Sunday, April 21, 2013

Erlangen Brings Back an Old Brewery (Weller Bier)

3x11 im Glas

In May of 2011, I was attending Erlangen's annual Bergkirchweih beer fest. We were staying at a gasthaus in Bubenreuth, just north of Erlangen. They were featuring a new beer called Weller Bier to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the closing of the old Weller Bier brewery. It was a good beer, to my taste, similar to the city's major brewery, Kitzmann, and better than the other brewery in town, Steinbach.

Here is the information (in German) on the recreation of Weller Bier by a descendant of the original Weller who owned the brewery.

                                                           Weller Bierkrug neu

The brewery's address is 17 Theaterplatz. I assume that this reopening was not temporary. The brewery apparently is producing limited quantities served in certain restaurants in the area. I will be back in Erlangen in September and will investigate this further-if you get my drift.

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