Hausbrauerei Altstadthof

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

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday 11:00-11:00
Friday & Saturday 11:00-01:00

Nürnberg Station 1.4 km

Output: 1000 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 seems to mean its always 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 price, it’s not going to break the bank.  Note, beers are served in .4 measure so the prices won’t seem high and if you’re not a big drinker, you may welcome the smaller size.

I’ve been here a couple times and enjoyed their Bratwurst and Das Schwarze, one of the better Dunkles beers from the more modern brewpubs. The Bratwurst in Nürnberg are much smaller than anywhere else, a bit like an American breakfast sausage. So, don’t be afraid to order 8 or so.

nürnberg hausbrauerei altstadthof food
Das Schwarze & Nürnberger Bratwurst

I hear the brewery is doing some newer craft beer type offerings and must stop back in next time in town to try some of them out. To me, it’s the best of Nürnberg’s brewpubs.

Beers: Das Rote, Das Helle, Das Schwarze.

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

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