Bruckberg is a small village about 10 kilometers northeast of Ansbach with fairly regular buses plying that route. There is a small castle in the village and I was hoping for it to be on a high enough hill to get a glimpse of it but that was not to be. There were a couple interesting buildings in that direction and with the autumn foliage surrounding them, they made for a good backdrop to the otherwise unremarkable home to the pretty remarkable Dorn-Bräu. That’s obviously the reason to pay a visit anyway.
Tel: 09824 326
Ansbach station 11km
Monday from 8:00 to 14:00
Tuesday from 8:00
Thursday to Sunday from 8:00
Output: 5000 HL
Founded in 1766 and very much a family run place ever since. The pub is cozy and they feature a good size menu of both hot and cold items every day. The friendly opening hours and fairly regular bus service make a visit easy enough without a car and with a range of good beers to try, it’s best to leave the car at home. My first visit was a grand success.
the cozy pub of Dorn-Bräu
I started off with their Vollbier, a robust Helles and opted for the Bierbrauerschnitzel which came with a nice salad. They had quite a few things that sounded good but that’s a good thing for a return visit.
starting off with something light
I’d been burned a few times ordering a Pils but decided I liked the Spalter hops used in the Vollbier enough to give this one a try and was happy with my choice. The sauce on the Schnitzel was tasty and it was a fine piece of pork too.
Bierbrauerschnitzel & Pils
I finally got around to their Export Dunkel and a magnificent one it was too. I noticed they had Apfelküchle on the menu and had a second Export rather than try their Weißbier. I’ll have to return in a warmer month and have that outside.
nicely paired Dunkles Export & Apfelküchle
It was a great first visit, about the only thing missing was their reportedly amazing Bock. That will be out in November and if COVID-19 doesn’t close things down by then, I think I will head back up for it. I’m sure it will go ever better with the Apfelküchle!
Bockbierfest 2nd weekend after Fat Tuesday
Narren-Weiße during Lent
Brauereifest 1st weekend in August
Kirchweich 1st weekend in September
Fischschmaus 1st weekend in November
Doppel-Bock from November through March