Löwenbräu Felsenkeller

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Waldstraße
91325 Neuhaus (Adelsdorf)
Tel: 09195/92 33 10
Brewpub/Hotel/Bierkeller: www.hotel-zum-loewenbraeu.de
Brewery site:      www.brauerei-zum-loewenbraeu.de

Erlangen station 16 km

Opening hours:
Only open from the beginning of May to the beginning of September
on days over 20 degrees Celsius
Monday to Friday      5:00 to 9:30
Saturday                      4:00 to 9:30
Sunday & holidays  11:00 to 9:00

When their Felsenkeller is closed, the restaurant is open according to their own schedule.

This is an atmospheric Bierkeller set in a lush forest on the edge of town. It’s about a 3 km walk from the brewpub but it’s well worth it. It has a more limited menu then the restaurant but the quality of their Brotzeit is excellent and features bread made under their own production. It’s unclear where but it was very fresh and great. We had hoped to eat in the restaurant after a snack here but we were more than full after sharing a couple plates.

a tasty Krug of their Kellerbier & a great mixed meat plate

We started off with their Kellerbier hell and a mixed meat plate with their homemade bread. The bonus was they had Bratkartoffeln (roast potatoes) which were also excellent. The Kellerbier is called Helles on their website but it is very much a Kellerbier and much drier than any Helles you’d ever find. It was previously called Original but on the courtesy bottle kindly left in our room, it was called Helles and though unfiltered, it appeared quite clear. Whatever you call it, it’s a great beer for the Keller and went well with the food.

Bratwurst & their Dunkles

We split a plate of Bratwurst which had the option of horseradish rather than sauerkraut. I’d not seen that and it was surprisingly good. We opted for their Kellerbier dunkel for this one. On their website, it’s called a Dunkles but again, it was very dry and more of a Kellerbier of this area. We really couldn’t decide which we liked better to got one more of each to drink head to head. Both were excellent so by all means, give them both a go.

We didn’t have time or the desire to try their Weißbier but it has won numerous awards and seemed popular with the locals. Actually, all of their beers have won some medals and I can see why.

Beers: 1747 Original Helles, 1747 Dunkles, Karpfenweisse on tap plus one rotating seasonal.

Beer calendar:
Schwarzer Löwe in January/February
Mäzen Löwe in March/April
Roter Löwe in May/June
Hopfen Löwe in July/August
Fest Löwe in September/October
Stark Löwe in November/December

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