Untergreuth

Brauerei Büttner
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Untergreuth 8
96158 Frensdorf
Tel: 09502 342
www.brauerei-buettner.de
Bamberg Station 10 km/limited bus service
Opening hours:
Closed Monday to Thursday
Friday 4:00 to 10:30
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 to 10:30
Output: 1500 HL
Founded in 1782 and a Büttner at the helm of the brewery for seven generations, this tiny brewery in an even tinier village is renowned for its Vollbier.  When I say limited bus service, I really mean it. Most easily accessed if you are staying in Reundorf (and enjoying the Schmausenkeller), there is nowhere to stay in Untergreuth itself.  The Bierkeller is in the courtyard of a barn but the brewpub is leafy nonetheless. The small pub is full of wood paneling and old world atmosphere.
I can’t actually say I saw the interior.  We were taking my 90 year old father to Saxony to visit my wife’s family for the weekend and as we generally do when we rent a car, we stop at a brewery for an overnight stop en route.  In this case, it was not possible to get a room in Reundorf so we were staying in Röbersdorf that evening. We figured we’d drop by Brauerei Büttner for a quick beer. It was a Friday night and at first we couldn’t even find it, even in such a small village. That was until we realized that the one spot with a crazy amount of cars out front was the brewery. It was absolutely packed.  Not only was everyone in Untergreuth there, but it seemed everyone from nearby villages, too.
Needless to say, with a wife who’d driven all day and wasn’t drinking until the car was parked for the night, our stay didn’t last long.  I had one (amazing) beer and we were gone. I did find out that the beer is not overrated and I’ll make sure to get a room closer next time.
Beers: Helles Vollbier

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