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mr_wibble

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Hi,

I'm traveling for work at the moment, and will have a weekend free in Munich - next weekend (too late to catch the end of Oktoberfest). And then maybe the 3 nights after work.

Can anyone suggest something brewing related that's interesting to see?

We're already planning on visiting Kloster Andechs for a pork knuckle the heavenly doppel-bock-dunkel.

The other plan is to do the Munich Walking Tour - Beer & Brewery. This ends at the Hofbruhaus, but to be honest I find the place a bit noisy.

Maybe that's already too much?

Suggestions?

thanks,
-kt
 

newguy

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For the most part, just wander around. You'll find more pubs than you'll be able to handle. If you want authentic Bavarian food, eat at Zum Durnbrau, I can highly recommend it. Crappy picture of it here. If you tire of beer, check out the Englischer Garten, Schloss Nymphenburg, or even the BMW museum.
 

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Hi.
schneiderweisse -> http://www.weisses-brauhaus.de/ - touristy but good beers (central)
Nrnberger Bratwurstglckl -> http://www.bratwurst-gloeckl.de/ -> nice pork sausages & Helles (central)

Paulaner -> http://www.paulanerbraeuhaus.de/ - outside central, has local microbrewery, pretty copper things :)
Augustiner -> http://www.braeustuben.de/ - outside central but cheap & popular with locals (very busy weeknights)
These 2 are closer to the HBF (main train station) than central city - 10-20min easy walk. Note other Paulaner/Augustiner beirhouses are in central area ...

Isar bru -> http://www.isarbraeu.de/ -> requires 20min S-Bahn train - good for an hour or 2, Isar beir is weisse & food ok.
Checkout http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/munipubs.htm - a bit dated but ok

There are numerous other pubs in the central/tourist area - some are good but some are duds (Ayingers). The above I liked.

If you want a day trip, then S-Bahn to Freising, then bus/taxi/walk to Weihenstephan http://www.brauerei-weihenstephan.de/ - has nice beergarden & souviner shop. I didnt get to Klosters Andech so cant comment.
 

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+1 for the Paulaner Microbrewery.
I did the walking tour that ends at the Hofbrauhaus. Agree that its a noisy place, but it does start at the Paulaner micro, so not all bad...

You could always pack a dozen travellers in your back pack and head off to Neuschwanstein Castle for the day. Just don't call it the Disney Castle (out loud).
 

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After you get Beered out, you have to head to Kunts Park Ost.

Pronounced Coonst Park Ost. ;)

In true German fashion they put ALL the nightclubs in the city in one area... JAAAAA!!!!
It is frigging mental, and I used to be a Contiki Tour Manager, so I should know mental!

Enjoy ya lucky bastard!
 

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+Augustiner brau! best beer in the world! i could drink that all day every day! also make a mean Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) at their pub/restaurant.
 

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Hi, So we went to Munich, lost Friday night due to bad weather - it made for an, um, interesting, landing.

Wandered around with the *hoards* of tourists. First interesting stop was the Ayinger "Wirtshaus" which is almost opposite the Hofbrau Haus. Their dunkel weizen was fantastic - a very interesting character, no citrus flavor at all (guess I'm used to the Safbrew WB-06). Dare I say it - almost bubblegum flavour ;)

ayinger_wirtshaus.JPG ayinger_dunkel_weizen.jpg

That night we met under the Glockenspiel for the brewery tour. The first stop was the Augustiner pub? restaurant? thing near the Dom (cathedral). We didn't really see that much here, just stopped for a beer. I don't remember what I had, and to be honest it was fine perfect beer, but didn't excite me.

The next stop was the Paulaner Microbrewery. Here we got to see the brewing equipment, smell/taste a few grains && hops. It was cool to wander around their mash tuns and fermenters. After this we were served three of their beers (in wine glasses) as tasters. Very nice, fresh beer. We were told that all the beer served in the micro-brewery there was brewed in the equipment we looked at.

paulaner_micro.jpg paulaner_kettles.jpg paulaner_fermenters.jpg

The last stop was the Hofbruhaus. I've been here a few times years ago, and wasn't so interested. It's just too loud. But in spite of my reservations, with a guided tour it was more interesting than I expected. We got to see the upstairs rooms with their reserved tables. And it is a nice historic building.

