Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Beer Available At Braustelle (arranged by most recent)
Freigeist Sour Porter Kirsche 63, Braustelle Wilde Wutz 65, Braustelle Helios Weizen 35, Braustelle Klüttenmann , Braustelle Helios 75, Freigeist Kampot Black , Braustelle Kräuterkauz Kölner Nektar , Braustelle Kräuterkauz Kölner Wildnis , Braustelle Schwarzgeräuchertes 89, Freigeist Kampot Red , Braustelle Afrique , Freigeist Leipziger Gose Quittelsdorf 94, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry 85, Braustelle Consideration Cup , Freigeist Hoppeditz 91, Braustelle Rauchweizenbier 39, Braustelle Rosemarie 52, Braustelle Helios Pale Ale , The Monarchy Methusalem Sour Altbier 88, Freigeist Abraxxxas 94
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Travlr (1324) Washington, Washington DC | August 4, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
I wish places like this existed when I lived in Germany. I visited just before their beer festival, and all the brewers were seated at the stammtisch - I was honored to be invited to sit with them, whereupon koeschtrinker started opening a slew of Brazilian beers. That was the last thing I expected in Germany. The food was the highlight of my trip, amazing. Tap list was incredible, and you can go around the bar toward the kitchen and pick out some bottles on top of a small fridge there. Even the locals were more or less fun, and some were adventurous to tey some non-rheinheitsgebot beers. Priceless.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | June 9, 2007
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Atypical Köln brewpub, they even make an alt! In fact, it is around 4km out of the city centre. Just follow Venloerstr. until you see it on your left. A fair walk especially as the opening hours won’t allow this spot to be your first stop in a Köln tour, but their different selection makes it worth the effort. Their beers could certainly use a little tweaking as of my visit, but the multiple experiments they put out, and their website pretends to list the seasonal menu from month to month, would make it interesting to visit again. Rather generic atmsophere though, paler, uglier wood than most and low ceiling, rather duller and cheaper than most.
Theydon_Bois (534) The ’Sham, England | November 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on Saturday evening 27/04/13 fairly late around 10.30pm to find the place booming.
We took a train from Koln HBF to Ehrenfeld station, 10 minute ride then a 5 or so minutes walk.
Medium sized bar kind of U shaped with the bar in the centre and the right hand side more a separate room.
We eventually bagged a table for 6 after lurking for 20 minutes or so near a group who had just eaten.
At the business end the bar staff (we ordered at the bar which was a nice change!) were friendly and knowledgeable. 4 taps of Braustelle beers plus 10 or so bottles from Braustellea and Freigeist.
Good vibes in this bar from a predominantly young crowd. Must visit for the ardent beer ticker on a weekend in Koln/NRW as the hopped up Kolsch and bottled stouts make a nice change from the trad styles of the area.
We had to wait 20 minutes for a table
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 11, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Spartan brewpub outside the city center. Completely different vibe which tends to attract a younger crowd; great way to introduce different types of beer to a different generation. The variety of brews on offer is stellar for the region and many of them are good. All in all, not a charming place because of its looks (far from it), but it can certainly get addictive if you are craving for a bigger selection than your usual area brewery.
pivnizub (455) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | May 14, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
More like a student’s pub or a suburban watering hole than a typical Brauhaus. The selection makes it wort a detour, even though their beers are not the best You can get in town !
KyotoLefty (430) Kyoto, Japan | September 5, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great place a bit outside of the city center, but reallz a must stop. the selection seemed a bit slimmer than usual when we went, but their beers, and the guest bottles they get in, are very interesting and should be tried. The food was great, and came in enormous portions. Staff was very nice about answering my questions. Great place for new kinds of beer in the area.
Dedollewaitor (334) Odense, Denmark | April 3, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great cozy cafe’ like brewpub. Cologne’s most hoppy Kolsch. Fine solid German food. 3 house beers : Alt, Kolsch and wheat. Freigeist beers sometimes avaliable. Friendly service.
sic1314 (297) Leiden, Netherlands | November 4, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly spartan and small,a pretty minimal seleection of average beer at reasonable prices.
b727trijet (250) Isleworth, England | June 15, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Some inspirational brewing, especially in Germany, the first place I ever saw (in Germany) doing apricot and ginger beer! They also do an Alt ! Well worth the tram ride if you have the time.
Christian (236) Odense, Denmark | July 31, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
After a while in Cologne, you may be tired of dark rooms and dark wooden panelling in the pubs. If so, you will enjoy the no-bullshit interior at Braustelle. A raw and young feel that matches the untraditional brewing going on at the place. Adventurous brewing for a German place, and some unique beers brewed with passion. Definitely worth the trip outside of the city centre.
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