The Aufsess is renowned as the Guinness World Record holder for most breweries per head in the world. Though technically in its own village of Hochstahl, Brauerei Reichold is postal code-wise in Aufsess. Not much to see in the very tiny village but you will see a lot more people than you might have imagined before knowing the above beery fact. At any rate, it’s not a quiet rural pub but that’s part of the fun. It’s a good place to make a base if doing the Aufess Brauereienweg.

Brauerei Reichold
hochstahl reichold exterior
Hochstahl 24
91347 Aufseß
Tel: 09204-271

Ebermannstadt 18 km/irregular bus service

Opening hours: (Sadly, due to an inability to find people to run the restaurant, it is closed as of the end of November 2020. There is draft beer dispensed during the hiking season in the courtyard but no food is available.)
April to October:
Wednesday to Sunday from 8
Monday & Tuesday from 5 pm
November to March:
Monday & Tuesday closed
Wednesday to Sunday from 8

Output: 4000 HL

Founded in 1906, the Reichold family has over a 100 years experience and it shows. The often super crowded restaurant runs like a smooth machine though there is sometimes a disconcerting setup where you buy your beer from a stand and waitresses take your food orders and bring that out. I was happy that was not the case the last time I was there.  At any rate, you don’t have to wait long.  They also offer good value rooms and it’s a great base for the beery circuit that brings all these people here.

I’ve had a few great meals here. The Schäuferla (pork shoulder) is tasty and falls off the bone. Their line-up of beers are all good post hike quaffers. If you only have time for one, the Lager is their signature brew.

Tasty Schäuferla and their Lager

My super fussy father had Krenfleisch (think pot roast with a horseradish-based sauce) that he claimed to be among the most tender beef dishes he’d ever eaten.  While not always on the menu, if you see their Dunkles, it’s a fine example of the style.

 tender Krenfleisch & Reichold Dunkles

Finally got the chance to stay here and the rooms are very nice and great value. Looking forward to doing it again.

Beer: Hochstahler Lager, Hochstahler Zwick’l, Hochstahler Weizen, Hochstahler Dunkel

Beer calendar:

  • Kirchweih is the 2nd Weekend in July
  • Kirchweih is the lst weekend after November 10th
  • Maibock in May

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