Brauerei Kaiser
brewpub exterior
Grasmannsdorf 9
96138 Burgebrach
Tel: 09546-390

Opening hours:
Tuesday  10:00 to 22:00
Thursday & Friday 15:00 to 22:00
Saturday                                     10:00 to 18:00
Sunday                                        16:00 to 22:00 (closed in winter)
Closed Monday & Wednesday

Bamberg Station 15 km/irregular bus service

Output: 3000 HL

Founded in 1783, the Kaiser family is very much still running this small unassuming village brewery.  If you’re using public transportation, it might be a good idea to start paying way in advance or if only having one beer, to pay on getting the beer.

It was a cold midweek day in December on our visit but could see that the outside seating area would be the place to enjoy your beer if the weather was fine. As it was, we were the only non-locals in a quiet pub so only had a couple beers and a mixed meat plate before heading to Zehendner in Mönchsambach. The food and Pils were quite good but the real surprise was the Festbier, which was excellent.

Festbier, Pils & mixed meat plate

It took a few years but I finally got back to Kaiser for a more leisurely visit and to enjoy their outside seating area. I’d spent the previous day, a warm sunny one, in the Kellers in nearby Burgebrach and Ampferbach. I decided to hike over to Grasmannsdorf via the Windeck ruin and catch the bus from there back to Bamberg. The weather wasn’t anything like the previous day but I was determined to sit outside. I had over two hours “to kill” but when you’re at a great brewpub with three beers to try, that’s a lot better than being rushed! I was happy to find their Ur-Trunk on tap. This had been replaced by their amazing Festbier on my previous winter visit. I decided on their Zwetchgenbames for something to nibble on over the course of my tastings.

I could has easily spent the two hours drinking this very quaffable brew but decided to give their Weißbier a try. It was a very nice beer if an odd one for the style so then had a their Pils. I’d had it on my first visit but was hazy on how it tasted. It was grainier than memory served but a nice dry session beer nonetheless.  Needless to say, I had to have another Ur-Trunk before I left and the owner commented that since I’d had all three, this one must have been my favorite. She was right!

Kaiser Weißbier & Pils round out the tastings

Though it wasn’t as nice a day as I’d hoped for, I did enjoy their charming outside seating area. There’s even a small playground for the kids and a hut to sit in if it starts raining. Across the street, there’s a shop to purchase their beer to go, in both kegs and bottles. I wouldn’t have noticed if not sitting outside but I hope to make use of it when I get there with a car someday.

Kaiser Bockbier & collaboration Kreisla 36

I had another quick visit in late November specifically to sample their Bockbier on tap and it was well worth the stop. The light amber beauty was semi-dry and lightly fruity, no mean feat at 7.5%. I picked up some bottles from the shop across the road I spotted earlier this year. I was happy to find the Festbier already available too and looking forward to returning in December and having it on tap again. They also had a collaboration beer between Kaiser, Stern-Bräu and Brauerei Hermann called Kreisla 36. I got some bottles of it and it’s excellent!

Beers: Kaiser-Pils, Kaiser Weißbier and Ur-Trunk when no seasonal is on. Also, bottled Weißbier.

Beer calendar:
Starkbier from the middle of March
Weißbier from Ascension Day
Bockbier in November
Festbier from the beginning of December to the middle of January
Fest-Weizen in winter
Starkbieranstich in mid-March
Weißbieranstich on Ascension Day
Kirchweih the last Sunday in August
Bockbieranstich in November

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