weissenohe klosterbrauerei exteriorKlosterbrauerei Weissenohe
Klosterstraße 20
91367 Weißenohe
Tel: 09192/6357

Weissenohe Station 300 m

Output: 19000 HL

Opening hours:
Closed Monday to Thursday
Friday 11:00 to 20:30
Saturday 10:00 to 21:30
Sunday 11:00 to 20:30

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 in the region and I find it best to finish your hike off here.  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 returned recently to do another hike in the area and got a chance to 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

I also got a chance to have their Märzen, a beer I’d not had in many years as well as a couple new for me ones: their Pils and Weizen.

When in the area for a recent tour in 2022, I picked up some bottles in their convenient little shop. I finally got to try their Weissenoher Pils, Glocken Hell and what appears a new Classic Export.  All were quite good.

 some more winning bottles from Weissenohe

Beers: Altfränkisches Klosterbier, Classic Bioland, Eucharius Pils, Weissenoher Pils, Kloster-Sud, Bonifatius Dunkel, Eucharius Märzen, Glocken Hell Vollbier, Classic Export, Barrique Klosterbier, Cannabis Club, Bonator Doppelbock, green MONKey.

Craft Beer: Thirsty Ale

Beer calender:

  • Kirchweih is the 1st weekend in July 
  • Bockbierfest is January 6th.

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