Brauerei Griess

geisfeld griess exterior
Magdalenenstraße 6
96129 Strullendorf-Geisfeld
Tel: 09505-1624

Strullendorf Station 7 km/Bamberg Station 10 km/irregular bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
Monday, Thursday & Friday from 15:00 to 22:00
Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00 & 15:00 to 22:00
Holidays 15:00 to 22:00

Output: 1000 HL

Founded in 1872 and in the same family ever since, Griess is truly a classic small Franconian marvel. Places like this are disappearing all too fast so try to enjoy them while they are there. It’s a real Mom & Pop operation but in this case, it’s more Grand Mom & Grand Pop. It’s a simple and small place but cozy. I’ll never forget the first time I went. My wife and I walked in soaking like wet rats on a gloomy Saturday. We’d walked from Litzendorf in a steady rain. The old women manning the entire place looked at us like we were a bit crazy to be out in such weather but brought us a couple of their very tasty Kellerbiers promptly. She felt so bad to tell us that hot food was only available on Sundays at lunch. She then said she had just finished a roast pork that was to be cooled down for Kalterbraten (cold sliced pork) but that if we wanted some of that, she’d bring us some. Since we’d eaten something at Brauerei Wagner just up the road, we opted for one portion of it. We were glad we had as it was quite big for €5. It was also absolutely wonderful: by far the best Kalterbraten we’ve ever had. Her husband came in later and from photos I’ve seen, it was the brewer.

cold roast pork on plateA very tasty Kalterbraten & Kellerbier await you at Brauerei Griess

I took my father there last year and was sad to not see the old women again but hopefully she was just not working that late in the evening. We had a mixed meat plate, a Zwetchgenbames (smoked beef) plate and a cheese plate. All were quite good and ample. In fact, we had a hard time finishing them off. The beer was as good as remembered, too.

Mixed platters at Brauerei Griess

With the Griesskeller opening later on Saturdays, I was happy to discover that Brauerei Griess has a nice little Biergarten out back. My recent tour enjoyed it and their Zwetchgenbames.

Beerwanderers enjoying Brauerei Griess

I recently made it to their Bockbieranstich and a marvelous Bock it was. I’ll be sure to make it part of my yearly events in the future!

Beerwanderers enjoying the Griess Bockbieranstich

Beers: Kellerbier, Bockbier

Beer calender:

  • Bockbier from the end of November
  • Summer Fest is the 1st Sunday in August
  • Bockbieranstich is the last Saturday in November

Just up the road is there scenic Griesskeller.

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