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14th April 2014
The Barfüßer chain has plans to expand further with new brewpubs in Reutlingen and Weißenhorn (see Bayern, below).
One of several new breweries under construction by Kaspar Schulz of Bamberg is Brauerei Weller in Erlangen. It revives the name of a brewery closed in 1911.
Barfüßer's Weißenhorn brewpub will be on Kirchplatz, close to the no longer brewing Hasen.
The last day of April should see a new brewery open at Zukunft Ostkreuz, a bar and cinema in Friedrichshain. First brew was three weeks ago. (Rosi Kagert)
As expected, Brewbaker moved to the new location a mile or so north of the old one soon after Christmas.The tap in the Arminius Markthalle remains.
Brauerei Heldenblut has now opened in the very leafy Treptow-Köpenick district of Karolinenhof. (Sascha Bruns & Rosi Kagert)
Yet another new brewery is on the horizon. Buddelship Brauerei will be a little more off the beaten track than most, in the northern Eimsbüttel borough. (Sascha Bruns)
As anticipated, Hofbrauhaus Arolsen ceased brewing a few months ago, bringing to an end 882 years of brewing.
Brauerei Dörr in Michelstadt is now known as Michelstädter Bier.
The Hanau suburb of Wilhelmsbad has had a brewery for the last year. Wilhelmsbader Hof Bräu is at the Wilhelmsbader Hof, a stables and restaurant close to the palace. typically, they had closed for an impromptu rest day when I attempted to visit recently. (Alex Deuerlein)
Kaspar Schulz are in the process of building a brewery for the Hofschänke in Wagenfeld.
Guenther Heinzel informs me that Radat's in Dortmund claimed to be brewing when he visited last month but he could see no direct evidence of this. They have previously displayed a tiny brew plant in one corner of the market. I have sent them an email in the hope of discovering more.
Almost un-noticed by the wider world, a part-time micro has been in operation in Handewitt (close to Flensburg) for several years. Brauerei Milster produces just the one beer, a Pils. It is available at Thomi's restaurant on a nearby retail park. (Alex Deuerlein)
13th April 2014
Ditzingen is once again home to a Wichtel. The original brewpub opened there in 1989 but closed 20 years later when the lease expired. The new incarnation opened the week before Christmas and is opposite the town hall, 500m or so from the earlier former location. (Alex Deuerlein)
It would seem Schwalben Bräu in Ingolstadt is merely a beer commissioner, not a brewery. (Alex Deuerlein)
Waakirchen has a shiny new micro. Hoppebräu operates out of Markus Hoppe's garage. (Sebastian Spindler)
One of the sexier-looking breweries to open in recent time is Duderstädter Braumanufaktur, located in the cellar of the rather swanky Hotel zum Löwen. The three beers (branded 'Heimatliebe') are already available in four other outlets. (Alex Deuerlein)
Bannas Bier has been available since last summer although the brewery is still under construction. The brewery will be in Lohmühle, a miniscule hamlet south of Wildeshausen. In the meantime, the beers are being made elsewhere in the region. (Alex Deuerlein)
12th April 2014
The Alter Kelter in Lampertheim does indeed appear to have stopped brewing, as evidenced by its removal from the local Kurpfälzer Bierstraße website. (Alexander Thamm)
11th April 2014
Brauzentrum Blaubeuren of Sonderbuch now has a second outlet in Ulm. Bräustüble Pumator is at Ulmergasse 6. (Patrick Waters)
The Innstadt brewery in Passau ceased production on 1st January. All beers are now made at nearby Hacklberg, the two having shared distribution since 2011. The brewing equipment has already been dismantled and sold... (Rosi Kagert).
