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New Brewery in Neustadt an der Aisch
Posted by Paddy on 2005-02-18 02:53:43
I was in the new Brauereigasthof Kohlenm├╝hle last Saturday. GPS 10.61499E 49.58363N (WGS84) Arriving on a rainy Saturday at around midday the first impression was of a very nicely renovated mill and farmhouse complex. Three beers on offer. Landbier: Franconian Lagerbier with a hoppy aftertaste that starts weak then grows. Weizen: a very nice slightly dark (not quite Bayreuth Maisel dark) and lightly bananery Weizen that was my instant favourite. Koksbock: a stronger (Bock) beer that was dark, strong and sticky but not oversweet. The Landbier and Bock came in tall, tapering ceramic mugs with the brewery emblem. The brewery also has its own biermat (Bierfilz). Place opened January 10th 2005. Bier price: Lager 1.90, Weizen 2.20, Bock 2.30 for 0.5l Food: good Franconian menu, well prepared and presented, and at very reasonable prices. I thoroughly enjoyed the beer and food and give the place a "highly recommended". Inside the main part of the building there has been a lot of thought put into the decoration. Large wooden beams exposed in this former large barn-like building fit very nicely with massive wooden tables of different sizes, niches for groups of different sizes, a tiled stove (Kachelofen)with seat around linked to three different seated groups, and a half gallery with further seating. This is, therefore, not your ordinary eating place but one where the whole ambience adds to the experience ("Erlebnis-Brauereien"). The investment certainly seemed to be paying off as within 30 minutes of our arrival the place was full (over 80 people arriving in a short time but as different groups). A Saturday lunchtime with the rush of people like a Sunday lunchtime is a rare event in this age of sinking spending power. Also installed is a modern horizontal mill-wheel linked to a turbine such that the place generates its own power. A series of pulleys and driveshafts runs through the restaurant at different levels which, when operating, gives the impression of being in a working mill. Paddy