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4.25/5 rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Perhaps the most memorable and impressive of the many breweries I have visited. This brewery has a fantastic location/setting, cathedral, and chapel. It is also, by some accounts, the world's oldest monastic brewery. Visited in 2007 and again in 2012.
If traveling by car (or train, I imagine) there are LOTS of hop fields in the area you will pass on the way in. The location is directly on the Danube, in a more rugged area with some cliffs. My visit brought me there by car and a short hike, but there is a passenger ferry from Kelheim that follows the river through a gorge that folks really like. Also, a small cable ferry just upriver. The baroque cathedral is dedicated to St. Michael, and there is an awesome, large, semi-surreal centerpiece on the altar featuring St. Michael slaying a dragon. A short hike takes you to a small but very unusual chapel. These are worth a trip even if there was no brewery or restaurant. Bottles to go are available at the gift shops.
The venue has a large shaded courtyard in which the biergarten is located, as well as a number of inside dining/drinking areas. I had an excellent schwarzbier, not yet listed on BA I believe, my first visit. I believe the beers and some of the foods (cheeses and meats) are still made by Benedictine monks.
07-11-2012 01:07:42 | More by chinchill
Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg in Kelheim, Germany
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