The Lager

Weidmann German Lager… grab some, grab your mates.

German beer has been brewed in accordance with the purity law for over 500 years. Using the four ingredients prescribed in this law. A German saying loosely translated as ‘Hops and malt for beer, may God preserve them here’ alludes to the basic ingredients used in beer brewing.

These ingredients were laid down in the ‘purity law’ in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt in 1516. The purity law requires that ‘nothing other than barley, hops and water be used’ to produce beer. The importance of yeast was not known at the time and was added later.

Brewed in accordance with the Purity Law, Weidmann reflects quality, tradition and excellent taste.

This all-natural beer using fresh hops, barley malt & pure water is fully balanced with dry but crisp, bitter undertones. Clean, smooth and perfectly structured.

In a 330ml can and with a 4.2% abv, this pilsner is easy to drink, refreshing and even a bit thirst-quenching. Be sure to have one on a nice summer day, or even on a winter night, it will always be Perfekte!



Brewed in accordance with the Purity Law, Weidmann reflects quality, tradition and excellent taste.



The Brewery

We know all about beer, beer is our business


UDB was created in 1968 by Allied Breweries through the merger of two of the oldest breweries in Holland: ‘De Drie Hoefijzers’ in Breda, of which the roots go back to 1538 and ‘De Oranjeboom’ in Rotterdam, established in 1671.


In 2008, UDB was carved out from AB Inbev and became an independent company again.


“…We know all about beer. Beer is our business. Since the founding of our first brewery in 1538 in The Netherlands, we have been serving our beers to consumers all over the world.


Through the centuries, we have developed from a classical brewery into an independent supplier of all major European beer styles. United Dutch Breweries has created and uses its own high-quality brewery network throughout Europe…”

The Experience

This classic German meal of pork knuckle and potato dumplings is easy enough to replicate at home.

Enjoy it as you would at a Bavarian beer garden, with a cold glass of Weidmann. Perfekte!

Bavarian-style pork knuckle with potato dumplings

Main Ingredients

  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 200 g celeriac, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 4 small pork knuckles
  • 300 ml dark ale
  • dark gravy thickener, as required
Potato Dumplings Ingredients
  • 1 kg starchy potatoes
  • 150 g plain flour, more if required
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to garnish


1. Heat the oven to 190°C (210°C in a fan oven), 375°F, gas 5.

2. In a large pot bring 2.5 litres water to the boil and season with salt. Add the carrots, celeriac, leek, onion, bay leaves and spices and re-boil.

3. Place the meat in the boiling broth and simmer on a low heat for approx. an hour and 15 minutes. Scoop of the foam that rises to the top in the beginning.

4. Remove the meat from the broth and pierce the crust with a knife. Place the knuckles in a roasting tin and roast for an hour to 90 minutes. During the first 30 minutes baste the meat every so often with the ale. During the last 10 minutes turn on the grill to make the meat crispy. If necessary add some water from the broth to the roasting tin.

5. To make the dumplings boil the potatoes in their skins in saltwater for approx. 25 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly, then peel them and put them through a potato ricer. Add the eggs, a pinch of nutmeg, some salt and two-thirds of the flour and knead into a fluffy, easily malleable dough. If necessary, work in some more flour.

6. With floury hands, shape the dough into portions. Place the dumplings in boiling saltwater and cook without a lid on a low heat for approx. 20 minutes

7. Remove the meat from the roasting tin and loosen the juice from the dish with some ale or water. If necessary add some gravy thickener and season with salt and ground black pepper.

8. Remove the dumplings from the water with a draining spoon and serve the meat with the dumplings and the gravy. Garnish with parsley.


Do not throw away the broth used to cook the meat in. Sieve it, remove the fat and then either freeze it or pour into a preserving jar whilst still hot. This broth is a rich stock which can be used as a basis for stews or as stock for roast pork.