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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg

Not Rated.
Klosterbrauerei WeltenburgKlosterbrauerei Weltenburg
Based on:
14 Beers
1,493 Hads
Place Score: -
Reviews: 1
Visits: 4
Avg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

Asamstrasse 32
Kelheim, 93309
phone: 49-941-20010

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

The 2nd oldest brewery in the world. The five 'Weltenburger' beers are contract brewed at Bischofshof in Regensburg, but the 'Weltenburger Kloster' beers are brewed here. See  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/5755 
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Visits: 4
Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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.


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Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg in Kelheim, Germany
- out of 100 based on 1 ratings.