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The tour finished with beers at the end, of course. In the beer garden section ... much nicer than inside IMHO - iff the weather is nice.

The next day (Sunday) we caught the train out to Hershing, and hoofed it up to Kloster Andechs brewery. It was a spectacular day. I don't think a walk uphill in the forest would be so nice under an umbrella. Not that I had one anyway.

The monastery now has a state-of-the-art brewery, and their doppel-bock-dunkel is to die for. The wheat beer is also fantastic - it had much the same sort of flavour as the Ayinger ... I did wonder if they used the same yeast strain. The place was very busy, but mostly with domestic tourists.

kloster_andechs.jpg kloster_andechs_2.jpg pork_knuckle.jpg

Had the requisite roasted pork knuckle for lunch, and caught the bus back down to the station.

Didn't really do much else. On the first work day, we didn't finish until 7:30, and were too tired to go out carousing. The second day was much the same.

On they day of the flight home, we did consider a walk in the English Gardens, but went out for lunch instead. It's good to know that you can check your luggage in at Munich airport many hours before your flight.

It's good to be home again.
 

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Hi, So we went to Munich, lost Friday night due to bad weather - it made for an, um, interesting, landing.

Wandered around with the *hoards* of tourists. First interesting stop was the Ayinger "Wirtshaus" which is almost opposite the Hofbrau Haus. Their dunkel weizen was fantastic - a very interesting character, no citrus flavor at all (guess I'm used to the Safbrew WB-06). Dare I say it - almost bubblegum flavour ;)

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That night we met under the Glockenspiel for the brewery tour. The first stop was the Augustiner pub? restaurant? thing near the Dom (cathedral). We didn't really see that much here, just stopped for a beer. I don't remember what I had, and to be honest it was fine perfect beer, but didn't excite me.

The next stop was the Paulaner Microbrewery. Here we got to see the brewing equipment, smell/taste a few grains && hops. It was cool to wander around their mash tuns and fermenters. After this we were served three of their beers (in wine glasses) as tasters. Very nice, fresh beer. We were told that all the beer served in the micro-brewery there was brewed in the equipment we looked at.

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The last stop was the Hofbruhaus. I've been here a few times years ago, and wasn't so interested. It's just too loud. But in spite of my reservations, with a guided tour it was more interesting than I expected. We got to see the upstairs rooms with their reserved tables. And it is a nice historic building.

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The tour finished with beers at the end, of course. In the beer garden section ... much nicer than inside IMHO - iff the weather is nice.

The next day (Sunday) we caught the train out to Hershing, and hoofed it up to Kloster Andechs brewery. It was a spectacular day. I don't think a walk uphill in the forest would be so nice under an umbrella. Not that I had one anyway.

The monastery now has a state-of-the-art brewery, and their doppel-bock-dunkel is to die for. The wheat beer is also fantastic - it had much the same sort of flavour as the Ayinger ... I did wonder if they used the same yeast strain. The place was very busy, but mostly with domestic tourists.

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Had the requisite roasted pork knuckle for lunch, and caught the bus back down to the station.

Didn't really do much else. On the first work day, we didn't finish until 7:30, and were too tired to go out carousing. The second day was much the same.

On they day of the flight home, we did consider a walk in the English Gardens, but went out for lunch instead. It's good to know that you can check your luggage in at Munich airport many hours before your flight.

It's good to be home again.
Thanks for sharing Mr Wibble

So jealous right now, I could eat pork knuckle for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Looks like a good trip, Paulaner looked like fun but I didn't get there when I was in Munich. HB is crowded yes, but as you mentioned the tour makes it a little more special and there's always a god time to be had. When I went to Augustiner I sat at a table with a guy who designed rugged walking shoes who happened to be the guy who designed the shoes that I bought that day :). Basically, if you can socialise with those people around you, it doesn't really matter where you go as you will have beer and good times. I want to go back now.
 

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