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28th April 2016


Nordlingen's Ankerbräu closed at the beginning of the year. Their remaining beers are made at Fürst Wallerstein. (Paul Lockwood)

Brewing had ceased at the Dorfbachstüberl in Ohlstadt by the end of last summer due to the brewer moving to a new job in Pfaffenhofen. (Paul Lockwood)


Berliner Berg Brauerei is up-and-running in Neukölln. The tap opens Thursday to Saturday, evenings only. (Paul Lockwood)


Braustube Bielefelder Biermanufaktur opened in Bielefeld last year.

Brauhaus Bottich in Bottrop changed ownership in February last year and is now an American theme bar. It no longer brews. (Paul Lockwood)

Another to finish brewing is Walder Bräu / Al B'Andy in Solingen. Since November their house beers come from an undisclosed brewery near Koblenz (Paul Lockwood).


Landsberger now has a tap at the brewery, open from 17:00 Tue-Sat. (Paul Lockwood)


2nd April 2016


There is a new brewery to report in Bamberg. Erlkönig is a brewpub in the Gaustadt district, not far from Kaiserdom and apparently owned by a member of the Wörner (Kaiserdom) family. Opened three weeks ago, it is marketed and priced as a CRAFT BEER restaurant. (David Hughes)


Erlenbach, near Fürth (Odenwald), is now home to Brewers Fantasy. (Marcel Alberti)

Göttingen's first brewery since the closure of Göttinger is Scholar, a brewpub in the heart of the old town. (Rosi Kagert).

Just about over the commercial line is Werk II in Rommerode, near Großalmerode. The home built kit is capable of producing 1.3hl at a time. (Rosi Kagert)


Self-styled as Germany's only English brewery, Britannia Beers has opened in Lienen. The beers can be found at The Red Lion in nearby Bad Iburg. (Rosi Kagert)


Karl's Brauhaus in Chemnitz closed at the end of October. Happily, owner Michael Friedrich has since opened Stonewood Braumanufaktur, a microbrewery which occupies part of the former Germania Brauerei on the eastern edge of the city. (David Israel)