Brauerei Josef Greif

Serlbacher Straße 10
91301 Forchheim
Tel: 09191-727920
Opening times:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-11:00
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8.30 to 2:00 PM
Closed Sunday
Forchheim Station 1.3 km
Output: 10000 HL
Founded in 1848, the above photo was the original location on the same road and next to both Neder and Hebendanz on Sattlertorstraße. It ceased brewing in 1953 and moved to a larger location just north of the old town center. It’s still only about 1 kilometer walk so worth checking out the still simple pub sitting next to the brewery.
It’s funny, I’m not entirely sure I made it to the real brewery when I was in Forchheim for the first time in 2003. It was before Google Maps and Smartphones for me. I’d have sworn I was but the photo sure looks more like where I was that hazy in my mind day. I’ve been back to town a couple times but was focusing on the areas around and the Annafest. I did check out the Greif Keller while out there.
As I remember it, it was a small classic one-room boozer and I liked the beer though obviously not enough to be drawn back. To be fair, the opening hours aren’t the most friendly.  I hope to get back soon and I’ll be sure to go to the actual brewery this time. Perhaps, that will jar my memory!
Beers: Greif Edel Pils, Greif Hell, Greif Radler, Greif Capitulare, Greif Lager, Greif Leicht, Greif Weizen Hell, Greif Weizen Dunkel, Greif Bernsteinweizen, Greif Weizen Leicht, Greif Schlöbberla, Greif Zwickl.
Beer calendar:
Annafestbier from the middle of June to the middle of August
Greif Bock from the middle or end of October, while it lasts
Weihnachtsfestbier from the middle of November to the middle of January
Greif-Keller opens the end of April
Altstadtfest is the last weekend of June
Annafest from the Saturday before July 26th
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