Brauerei Göller
drosendorf göller exterior
Scheßlitzer Straße 7
96117 Memmelsdorf-Drosendorf
Tel: 09505-1745

Bamberg Station 9 km/semi-regular bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Monday & Tuesday (unless Monday is a holiday)
Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 to 21:30
Warm food:
Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 13:30 & 16:00 to 20:00
Sunday 11:00 to 19:45

Biergarten open from April through September

Output: 1000 HL

Founded in 1865, this is owned by the same Göller family from Zeil am Main.  This simple roadside pub has a pleasant Biergarten out back. It’s conveniently located right across the street from the bus stop as well as on the 13-Brauereienweg. I stopped by briefly years ago and only had time for a couple of beers and vowed to return but it wasn’t until the summer of 2021 that it came to be. I was pleasantly surprised at just how nice the Biergarten is. I had seen a covered courtyard area and thought it was the only outside seating area.

Lovely Biergarten & covered courtyard

I had their very pleasant Lager Hell, their only regular beer.  It was a lot better than I’d remembered and it would be easy to sit in such a pleasant spot and drink a few of these. I smartly ordered their Hausplatte, a large portion of mixed house-butchered cold cuts.

a great Hausplatte & tasty Lager

I noticed they still had some of the spring seasonal Gaumenkitzler, a top-fermented Rotbier, so got one of those and decided to stay and enjoy a sweet spot rather than continue on with my planned hike.

a seasonal beer in a sweet spot

With the discovery of the great little Biergarten out back and the excellent food, I’m sure it won’t take me so long before my next visit. This coupled with my doing tours on this portion of the 13-Brauereienweg has meant a few more visits. I’ve had their Urstoff and Bock along with some tasty Zwetchgenbames.

two new for me seasonal beers & and old favorite

I had a brief stop here while doing a tour in November of 2022 and the Bock was vastly improved from my first experience. I returned in March 2023 for the first tour out there of the season and found the Lager in very good form and also a tasty if unusually dry and fruity for the style Märzen.  Göller is getting better every time I go out and it’s great to see. With many tours on the Bamberg Countryside Beer Hike Experience following the 13-Brauereienweg in 2023, I was at Göller often and noticed an even bigger improvement on their beer. Their Sommerbier was a perfect light hoppy beer, a summertime treat.

Göller Bock, Märzen & Sommerbier

I finally made it to Drosendorf for a hot lunch and a wonderful one it was too. My main purpose was to sample their new Maibock which was worth the trip in itself but the food was a real bonus. There had quite a few great choices but I opted for the Gansegeröstel, leftover goose chopped up with onions in a rich sauce with two dumplings. It was perfect with the Maibock and it was just warm enough to sit outside too.

their tasty new Maibock & a great hot lunch

On my first visit quite a few years ago, I had what looks a bit more filtered Lager Hell and what was a winter seasonal Braunbier, which appears to no longer be brewed.

the beers I had on my first visit

Beers: Lager Hell
Beer calendar:

  • Märzen in March & April
  • Maibock in late April to May
  • Gaumenkitzler in May & June
  • Sommerbier in July & August
  • Bockbier in October
  • Urstöffla in December & January
  • Kirchweich is the 3rd Sunday in July
  • Göllerkerwa is the 2nd Sunday in August
  • Bockbieranstich is the beginning of October

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