Söhnel Bräu has now opened in the south-western district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, close to Potsdam. (Thomas Furche)
Dienstedt is now home to a small brewery. The Bierseiderei is located at Zur Schmiede, a small transport caff on the B87. Be warned it only opens during the week and closes very early. (Thomas Furche)
The village of Frankenroda has a nanobrewery in the shape of Scheunenbrauerei Langlotz, a.k.a. Erwisch Bräu. Former professional brewer Wolfgang Langlotz resumed brewing in 2005 as a hobby but does now sell his beer. Brew length is a mere 60 litres. (Thomas Furche).
10th April 2014
First mentioned on this website as long ago as October 2009, it seems Rega Bräu in Waibstadt has finally gone commercial. Started as a hobby in 1989, for many years the beers were only available to residents of the owner's holiday apartment. The brewery was substantially upgraded in 2009 and a bottle filler installed the following year. It appears beers have been on open sale since last year although you will need to call in advance to be arrange a visit. (Alexander Thamm)
Back in the summer of 2011 I mentioned the Zech Stuben in Gessertshausen, tap of the Schimple brewery, may have closed. Well, it has, although closure did not happen until last August. (Peter Sherwood)
Good news from Großhesselohe where the Isartaler Brauhaus reopened in November. Beer currently comes from the Hacker-Pschorr-Bräuhaus in München but new plant is on order and is due to be installed next month, Brewing is expected to resume on site from the end of June so expect the first beer some time in August. (Roman Drüg)
There is possibly a new micro in Hamburg. I suspect the sole beer from Von Freude is made on someone else's kit and would be grateful to hear one way or the other. (David Hughes).
There is a microbrewery to report in Rimbach. Weschnitztaler Braumanufaktur currently produces three beers. (Alexander Thamm)
Bad news from Bad Zwischenahn where the Fröhlich Meer-Brauerei has closed following a fire at the adjacent hotel and tap on 31st January. The business had been closed since last summer due to flood damage. (Sascha Bruns, Rosi Kagert)
The Mashsee Brauerei should be opening this month in Hannover. (Rosi Kagert)
Does anyone know anything about Rudat in Dortmund? Rumour has it this large drinks market may now be brewing although their website makes no mention of this. I strongly suspect their beer (Dortmunder Lager) is made elsewhere. (David Hughes).
There is a new brewery in Sausenheim, near Grünstadt. BrauArt Sausenheim is run by Markus Adler and Mathias Krämer who clearly believe the best way to get a foothold in this vinuous region is to make highly-hopped ales of 7%. They may be onto something. (David Hughes)
In the absence of a reply from the owner of Vereinsbrauerei Artern (see 27th October update) and with further info from Thomas Furche stating he believe it has closed, I shall declare it so. I would love to be proved wrong.
25th March 2014
Since earlier this month Kißlegger Kellerbräu has been on sale at the Schlosskeller in sunny Kißlegg. The three beers may also be available at the sister Hotel-Gasthof Ochsen. (Rosi Kagert)
Brewing has resumed at the former Charly Bräu in Augsburg in the guise of Auxburg City Brewery. Beers are bottled up the road at Thorbräu. The tap is now known as BOB's and specialises in steak and wood-fired pizza. (Paul Jeffrey)
It appears the Alter Kelter in Lampertheim may have stopped brewing. At the very least, Roman Drüg reports they now appear to open only for partys. Further information would be welcome.
The acclaimed restaurant Im Eichwälchen in the south-western Duisburg suburb of Mündelheim has had a picobrewery since July. Known as Quercus, annual output is estimated at less than 50hl. Needless to say, the beers are only available at the restaurant which is in a wood close to the Rhein and even closer to the HKM Steelworks. (Knut Hansen)
According to Paul Lockwood, Gens Bräu / Bowling Center in Minden does now appear to be brewing.
Petrusbräu has been operating in Trier since December. The three beers are available direct from the brewery and are also sold in a couple of shops. (Paul Lockwood & Marco Ottawa)
Brauerei Blechschmidt in Treuen does in fact have a small tap. It is tucked-away in a corner of their drinks market and shares its hours - Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00 & Sat 08.00-12.00. (Paul Lockwood)