Tiefenellern

Brauerei Hönig

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Ellerbergstraße 15
96123 Litzendorf-Tiefenellern
Tel: 09505-391
www.brauerei-hoenig.de

Bamberg Station 14 km/irregular bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Thursdays
Monday to Wednesday from 3
Friday to Sunday and Holidays from 10

Output: 6500 HL

Founded in 1478, the Hönig family has been brewing here ever since with some beers (like their Posthörnla) still brewed by 250-year-old recipes. Known also as Brauerie zur Post, a post office stood at the location of the pub once upon a time. I can’t imagine a nicer place to buy stamps, if I could sip one of the sumptuous beers while doing so. It’s a great country Inn with a scenic Biergarten out back. I’ve never had the pleasure of eating here but friends I was with the first time at the brewpub said the simple fare was quite good. I had the lightly smokey Posthönla and Lagerbier that evening.

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gravity tap at Hönig is a welcomed if dwindling sight

Recently, I was disappointed to hear the old owner say they only had the Pils on that day, but that was before I tasted it. If all Pils tasted like that one, I’d be drinking a lot more of it. It was quite early in the day and surely there would have been another beer on tap later on. The Pils was from a gravity tapped barrel on the metal bar and there looked to be space for another two barrels if it suited him. I noticed a group of guys getting their beers at the bar and then going outside so took the remainder of mine out to discover the charming Biergarten I’d missed the last time I was there on a cold evening in November

As is typical of these small breweries, if you want a full warm meal, go on Sundays or holidays when a roast or two will be on offer. During the week, it’s simpler fare though you’ll not leave hungry when eating in Franconia.

Beers: Pils, Lagerbier, Posthörnla, Weizen, Hellerbock and Festbier (up to Christmas)

Beer calender:
Kirchweih is the 2nd weekend in August
Bockbieranstich is the 3rd Friday in October

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