This very small village has a cute little main square with a church and a nice little guesthouse so it makes a good overnight stop, especially if doing the hiking circuit to surrounding breweries.
Hirschaid Station 6 km/irregular bus service
Monday & Tuesday 16:00 to 22:00
Closed Wednesday & Thursday
Friday & Saturday 10:30 to 22:00
Sunday & holidays 10:00 to 14:00
Daily from 9
Output: 2100 HL
Founded in 1800, this is another village family affair with variable closing hours depending on how busy it is. The interior has a rustic feel, all in wood and the outside seating area may lack trees but there’s ample shade and a nice atmosphere. There is a warm menu most days but again, don’t get there late expecting a full meal or you may be disappointed. That was the case for me. I’d been there for a passing beer twice but had always wanted to eat there. On returning, I got there a bit late and had to settle for an admittedly excellent mixed meat plate. Both their Landbier Hell and Landbier Dunkel are similar dry affairs and quite good.
Sadly, the Weber family stopped brewing as of 2017 but according to a good source, have resumed brewing the Landbier Hell on the premises. It is their only beer on tap. The Landbier Dunkel is being contract brewed by quite capable Brauerei Rittmayer in nearby Hallendorf, who also bottle both beers. I’ve not been back since I learned of the original shutdown of brewing operations but imagine it’s not changed dramatically. A friend who got a tour of the brewery said the beer was in good form but that the owner was quite old and didn’t have anyone to take it over. So, this reprieve will be most likely short-lived. Head there while you can.