Weissenohe Station 300 m
Output: 19000 HL
Closed Monday unless a holiday
Tuesday from 4
Wednesday-Friday from 11
Saturday & Sunday from 10
Winter: Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday-Sunday from 11
Founded around 1052 (various dates depending on the source) so only Weihenstephan and Weltenburg are older. This former monastic brewery has been in the hands of the Winkler family since 1827. The pretty Baroque church is worth visiting before or after enjoying the cozy restaurant which features both hearty and delicious traditional warm dishes and typical cold plates.
cozy pub interior & their delicious Bonifatius Dunkel
Along with a full range of traditional Bavaria beers, including an amazing Dopplebock and tasty Dunkles, the Klosterbrauerei dabbles in the craft beer realm, such as they their greenMONKey. They also offer a variety of Pilsners, all made with different hops.
Altfränkisches Klosterbier, Sülze with Bratkartoffeln & their greenMONKey
For me, this is one of the most underrated brewpubs and though many start the Fünf Seidla Steig here, I would rather finish at this great spot. Unfortunately, I have always found myself starting here too. Hence, I’ve not had a full hot meal but can attest to seeing some great looking food. I had a great plate of Sülze mit Bratkartoffeln (jellied meat with fried potatoes) which was excellent and great value.
the charming Biergarten
I finally got to enjoy their small but very charming Biergarten. They don’t have the full range of beers but servers who bring food are more than willing to bring those not available at the self-service area out for you. If you aren’t eating, you just go up and get your beer yourself. They always have the Altfränkisches Klosterbier.
more great reasons to visit the Klosterbräuerei Weißenohe
I had a rare visit to this area NOT doing the Fünf Seidla Steig when I went up to do a new hike in the area and try a few more of their fine beers. The Schweinebraten was of the Franconian variety and while I like the Southern Bavarian style more, this one was quite good.
a couple new for me beers while there
Beers: Altfränkisches Klosterbier, Classic Bioland, Eucharius Pils, Weissenhoher Pils, Kloster-Sud, Bonifatius Dunkel, Eucharius Märzen, Glocken Hell Vollbier, Barrique Klosterbier, Cannabis Club, Bonator Doppelbock, green MONKey.
Craft Beer: Thirsty Ale
- Kirchweih is the 1st weekend in July
- Bockbierfest is January 6th.
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