Germany > Brandenburg > Potsdam
Theydon_Bois (458) The íSham, England | March 15, 2013
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Of all the beer venues Iíve visited over the years this one involved one of the most ardous journeys - Oct í10 (DMís 40th bash).
We took the RB train from Berlin HBF and some 30 minutes later alighted at Potsdam HBF. There is a bus from said HBF that takes you within a few yards of this venue - I do encourage you to take it !
We took the other option for some reason which was a tram to near Templiner see after which we got hopelessly lost, spent more than hour than we should have done, walked (trespassed?) down a railway line, jumped a fence onto the footpath bridge over the lake and eventually arrived at the Braumanufaktur some 2 hours after arriving in Potsdam!
The place is akin to an old hunting lodge with deer/moose heads adorning the walls.
3 of their own beers were available on tap - all decent enough.
Service was more than decent as was the food - in fact the food was top notch - a couple of game dishses being on offer.
Well worth a visit.
Just get the bloody bus !!!!!!
heavy (60) Split, Croatia | October 21, 2012
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Was there quickly at night to try the beers. Quite far, but with frequent bus service you get there quickly. Worth seeing, beerwise, but I would definitely return in spring or summertime during the day, also to enjoy wonderful forest and lake sights. And have a lunch, I remember menu looked nice. Even a walk from Potsdam in such conditions would be very nice. Service was very helpful, quite wide selection of beers for a brewpub, including mead.
lberges (31) Berlin, Germany | July 27, 2012
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My favourite place in Potsdam. It has the best beer, the Potsdamer Stange.
2nd reason to go there: The big Brotzeit for just 5,90 incl. self made bread.
We went there by bike, the cycle path from downtown Potsdam has a brand new tarmac.
EithCubes (218) New Jersey | May 20, 2012
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Save yourself the aggravation and take the bus from the Hbf (#607, which only runs hourly, so some planning needs to be done). Actually, that was without a doubt the bumpiest bus ride Iíve ever been on (have been on smoother roller coasters), so the bicycle option might indeed be preferable. Sunny, foresty outside with an interesting play area for the kiddies, inside has lots of mounted dead animal heads and horns for those of you who like that kind of thing. Beers are, of course, worth the trip, especially their Berliner (er, Potsdamer) Weisse. A Dixieland/oompah band sent me off, complete with a ... charming German accent on the vocals (Louis couldnít have helped but smile).
BlackHaddock (263) , England | April 2, 2012
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In Berlin for Green Week and we decided to have Sunday lunch somewhere out of the ordinary: a trip out to the Templin Forest on the far side of Potsdam was chosen, we knew this brewpub was here somewhere. ĎSí Bahn out to Potsdam and then bus 607 takes you along the Templin lakeside right to the place. Across the road is a campsite and beach along with a ferry jetty and boat hire places: too cold and quiet on our visit for anybody to be about, so we had a nose around before retiring into the pub.
Lovely gardens, but empty and cold in mid-January: so we join everyone else inside. Large oblong shaped room, bar just to your left as you walk in. The walls have the heads, horns and antlers of various animals caught in the area otherwise you could have been almost anywhere. Basic wooden everything, tables, chairs, floor, bar, coat stand, etc, etc.
Service was good, English menu if required, other customers well dressed and well to do, itís a classy place for a Sunday lunch.
The food was wonderful and filling, tradition German fare and priced keenly. Four draught beers available on our visit, all four in the party were impressed with both the beers and food, long way out of Berlin city; but worth the journey, if only to sober up on the way back!
Mooncattie (57) Markham, Ontario | July 25, 2011
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OK, where to begin? Sunny Saturday afternoon in Germany? Check. Train ride to Potsdam and quick #607 bus connection to Forsthaus Templin stop? Done. Is the Braumanufaktur open? Jawol! First up at my table in this very pleasant outdoor patio is a 0.5 litre of light Pils. Cloudy, unfiltered, fresh as a Cashier at a Currywurst stand, itís certified organic and deliciously mild. Today (July 16, 2011), it comes accompanied by a slab of pork ribs (9.50 Euros) that succeeded in being both fatty and dry. No matter, here comes the second round, a dunkel lager thatís every bit as tasty and fresh as the pilsener. There is an attractive indoor restaurant at Braumanufaktur where you can stare at the copper kettles (one whose doors started flapping to the great amusement of all, as if there was someone in there trying to escape!). I was very happy to stay out on the patio, along with the couples and their dogs. Thereís plenty of room outside, and thereís a rather nice playground for the little ones in the far corner. Interestingly, the Forsthaus has been in use as a restaurant for well over a century, with its hey-day in the early 20th century when bathers would combine a visit to the nearby lake with refreshment. As I write this, a boatís steam whistle has sounded not far off, so itís nice to know the lake and this beer stop remain popular. Thereís a bonus here - actually, two. One is the Seasonal beer offering, which today was the Forsthaus version of the Berliner Weisse bier with the "Schuss", the red or green syrup. I passed! The other, and for me more tempting, was their Potsdamer Stangenbier, advertised as a traditional, tangy light yellow beer. Itís also cloudy, and comes in a Weissbier-type glass. Itís delicious, far tastier to me than the usual wheat beer. Everything here is so fresh. And the icing on the cake? You can drink the Pils, Lager, Stangenbier or seasonal offerings in a 0.3 l, 0.5 l, 1 litre mass, or pick up a 10 litre keg for the entire non-playground using family (July 2011 Prices are a very low 2, 3, and 5.50 Euros respectively - or 50 Euros for the keg if you have a driver!). Very Highly Recommended.
culchiem (37) , Germany | May 22, 2011
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A nice bike ride through the trees from Potsdam, downhill all the way so tougher on the way back. Was there on a warm May afternoon so sat on the terrace (covered or uncovered options) Nice playground, with bouncy castle to keep the kids amused. Two seasons on, as it is may and early summer along with 4 regulars. Fairly standard german menu, nice staff, likeable place
Beershine (680) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 2, 2011
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Nice out of the way spot, with a forest hunting lodge theme interior. Lots of taxidermy and also a live, very warm and friendly house cat. The brick covered brew kettles are lovely. The beer is solid and more creative than most, with a Potsdammerweisse (their version of the Berlinerweisse) the standout. Also had stangenbier, another local historical beer.
fugitive (146) Athens, Greece | February 8, 2011
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A nice place situated outside of Potsdam about 5 km. Fortunately there is a bus that stops in front of the brewpub. Beautiful place, good service and food, honest beers.
Ungstrup (345) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | March 30, 2010
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A place situated far out in the forest - donít trust Tove (Papsoeís GPS), so a bit hard to find. But when you find it, it is beutifully located close the the lake. A old forest cabin decorated with stone floor, white stone wall, and wooden tables and chairs. With lots of antlers hanging on the wall, a house cat, and a good wood fire burning in fireplace in winter. A beutiful brewery is situated in one end of the building. We sampled 4 different beers, some on draft and some in bottle, and their mead. The service was very helpfull and nice.
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