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3rd September 2014

BAYERN

Brewing was suspended at Pürner in Etzelwang two years ago, apparently due to the local health department insisting on prohibitively expensive upgrades. The beers are now made at Sperber in nearby Sulzbach-Rosenberg. (Paul Lockwood)

Café BBISS, home of the Gersthofer Brauhaus, was acquired by the BOB's of Augsburg earlier this year. According to staff at their Augsburg-Oberhausen branch (home of Auxburg City Brewery), brewing ceased at the same time.

I have somehow omitted to include the tiny Braumanufaktur Lippert in Lichtenfels until now. A former hobby brewer, Markus Lippert still brews in the shed at the bottom of his garden. You can buy his beers direct from source (by appointment) or from the excellent Bauernladen (farm shop) in the centre of town which has a few tables outside in warm weather.

NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN

Opladen's Brauhaus Aloysianium has closed after barely a year due to financial problems.