Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 11
Beer Avg: 3.5
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
3.73/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I'd seen Beer Krugs with this Brewery's logo so I thought I'd try it out and see it for myself.
Visited on a day trip into Bamberg. Ample parking in front of the Brewery. Located on top of one of the seven hills of Bamberg with great views of the city. A little far away from other sights it seems a bit out of the way and there=for not as busy as most of the other famous brewpubs. Parked in front of the Brewery.
Since we visisted on a cold day in October we missed the Beer Garden and sat inside. The taproom has a typical Franconian feel with antlers, beer steins, and various antiques hanging from the walls. Beautiful wood ceilings and shared tables to seat 8 or more.
Has a neighborhood atmosphere with lots of locals in groups or individuals reading newspapers.
Only had one Lager beer on tap, while my wife had a coke, and came out to 4.40 Euro. Didn't eat but menu was a little sparse (only in German as well), and had typical Franconian dishes and seemed competitively priced.
Service was busy but friendly, and patient with our rudimentary German skills.
Overall a nice place to see and a welcomed break from the busy taprooms of the Altburg.
10-23-2011 08:00:07 | More by skypup
United Kingdom (England)
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
This brew pub with Beer Garden is on Laurenzistrasse, at Laurenziplatz. You can walk it - uphill all the way 20 minutes - from Schranne, past the Obere Pfarre Church. Nearer the top of the hill the road divides, cars to the left, and take the cobbled street to the right - Laurenstrasse, and the pub is a little further on, with a car park and trees opposite. Alternatively get bus 912 or 918 and get off at Laurenziplatz.
Central corridor with typical 'stube' rooms either side, scrubbed tables and wooden panels etc. Walk right through to the attractive beer garden at rear. Views across the wooded valley to the Altenburg Castle. Around 35 usual style tables seating up to 10 under trees and umbrellas. No sooner had we sat down in the sun than two half litre crock jugs of Greifenklau Keller beer had appeared and a short food menu. The Keller beer was good (especially after the 20 min uphill walk in the warm sun!) and we had another keller beir and a light lunch snack of bread and soup. The garden soon started to fill up and seemed very popular with locals. Another keller beer was called for, which was again enjoyed, and then Hefe Weiss beer in the trad tall glass - which was also very enjoyable.
In all, we really enjoyed this beer garden, very relaxing, good atmosphere, attentive service, pleasant outlook from the beer garden, and good value - usual Bamberg prices €2.30 a half litre of keller bier in June 2011. Much easier walking back into the town of course!!
B'ham UK June 2011
06-07-2011 11:01:22 | More by JohnW
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Brauerei Greifenklau was a long, but enjoyable walk uphill from the part of town with Schlenkerla Brauerei Heller-Trum, Das Ambräusianum, and Brauerei-Gaststätte Klosterbräu. But it was worth the walk, even in November. (You can also get there on bus #8, #12, or #18, which zipped by me as I walked along Unterer Kaulberg up to Obere Kaulberg to Laurenziplatz.)
The place is set up in the typical style, wherein you enter the front door and are in a inner court, and the entrance to the pub is to the right. The room is basically a large rectangle, with the service area near the entrance, and windows allow the wall (outside street) to the right. The room is filled with typical scrubbed pine wooden tables and chairs. There is a tile stove near the front of the room on the left as you enter. The floor is also scrubbed wood, and the walls are paneled with wood. There are lamps hanging from the ceiling above the tables. The interior has a nice, homey feel to it.
I sampled three of their beers that were on tap that day: a bock, a helles lager, and a hefeweizen. They were above average, though not the best of Bamberg. I liked the hefeweizen the best of the three. Since the beers were poured out of my sight, I am not sure if the hefeweizen was from tap or bottle, but I assume it was from tap, and the others were almost certainly on tap. Good solid beers, and definitely worth the trip. I hear they have a very nice outdoor beer garden with a great view, but that was not open in November.
I sampled some food while I was there, and the menu looked pretty typical of other Bamberg brewpubs. I tried a sausage that I had not seen before: gelbwurst. It was a yellow skinned sausage, as you might surmise from the name. It was served with onions and dark bread in a typical Bamberg fashion. The service was good, though I did not find anyone very fluent in English (but we managed with the help of my dictionary).
This place is a little more out of the way, but worth a visit.
Last visit July 2007
12-24-2004 02:32:04 | More by UncleJimbo
Brauerei Greifenklau in Bamberg, Germany
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.