Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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5/5 rDev +12.9%
As good as a brewery gets, this small business is situated in a lovely town outside of Munich. I have yet to have an Ayinger beer I did not like, and their best beers are world class. Their Celebrator Doppelbock is probably the best of its class in the world.
08-17-2014 19:05:51 | More by Wobbly
5/5 rDev +12.9%
So I'm Driving through Germany right, and I'm outside of Munich on my way to Salzburg, when I see the road sign for Aying. I decide to gamble and Bee-Line-it over there (already knowing that English tours have to be scheduled and, besides that, there were no regularly scheduled tours that day). The drive into town is as quaint as can be, absolutely beautiful.
The woman at the reception informed us that there was a private tour later that afternoon but we could set one up for the next day. We were on our way out of town and could not do this, so we thanked her and were going to head out when she offered to show us around herself though she did not know much English.
She was extremely helpful and new more than enough English to show us the lay of the land, allowing me to fill in the brewing process gaps to my friends.
The brewery was sparkling clean and just as beautiful as the surrounding town. The staircase was very cool as it displayed landscaped motif's of of the ingredients used as it winds upwards. Also some nice paintings of the beer logo's spread around. Upstairs is a shop and pub area looking out big glass windows at the Aying countryside.
She didn't charge us for the tour so I spent some dough in the shop. The pleasant lady even gave me a free stack of 50 or so coasters.
Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. I'm sure it would be even better if you set up an official tour.
07-30-2009 17:25:42 | More by Slynger
District of Columbia
4.72/5 rDev +6.5%
I would have added a review sooner, but I'm terrible with technology and didn't know how to review places. My wife and I visited the Ayinger Brewery on our honeymoon in May. It's a 20 minute S-Bahn ride outside of Munich, located in the picturesque town of Aying. All around one can see some rolling fields and coniferous forests. The town is very small, and has a very traditional atmosphere and feel to it. The brewery itself is very modern; our guide informed us that they had renovated it several years ago with tours specifically in mind. The tour of the brewery cost 7 EUR, and had we booked in advance, we could have had an English language tour. It wasn't an issue, as my wife and I speak German. The people were very friendly and informative, and the beer was excellent. During the tour, we got to try unfiltered Jahrhundertbier straight from the lagering tanks. The tour itself takes about two hours, and brings you through the whole brewery and the bottling plant, and finishes in the tasting room. They have six different beers on tap, and the servings are full glasses (not just 2 oz. pours). They even gave everyone on the tour a bottle of Ayinger Weizenbock! The gift shop had a lot of merchandise, as well as some beers Ayinger doesn't export to the States. In all, a wonderful experience, and worth a trip to Bavaria!
12-18-2008 11:55:52 | More by SerieDNo3
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying in Aying, Germany
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.