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3rd March 2014
Raben-Bräu in Kallenhardt closed at the end of August. (Rosi Kagert)
Michels Eichsfelder Braumanufaktur is a new microbrewery in the village of Hüpstedt. It's housed in part of the Deutschen Kaiser pub and the first beers appeared in September. (Rosi Kagert)
2nd March 2014
The brewery at the Eisenharzer Brauhaus is now up-and-running. In addition to their own five beers a dozen or so from Camba Bavaria are also available.
North-west of Bad Füssing, the tiny hamlet of Eitlöd now has a very smart-looking brewpub with equipment from Kaspar Schulz. Die Hecke opened on 1st December.
The tap of Bräuwerck in Neudrossenfeld is now open but it will be a month or two before the first house-brewed beers are available. In the meantime, they're being brewed by Kohlenmühle in Neustadt/Aisch.
The tiny Gruthaus brewery opened as planned in Münster at the start of October. Despite the name, Grut will not be commercially available due to the expense of persuading the local environmental health officer that the herbs involved are safe for consumption. A range of only slightly more conventional beers are produced on a very small scale and sold in a few local bars. Draught beer is only available at The James.
1st March 2014
Yes, I know. Sorry. There will be much more to come over the next few days.
It has been confirmed brewing has ceased at Schloßbrauerei Blumenthal, near Aichach. They now get their Kellerbier made at Boandlbräu in Oberbernbach and other beers from Kühbach. (Rosi Kagert)
As expected, brewing ceased in Luckenwalde towards the end of 2012 but the brand has been bought by the owner of the Hartmannsdorfer Brauhaus (see Penig, below). (Rosi Kagert)
A contender for the smallest brewpub in Germany (there are just four seats), Braustil opened in the Nordend district of Frankfurt in mid-January. There were three beers available on my visit eleven days after it opened with a fourth being brewed. More seating is available outside.
Marktbräu in Neuwied closed in September. (Dave Waldron)
Perhaps against the odds, Peniger Spezialitätenbrauerie has been bought the owner of Hartmannsdorfer Brauhaus and is expected to resume brewing, albeit on a much smaller scale than previously. Filling will be done in Hartmannsdorf. (Rosi Kagert)
Demmert in Neuendorf stopped brewing circa 2011 and the tap closed at least a year ago. In the period between the end of brewing and closure of the pub beers came from Braumanufaktur in Potsdam. (Rosi Kagert)