Lorelei Features German Lagers, Wines, Big Pretzels, and Desserts (Wed., 12/16/20)

The long-stemmed tulip glass has a pour of Einbecker Winter-Bock, a German doppelbock. In the stein is the Únětické Pivo 12°, a Czech lager. Notice East Liberty Presbyterian Church reflected on the tulip glass.

The long-stemmed tulip glass has a pour of Einbecker Winter-Bock, a German doppelbock. In the stein is the Únětické Pivo 12°, a Czech lager. Notice East Liberty Presbyterian Church reflected on the tulip glass.

Lorelei, like the mythical German siren for which the restaurant is named, is tough to resist. It serves imported lagers, wine, Alpine cocktails, and house-made food, such as pretzels, sausage sandwiches, and cake. “In the craft beer resurgence, the lager has largely been left behind,” Peter Kurzweg, co-owner and beer director, said. Although Lorelei initially specialized in lagers from Germany and the Czech Republic, it now sells a variety of local, national, and international brews. It opened Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Werner Building, partly where The Livermore, a cocktail bar, used to be. Independent Hospitality Group kept the old Livermore space as a cocktail bar and turned the adjacent room into a beer hall. See our full story. The group also owns Independent Brewing Company and Hidden Harbor. 124 South Highland Ave., East Liberty. (CM)

Lorelei pretzel.

Lorelei pretzel.