96129 Roßdorf am Forst
Strullendorf Station 4.5 km/Bamberg Station 9 km/irregular bus service
Daily from 11
Output: 5000 HL
Founded in 1784, the Sauer family has been brewing here ever since. The half-timbered house is their scenic home all year with a cozy interior and ample menu. In summer, their scenic Felsenkeller adds to the small village’s allure.
Their warm brewpub offered us refuge on a cold wet day as we hiked from Litzendorf to Strullendorf. We’d stopped at a few breweries along the way but still found room for a very tasty Flammkuchen (think German pizza) and an assortment of their quite dry flavorful beers, including a marvelous Bock.
Their tasty Flammkuchen & the Urbräu in Steinkrug and Bockbier
We got back to the breweries a couple times recently, once for another round of Flammkuchen with some good friends from the US. We also stopped in on Easter Monday for a proper meal and to try their dry-hopped Frühlings Märzen. I had Lammbraten with a dumpling and string beans and my wife opted for the Zander filet. She started off with a creamy asparagus soup too.
a fine Easter Monday meal
We had started out eating inside but we decided to move outside for our dessert, a very good Apfelküchle. We also got to see the village’s fountain decorated for Easter.
Aparagus soup, Apfelkuchle & Osternbrunnen
We’ve decided to make Sauer a more lunch stop more often. It’s not far off the highway and has fantastic food.