Hausbrauerei Altstadthof

Bergstraße 19-21
90403 Nürnberg
Tel: 0911 / 24 49 859

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 12:00-23:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00-23:00

Nürnberg Station 1.4 km

Output: 1500 HL

Founded in 1984, this is the oldest of Nürnberg’s new age brewpubs. It’s typical of the newer brewpubs in Germany though I found it a bit cozier.  Set right in the castle district, it seems to have more atmosphere but its small size and location also means it’s generally crowded, too.  Prices are accordingly high but that’s to be expected when you’re so close to what all tourists come all this way to see.  That said, the food is typical Franconian fare and even with slightly inflated prices, it’s not going to break the bank.  Note, beers are served in .4L measure so the prices won’t seem high and if you’re not a big drinker, you may welcome the smaller size.

cozy interior of the Bräustüberl & Rotbier

I’ve been here a couple times and returned in the summer of 2022 to resample and review the beers. The room was pretty much as remembered. I started off with Das Rote, their signature Rotbier, as they were the first one to bring the style back after a long absence and it’s certainly taken hold in town since.

small pours of the Rotweizen, Kellerbier & Nürnberger Bratwurst

Even though their regular pours are smallish .4L, I noticed they also had .2L pours and decided to give both the Rote Weisse and Kellerbier a shot. I believe the latter was their previously Das Helle but renamed due the current popularity of the style (or at least name). The Bratwurst in Nürnberg are much smaller than anywhere else, a bit like an American breakfast sausages. So, don’t be afraid to order 8 or so. I found even 8 wasn’t quite enough, especially since they only give you one slice of bread.

Das Schwarze & Sommerbier

Next up, I got Das Schwarze, on previous visits my favorite and it remains so. I’d heard the brewery was doing some newer craft beer type offerings and that was another motivation for my return. I quite liked my first one, a citrusy Sommerbier.

Roter Bock & a buttery Rotbier

I’m glad I came back and would return if in the area but not sure I’d rush back mostly due to their prices and would definitely look for somewhere else to eat. That said, I returned recently to do a comparison of all the Nürnberg Rotbiers and and unfortunately Das Rote was in bad form. I also got to try their underwhelming Roter Bock so must say my warmer weather visit was better and perhaps the beer was in better shape due to more tourists consuming them.

Beers: Das Rote, Das Helle/Kellerbier, Das Schwarze, Rote Weisse

Beer calendar:
Dunkler Bock (during Lent)
Ostergold and Maibock (Spring)
Sommerbier (Summer)
Roter Bock (Fall)
Winter Warmer (Winter)

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