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23rd May 2015


The Rhön area of northern Unterfranken is home to another new brewery. Liesbachbräu is in Burgwallbach, near Schönau an der Brend. (Mat Wilson)

Camba Bavaria's second brewery, Camba Old Factory, opens in Gundelfingen today. Bottling will be done in Truchtlaching.

A few miles north of Regensburg is Hainsacker, the village where Hartl Bräu has been active since the start of the year. Four beers were recently available at the Regensburg Craft Bier Festival but I have no information on regular outlets.

The first of three casualties to report is Sonnenbräu of Lichtenberg, thought to have been closed for quite some time. I suspect any beers which may remain will be brewed by Schlossbrauerei Schwarzbach over the border in Thüringen. (Mat Wilson)

Brauhaus Schweinfurt closed at the end of April after the potential investor withdrew. Kulmbacher have bought the rights to the name.

Another, perhaps more surprising casualty. Schneider of Weißenburg stopped brewing last month. They now sell beers from Strauss in Wettelsheim.


Munruffer Bierfabrik opened in Mogendorf last year. (Alex Deuerlein)