Becher-Bräu

bayreuth becher bräu exterior
St. Nikolausstraße 25
95445 Bayreuth
Tel: 0921-68993
www.becherbraeu.de

Bayreuth Station 2.6 km/limited bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Tuesday
Daily from 10

Output: 1000 HL

Founded in 1781, Becher-Bräu is the oldest brewery in Bayreuth and remains perhaps the most like its original self of the once proud legion of breweries in a town now more famous for the Richard Wagner Festival. Sadly, it’s probably less visited than the more commercial breweries and even those that no longer brew but put airs on that they do. This is due to its location a bit on the outskirts of town but it’s well worth the 2.5 km walk even if there’s not anything else to see out there aside from the brewing vessels.

On our first visit, we enjoyed both the food and beer despite the circumstances. It was a cool night and we’d arrived a little later than hoped for. Even though we were staying next to Brauerei Maisel, we’d made the effort to go to Becher-Bräu as we only had the one night in town. The restaurant inside was packed and there was no chance of a seat but we decided to sit outside as we’d come a long way and we weren’t the only ones out there.

Kalterbraten & Schweinebraten with Baggers

We started with a couple of the unfiltered Pils and it was quite good so were excited to have a Dunkles as it was the beer we’d come for.  When our food came, the waitress explained the Dunkles was only available in bottles so I got one. It was great and my wife wanted one of her own but on asking for it, the waitress said the one I’d just drunk was the last one.  Needless to say, we were a bit disappointed.
The Kalterbraten (cold roast pork) plate and Schweinebraten (roast pork) with Baggers (potato pancakes) were quite good.

the empty interior & brewing kettles through the windows

We finally got back on a sunny day when we stopped for lunch on our way back to Munich from Saxony. It was glorious and this time around the interior was empty. We sat outside and were happy to hear the Dunkles was on tap. I have a very nice roast duck and my wife had Roulade, a meal she is quite picky with. Both were excellent as was the Dunkles. It was so good, it warranted getting a six to go.

a great roast duck & finally the Dunkles on tap!

I didn’t have time to resample the Kräusen Pils but the food was so good, it’s likely we won’t wait as long for our third visit.

Beers: Original, Kräusen Pils, Mann’s Dunkel on tap.

Beer calendar:
Volksfestbier on Whit Sunday
Bockbier Anstich is the beginning of October
Weihnachtsfestbier from the middle of November
Kirchweih is the 3rd Sunday in September

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