Gordon Biersch As far as the beer went, they would serve only authentic German-style lagers in the tradition of the ones Dan brewed while attending Weihenstephan-the most renowned brewing school in the world. They would brew with only the finest ingredients. Hallertauer hops. Two row barley. And a special yeast strain imported directly from Germany. They'd brew it fresh and serve it cold. And what do you know, it worked. Together Dan and Dean opened the first Gordon Biersch brewery restaurant in Palo Alto in 1988. Since then, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants have opened across the United States, with a recent opening of a Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan. Gordon Biersch serves authentic German style beers. The Gordon Biersch menu consists of appetizers and entrees influenced by a variety of cuisines, all designed to complement Dan's signature lager beer.