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German restaurant The Village Lanterne to serve housemade beers in Lindenhurst

The Village Lanterne in Lindenhurst is now serving

The Village Lanterne in Lindenhurst is now serving its own beer. Credit: Doug Young

The Village Lanterne, long a destination for German cuisine, will start pouring its own brews to go with the fare on May 27.

“Pilsner, dunkel, hefeweizen,” said owner Thomas Lorch, citing the initial beers to go on tap. They’ll be made on the premises and cost $7.50 for a half liter.

Dunkel is a dark lager; hefeweizen, a light wheat beer; and pilsner, a pale lager. Lorch added that at full capacity his establishment will be able to produce 20 kegs of beer.

He expected the taps to start flowing toward the “end of the day,” about 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. Once they get going, the beers will be available all day. The styles were chosen because they’re traditional and food-friendly, Lorch said.

The Village Lanterne’s specialties include sauerbraten, wursts, Wiener schnitzel, beef rouladen, stuffed cabbage, chicken Stroganoff, Hungarian goulash, stuffed pretzel rolls, creamed herring, spaetzle with ham and sauerkraut, Bavarian meatballs, potato pancakes, and sandwiches of leberkase, Westphalian ham, liverwurst, and a bratwurst Reuben.

The Village Lanterne, 155 N. Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst; 631-225-1690;