Beerwurst or Bierwurst is a German cooked, smoked Brühwurst sausage originally from Bavaria, with a garlicky flavor and dark red color; it is seasoned with black peppercorns, paprika, and mustard seeds for flavor.
The meat is partially cured and then made into the sausage with the other ingredients, after which, the sausage is further cured, smoked and then blanched. It is usually sold as sandwich meat.
Unsmoked, fresh Bierwurst will last for two days in the refrigerator while precooked beerwurst will last for 5-7 days. Contrary to the name, Bierwurst does not contain any beer, but rather, is eaten as snack with beer. Bierschinken is eaten in a similar way.
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