Franconian Beer Message Board

Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer
Posted by Nick B. on 2012-05-30 00:27:32
Yes, that is quite a bit clearer now, thanks! The tradition of Hausbrauer/Hausbräu being sold at a lower price (through lower taxation) is a pretty cool one. Quite a few breweries do this: on certain days (weekly, biweekly, monthly) they sell casks of not-yet-fully-lagered beer to the public who then let them finish lagering at home. At a discount. I should try it once. Wednesdays at Rittmayer in Aisch, for example. < > Biweekly at Roppelt with the explanation that the tradition comes from when breweries produced their own malt from the grain delivered by local farmers. They then had the right --in addition to being paid for the grain-- to procure a share of the beer at a reduced rate. < > (Photo of Hausbrauer(s) filling their own casks.) Problem is, my cellar ain't cool enough for lagering in summer, being only a half cellar.
                       Hausbrauer Photos by Nick B. on  2012-05-30 00:40:17
                       Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer by TreinJan on  2012-05-30 01:08:13
                         Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer by barry on  2012-05-30 01:40:52
                           Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer by TreinJan on  2012-05-30 01:55:35
                             Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer by TreinJan on  2012-05-30 01:59:08
                           Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer (Zoigl) by DonS on  2012-05-30 07:36:45
                             Hobby- vs. Hausbrauer (Zoigl) by barry on  2012-05-30 10:44:33