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31st January 2015

BAYERN

The tiny Brauerei Förster in Feuerthal stopped brewing several years ago. (Christoph Pinzl)

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

The brewing equipment from Brauhaus Schillerbad in Lüdenscheid has been sold to Belgium and was removed several weeks ago. Future beers, possibly under the Lüdenscheider name, are expected to be brewed in either Neuss or Monschau. (Peter Kuppers)

 

24th January 2015

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Krokodil in Trossingen has been brewing since last year. (Sascha Bruns)

BAYERN

Closed last year, Bürgerbräu Wolnzach has been bought by American brewery Urban Chestnut. One of the latter's owners, Florian Kuplent, is originally from the Wolnzach region. (Sascha Bruns)

BERLIN

Yet another new brewery will open soon in the Mitte district. The Circus Hostel has installed brewing equipment in the Katz & Maus bar and I believe the first beer has been brewed. (Ludger Berges, Sascha Bruns, Rosi Kagert)

A visit to Georgbræu on Wednesday found the brewer hard at work so, if brewing did cease, it has certainly resumed. (Rosi Kagert).

 

10th January 2015

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

Volker Quante visited Brauerei Morsbachtal in Wuppertal-Cronenberg on Wednesday and discovered it has closed. The equipment was sold to a London brewery in 2013.

 

9th January 2015

BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Schlossbrauerei Aulendorf has moved from its old location in a former butchers shop on Bachstraße. Appropriately, the brewery is now in part of the Schloß, in a rather impressive-looking vaulted hall. There is also now an adjacent tap, occupying was was previously the Hofgarten restaurant.

BAYERN

Brauhaus Schweinfurt has been declared insolvent. It is hoped an investor can be found before the end of February.

 

8th January 2015

BERLIN

Beers from the hard to find Heldenblut can sometimes be encountered at Dunmore Cave in Neukölln. (Ludger Berges)

Following advice from Ludger Berges I have decided to treat Schoppe Bräu and Südstern as two companies using the same brewery on an equal footing rather than one brewery with a cuckoo / client brewer, rather like Beck / Haake-Beck and Paulaner / Hacker-Pschorr. If anything, it would seem Südstern is the client. Feel free to tell me why I may be wrong.

 

7th January 2015

BAYERN

Giesinger Bräu has finally made the short move to their new brewery and tap opposite the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche in München. (Dave Waldron)

BERLIN

Plans for a brewery at Söhnel Werft in Wannsee have been abandoned. (Ludger Berges)

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

It will come as no surprise to regular readers that Bowling Center Minden has ceased brewing. Gens Bräu is no more. (Rosi Kagert)

ALL AT SEA...

Yet another AIDA cruise ship with a brewery is under construction. The AIDAprima is scheduled for a June launch. (Paul Lockwood)

 

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