German Brewery Tap Guide
I've always considered a brewery's home pub, it's brewery tap, the best place
to sample it's beers. Both the choice and quality of its products should be at
their maximum. They are an obvious first call for any beer-lover visiting an area.
In the couirse of my research, I've come across a fair number of such establishments.
Some, I've visited personally. Far more I know only from the pages of the web.
A lot of the information has been gleaned from the official webpages of the brewery
in question. Exactly where you would expect to find such details. Yet you would
be amazed how many breweries, with extensive websites, make no mention of their
tap. Dinkelacker have a very pleasant one stuck on the front of their brewery
in Stuttgart. You try and find a word about it on their website.
My defintion of a brewery tap is pretty loose. Obviously, it includes pubs built
into the brewery and called Bräustüberl. I also count a Brauerei-Ausschank
in the centre of town whose parent brewery is on a dismal industrial estate.German
brewers not having extensive tied estates. most brewery-run outlets take on some
aspects of a tap, even when located in a distant town. Paulaner's chain of pub-restaurants
is a good example of this.
A brewpub is, by definition some sort of brewery tap. Some of the more recently-established
ones can be a bit dully stylish and not too obviously interested in beer. Other
newcomers are more comitted and worthy of a visit. I've been randomly selective
in this category. I've basically just included what I feel like.
So here you go: a selection of brewery taps, selected purely depending on which
areas of Germany I happen to have researched.
Tel. 08152 - 376-261
Open: Mon - Sun July-Sept: 10:00 - 20:45
Oct-June: 10:00 - 20:00
Number of draught beers: 3
Number of bottled beers: 7
Regular draught beers:
One of two pubs adjacent to the Klosterbrauerei Andechs. An enormous multi-room
pub that seats 500 inside and more than 1000 outside. Problems with rowdy daytrippers
led to the restriction on Doppelbock sales.
Beer about 2.50 a half litre. They have all 7 beers to take away.
Snacks 1.50-3.00 euros
Tel. 08152 - 9309-0
Open: Mon - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Number of draught beers: 7
Number of bottled beers:
Regular draught beers:
Food: Snacks, meals.
The more upmarket of the two pubs by the Klosterbrauerei Andechs. It dates back
to 1438. Snacks 4-8 euros, meals 8-15 euros. Beer 2.80-3.20 a half litre.
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