Visited on 18/07/2012. Reached by walking along the cycle track from the 907 bus terminus in Drosendorf, which took about an hour and was pleasant amongst the wheat fields and orchards, with a view of the Giechburg castle across the valley. I was the first customer of the day a couple of minutes after opening and received a friendly welcome from the owners. Got to sample a couple of great beers (the keller and smoked Marzen) and sit in a pleasant, leafy courtyard. Enjoyed it so much I missed the last (1806) bus back to Bamberg and had to repeat the walk to Drosendorf instead. A great experience all round.
Lovely place. Great food, Even greater beer and kind people. 10 Km from Bamberg. Re-rate July 2013: Just as awesome as the first time. Amazing food and amazing beer. Cozy surrounding and friendly people. 84-88.
Probably the finest beer stop in Bavaria. Very personal service with a nice tour of the old brewery. We all had the schnitzel for dinner which was made with spent grains and it was unbelievable. The beer was out of this fucking world. Un-fucking-believable. You haven’t been on a German beer tour until you’ve come here. Thank you again, Andres!
Home to some of the best beers brewed in Germany at the moment, if the Zoigl is representative of the process. Definitely a bit rural, but worth a try at timing a visit just right. I need to go back, and next time with he bus instead of a bike.
What a place! Our best Schnitzel during 4 days i Franken and an awesome Zoigl beer. Andreas Ganstaller showed us the museum brewery and we got to try some of the last drops of the Dark smoked Marzen. We also happened to meet by chance Frank Wetzel (Bierregion-Franken) Nice guy. I will return sometime in the near future. Thats for sure! (Visited April 27th 2012)
Both food and beer were outstanding. All in my group were extremly satisfied. The brewer himself came and showed us the historic beer celler with old brewery equipment. We also were introduced to some of his beer pals. A must visit! I have never tried such good beer my life.
Can’t put it into words. Perhaps the best beer in Germany at the moment, brewed and served by one of the most humble, friendly and genuine people I’ve ever met in the industry. And the food was legitimately some of the best I’ve ever had in Germany. Barley malt-crusted schnitzel hell yes.
Manybells (2) Waddinxveen, Netherlands | December 1, 2011| Updated January 28, 2012
I am very happy, next week i go back to Germany and will enjoy the fine beer and food, the good service and the very friendly Andi and Manu Gänsstaller. We spend every year our vacation near Bamberg and we go for years to the Zoiglstube, former by Beck and nou by Drei Kronen at Strassgiech. We cant wait to come back.
Greetings from Frank and Diana
We went back at 3 Kronen , the beer and food was the same high quality level as we known , Manu & Andi are the same warm, friendly and hard working people as alltime and the only bad thing we found is that Strassgiech is so far away from my hometown Waddinxveen, so we have to wait to next summer for our next Zoiglstubeexperience.
Yeah Zoiglstube rocks!!!!!!!!!!!
Ernest (207) Boulder, Colorado | November 16, 2011| Updated September 2, 2013
Two magical experiences so far, and it sounds like I may not have many more opportunities to do so due to their lease ending in Dec 2013. Easily among the best brewers in Germany (and the world, for that matter), Andreas Gänstaller is not only friendly and humble, most of his beers are 4.5 to 5.0 quality...just jaw-dropping, and the only beers to date that have ever brought literal tears to my eyes. Charming small town, charming little pub, and really friendly/kind staff. Only a few beers are available at any given time, but the quality more than makes up for that. Truly a peerless brewer and one of the top beer destinations in the world.
Needless to say I love this place. The beer selection isn’t very big but excellent. And Andy and Manuela are so friendly, helpful and enthusiastic that it’s just a must to go there when in the neighbourhood. Oh, and make sure you see the museum brewery.