Traditionsbrauerei Brauberger zu Lübeck

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Alfstr. 36
Lübeck, 23552

0049 451 71444 | map

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Reviews by soju6:
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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The brewpub is located in the old part of Lubeck. The interior is fairly modern and layout is kind of neat. Although their choice of music could be improved on.

Unfortunately they have one beer available. I believe they also has a winter beer when in season. Oddly, they do have a number of Radler styles to choose from, which seem to be common in many places in Germany.

The meals are of traditional German pub fare which is quite good. I had the Schnitzel which was excellent. "Old town" Lubeck is worth a day trip from Hamburg and the brewpub is a perfect fit.

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I visited the Brau Berger in September 2008 and again in 2010. They only have one beer and it is a Kellerbier. It is unfiltered and one of the best beers I had while in Germany.

This place served dinner buffet style with a lot of meat and some vegetables. There were sausages, and several good pork cuts. the food was very good.

However, the best part was the beer. We were there with a group so we had our beer self-served from a small cask. The waiter set it up on its own stool (see avatar) and hammered the tap into the bung and the joy began. It was gravity fed, so the flow was slow, but the carbonation was subtle with fine bubbles. Just a nice presentation.

Since I'm not German and we seldom see establishments like this in the states, I rated the atmosphere higher than someone from Germany probably would have. But to me it is worth the high rating. I rated it low in selection because it had only 1 beer. This seems kind of unfair, because it is a better place than the score would indicate. Service was OK, but it was a buffet and we were serving our own beer, so there really isn't much to rate.

If you are near Lubeck, it is worth the effort to give this place a visit. You won't be disappointed with the beer.

When I returned in 2010, I had the beer on tap and in the bottle. Beer service was very good. The cask and tap are the best, but the bottle wasn't as degraded as I thought it might be. I met the brewer and he was a very informative fellow. Really proud of his establishment and happy to share details of the beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Regularly had dinner and beer(s) here when I was studying German at the Fachhochschule in Lubeck. They generally opened around 5PM. If you got there then, they'd be clearing away the brewing gear and moving back the tables.

The Brauberger makes all of their own beer, no bottled choices are available. So if you are looking for a wide variety of beers, this won't be the place to find them. The only beer they offered in summer was a tasty zwickelbier, which they also sold in refillable swiveltop bottles to take home. It remains the only zwickelbier I've ever tasted, and it was pretty good! Apparently, they also make some sort of winter beer, but since I was there in the summer, I was unable to try it.

One of the really cool things about this place is that it was built over a beer cellar built in the early 1200s. This area was lit by candlelight, with various picnic-style tables. On some of the walls, you can just pick out latin words painted long ago. Of course, the American and English pop music piped in through the sound system tended to detract from the atmosphere a little, but it was pretty cool having a liter of tasty beer while sitting in a room three times as old as my country!

Another reason to visit the Brauberger is the food, which is traditional German fare, like suasages, breaaded potatoes, herring, etc. All was very tasty, and set me up amazingly well for the evening. Set up as a buffett, the servers dished out generous portions, at very reasonable prices (NOTE: this was in 1999, before the euro became the common European currency; the Deutche Mark was roughly equal to the Canadian dollar at the time - about 70 to 75 US cents - it won't be as cheap today).

For the most part service was excellent. The waitresses were usually very understanding toward my halting German. In general, I found most Germans responded positively to Americans who made the attempt to speak German, rather than expect everyone to speak English. One waitress was rather rude, however, which caused my friends and I - Americans and Germans alike - to refer to her as Eva (as in Eva Braun).

This is a great place with a cool atmosphere and good food and beer located in the picturesque altstadt of Lubeck. If you're in town, visit this place!

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Traditionsbrauerei Brauberger zu Lübeck in Lübeck, Germany
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