Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
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5/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
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 +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I would have added a review sooner, but I'm terrible with technology and didn't know how to review places. My wife and I visited the Ayinger Brewery on our honeymoon in May. It's a 20 minute S-Bahn ride outside of Munich, located in the picturesque town of Aying. All around one can see some rolling fields and coniferous forests. The town is very small, and has a very traditional atmosphere and feel to it. The brewery itself is very modern; our guide informed us that they had renovated it several years ago with tours specifically in mind. The tour of the brewery cost 7 EUR, and had we booked in advance, we could have had an English language tour. It wasn't an issue, as my wife and I speak German. The people were very friendly and informative, and the beer was excellent. During the tour, we got to try unfiltered Jahrhundertbier straight from the lagering tanks. The tour itself takes about two hours, and brings you through the whole brewery and the bottling plant, and finishes in the tasting room. They have six different beers on tap, and the servings are full glasses (not just 2 oz. pours). They even gave everyone on the tour a bottle of Ayinger Weizenbock! The gift shop had a lot of merchandise, as well as some beers Ayinger doesn't export to the States. In all, a wonderful experience, and worth a trip to Bavaria!
12-18-2008 11:55:52 | More by SerieDNo3
4.55/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I loved the Ayinger Brewery! I was fortunate enough to get a full tour with my class I am studying abroad with. The first part of the tour they show all the family memebers and people who have owned the brewery since its start. Then it moves on to explaining the main components in beer. It was very instuctional and hands on, they let us taste the water the use to brew with and try some of the malts and smell the hops they use as well. The tour then moved on to the actual brewery where the explained the brewing process. At the end of that they let us taste some of their unfiltered keller bier straight from the tank which was ready to be bottled, that was a tasty treat. We moved on to the bottling plant, and then a short film about the brewery. After the tour they let us taste a wide selection of their brews, as much as we wanted too! I was lucky to taste their celebrator doppelbock and their Ur-weisse on tap. Then after tasting their wonderful beers we ate dinner at a hotel that carried their beers, which was nice but not exceptional. Overall the Ayinger brewery is definintely worth the trip out of Munchen and definitely one of the best tours I've been on!
09-11-2006 13:35:24 | More by RobertDwight
4.2/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
We got off the S-Bahn and just walked around untill we found the place - not hard given the size of Aying. We had a beautiful day outside in the biergarten, and we tried everything currently available at the time. The food was good, but pricey or not I'm only here for the day, and I want to taste! The elitism I have read about must not have been in evidence that day, because all I could percieve were locals regaling themselves in the calm, peacefull afternoon of a rural Bavarian summer. Perhaps the times have changed?
06-01-2006 03:51:08 | More by dedrinker
4.3/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Went on the brewery tour for my last day in Bavaria. The typical couple of hours of "This is the barley, these are the hops", except that the tours are in German only. My wife and her cousin translated for me as the guide spoke simultaneously, but that wasn't a big deal.
During the tour the group got a sample of the hundred year (if memory serves me correctly) before filtering, and then a couple of beers at the end. I had Celebrator which was excellent as usual, and the (filtered) hundred year anniversary.
A nice half day outside of the city.
10-15-2004 16:59:11 | More by heinekenike
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying in Aying, Germany
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