Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Germany it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Kirner Pils.
The history of the Kirner family dates back to the 15th century. The first link to a brewery is made in the 17th century when they opened the doors in the little village of Kirn. The beer became rather popular and ever since 1798 it´s even available on a large scale. Just try it, it´s good!
Beer is the local drink in Munich. Beer is all around at all times. From early in the morning to late at night you will find people drinking beer. There are 6 major breweries in Munich, together producing over 5.2 billion hectolitre beer a year. All of them having their own beer gardens. And all of them having several different beers. Just let it all surprise you and try whatever is on the menu.
A litre is for the large drinkers. 500 ml is the normal size. For Weissbier (a turbid beer made from
wheat) the glass is always 500 ml.
The websites of the breweries:
Gotta try bavarian wheat beer or commonly known as Weissbier in deutsch. My favourite weissbier definitely goes to Franzkiskaner. Paulaner or Erdinger Weissbier is just as good. And its cheap ! A pint of weissiber in germany don't cost anything more than 2-3Euros
Fondest memory: Weissbier ! Can hardly find any quality weissbier in manchester.
Upstair there is this cosy and discret weinhaus just next MarienPlatz that offers a wide range of german wines. It is here that I tasted a dry-white-wine which just stucked onto my palate - it was meant for diabetes-people - no sugar!
It was good by all means after you'll get to appreciate it, and I loved the dryeness of it...!
I just enjoyed it soooooooo much I forgot I had reservation for a dinner place -ups!!
Fortunatly downstairs there was a relaxed typical bavarian restaurant and we could have a nice dinner there!
Address: Sparkassenstraße 1, 80331 München.
Open: Mo-Sa 11.30am to 3pm and from 5.30pm until 1am (Kitchen closes at 10pm)
If you prefer german wines as I do, there are many 'Wein Stube' where you have the opportunity to sit at a shared wooden table, take part of a current discussion and taste one of the local wines-.
You can choose from trocken wine:'dry', never contains more than 9 grams of residual sugar per liter, often less or halbtrocken:'off-dry', may have not more than 18 grams of residual sugar per liter.
FUN TIME GUARANTEED even if there are no beers - ONLY WINES but you will make friends!!
Address: residenzstraße 1, Munich
Start your evening by a beer pubs' and winehouses' tour.
The true specialty of the house is the naturally cloudy, unfiltered beer.
This microbrewery is located in Haidhausen: Einsteinstrasse 42 - 81675 Munich.
Open: Daily 11 am-1 am,
Fridays and Saturdays to 3 am.
No credit cards.
For more details (Only in german!): Unions Brau'
A relatively small weintube on the left side and a much bigger good quality restaurant on the right side.
I just had a glass of excellent Wurzburger white wine from Franken region and did not eat this time!
It's a typical bavarian beer house with a rustic interior close to Alter Hof.
Upstair there is a pub with a local trubadour performing joddling and telling nasty jokes in drastic bavarian dialect!
If you thought you can understand fluently german you must see and hear this 'show'.
: Address: In the corner of Diener Strasse and Altenhof Strasse
There are tons of beer gardens all over Munich! Those are (usually traditional Bavarian) pubs where you sit outside in the "garden" and have some "Mass" of beer (one Mass = one liter!). Most also serve traditional (hearty) food.
Open all day during spring and summer time.
Favorite thing: Drink lots and lots of beer.It rained alot so i could'nt go to any Biergartens.I did the next best thing and went into the Bierhalles.There were umpah bands and sing alongs.if you want something a little quieter,most restraunts have a bar.
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