounded by trees, where beer, and oftentimes food, is served. These are very social areas, as beer gardens are meant to create new connections between strangers. But how did beer gardens rise to popularity? Continue reading as we explore the history of beer gardens.

The History of Beer Gardens

Let’s take it back to the 16th-century. During this time, Germans were subjected to the Bavarian Brauordnung, or beer regulations. These regulations put a limit to when brewing industries were allowed to brew beer during the year. Per these laws, beer could not be brewed from May to September. The regulations were implemented for two reasons: 1) the coal fires used to heat breweries’ kettles increased the risk of summer conflagrations, and 2) Bavarians realized that fermenting beer at cooler temperatures made for better tasting product.

In response to the Brauordnung, breweries began storing their beer in cellars so that there would be plenty of brews to cater to the thirsty patrons during the warmer months when beer couldn’t be brewed. These watering holes were the first step to creating what we now know as beer gardens.

Visit Our Beer Garden in Scottsdale

Beer gardens have come a long way since the 16th century, but still withhold the same purpose: serving ice cold beers in an open, community-like area. At Bottled Blonde in Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, you’ll find one of the best beer gardens in the area! We’ve taken modern nods from both the classic Italian kitchen and German bier garden — communal in nature, putting emphasis on beloved recipes, local and craft beer.

Our beer garden has a contemporary twist, though — you’ll find plenty of seating, flat screen televisions, and be able to order the delicious eats we offer on our menu. At Bottled Blonde’s beer garden, you’ll be able to choose from over 20 different domestic, import, and local craft beer! But if beer isn’t your outdoor beverage of choice, we have wine, cocktails, and other options to choose from. We even have frozen margaritas and mules to keep you cool even on the hottest days.

If you are interested in learning more about our beer garden or are interested in making a reservation at Bottled Blonde, contact us today!