Frankenbier Connection

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Frankenbier ConnectionFrankenbier Connection

Type: Store

Reuterstraße 59
Berlin, 12047

030 644 977 82

// CLOSED //

Open Monday to Saturday 12.00P to 9.00P

Added by sfprint on 04-23-2010

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Photo of sfprint
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Finally a great beer store in my neighborhood. They aparently have about 70 beers available though it seemed like less to me. All beers from Franken and nearly all of them you can't buy anywhere else in Berlin. They're one of the few shops in Beriln that have rauchbier. The owner is a very sweet guy, very friendly and eager to assist you. The place looks kinda like a deli, and they do serve meats, cheeses and bread from Franken. The bread is particularly nice and special. The prices are ok, and certainly above those at Getränke Hofmann, but for good reason. You pay for something special. The deposit on the bottles is also higher. There's also different prices for drinking in the store and taking it away.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Update Jan 2012: no longer have an on-site drinking licence, so only a shop now, now drinking inside the place: a great pity as I took a party out here to spend an afternoon and we couldn't even have a single beer.

What a lovely place: set in fairly rough area on a quiet side street, I am really glad we made the effort to find it.

Looks like a shop/deli at first glance, but on entering you see the whole place (not that it's big). Three or four thin, but almost long bench tables all covered in red and white check tablecloths with benches to sit on. Crates all over the place, shelves of beers and three huge glass fronted fridges to pick your bottles from. There is a small deli counter with meat, cheese and other stuff on show too.

Small poster advertising a cask over the weekend in the window, sadly we were there on a Thursday afternoon (mid April 2011), so only bottles for us.

We asked for a selection of cold meats, breads and pickles, to have with our bottle choices, we were not disappointed: a huge platter was laid before us, with various pate' and cuts of meat from Franconia, along side were baskets containing three different breads, as well as large gurkins: a veritable feast in fact.

All eight bottles tried were excellent and new to us, what more could you ask for?

I hope this place takes off, it is miles from anywhere else worth seeing (in my opinion anyway), but please try and get out here if in Berlin. We were the only customers during our two hour stay (apart from a local buying some bottles to take away), which was a real shame because it deserves to flourish.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Frankenbier Connection is a beer store, bottle bar and eatery in the multi-kulti Berlin borough of Neukölln. It specializes in beer, meat, bread and cheese from the German region of Franconia (Franken). The interior is small: three long tables with benches, a few shelves, fridges and a meat counter. It has a very homey feel.

There's about 50 different beers to choose from, with many from Mahr's, Sonne and Spezial, along with an array of delicious Würst, cheeses and rye breads. The beers are sold to-go or stay-in, which is slightly more expensive at around €2.50 per bottle. In addition, they offered a great Bock from Keesman on-tap since it was the weekend. Price was only €2 for a gravity-keg poured pint.

The owners, Thilo and Sabine, could not be nicer people. We spoke in German, so I'm not sure how much English they know, but they definitely know their beer since they're originally from the Bamberg area. They made us a plate of assorted sausages, bread, pickles and a tasty Obatzda (cheese spread) for around €8 that was so much food, it was basically dinner for two.

Nothing negative to say about this place. I felt like I was having Brotzeit in someone's kitchen in Bamberg. Awesome.

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Photo of calibrewfan
4/5  rDev -8.9%

We heard about this place from another brewer in Berlin. We were going to the Turkish Market which is close by so we decided to stop in. They have a lot of beers from Franconia which is not my specialty, but the beers were good. We had a Hoffman Christmas Beer which we really liked. You can pop open a bottle there and get some small eats like cheese/meat/bread/sausage. Also they tap small barrels on a weekly basis, I think on Friday nights. This is a cool neighborhood place that is worth checking out if you are in Berlin.

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Frankenbier Connection in Berlin, Germany
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