Visited 6.10.17. We were in Buttenheim for Lowenbrau but this place, right next door, is bigger and seems more established. We had a beer by them a few years ago in Romania that the non-rater of us actually remembered and some free time so we sat there for a round and a bottle of non-alcoholic. Nice and cosy with wooden panels on the walls. Also, by the time we got there, the Levi Strauss Birthplace (which we learned about upon entering Buttenheim) was already closed for the day, so no tourists - that's always a plus.
Visited Oct 2016. Super cosy bar / brewery / restaurant in the centre of this small town, with traditional decor. Really friendly service from the waitress, made us feel very welcome. Selection not huge but the bockbier that we had here was the best that we had in the region. Food was excellent, I had the goose, my wife had the ’sauerbraten’. Prices super cheap for both food and beer. A must visit in my opinion.
Kind of visited this place in January 2014. The brewery was apparently ’closed for renovation’ or some such. After wandering about, we found an employee of the brewery. Thankfully, one of our party spoke (speaks) German and was able to negotiate a sale; so, we ended up with around 14 bottles for something like EUR 8, which we drank outside the brewery. The beers were pretty good, and definitely good value. And the guy working at the brewery offered a pretty nice service to us. So, in my limited experience at this place, I can say that they have good beers and employ at least one decent fellow.
Visited in November 2012 just before lunchtime .. We thought to have our food in here because the best reference about this place than the lowenbrau .. After a pils and a kelkerbier we changed our mind and we said " let’s try the other place just next door" .. We did we never came back in here ... I mean the place is very nice and the beers too but after you taste the kelkerbier in the lowenbrau you can’t get nothing better in town .. I would visit again the place anyway .. Revisited several time from the first visit .. We came here at the beginning of October 2014 and I must say that the Keller was in a very good shape !! I tend to like more micros and I don’t know if we can stil consider here as micros but the result is very good ..
The St. Georgen beers are excellent and this is a nice environment to try them (unfortunately I didn’t have time to get up to the keller). Friendly staff handling a small lunchtime crowd. Didn’t eat but the plates of food coming out looked plentiful. Worth coming by for the beers.
Visited during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Or actually did not really visit. We came there only to find it was closed for refurbishment. Before giving up we walked into the brewery, found a guy and was allowed to but all the different beers that were stored in there. We tried the beers outside the brewery and then Went for the station.
A review / non review but useful info non the same ... Visited around 12.30 lunchtime on Saturday 25th January 2014 to be greeted by a ’closed for refurbishment until 31 Jan’ sign !
Right next to Lowenbrau as others have touched on so no great loss as we’d already visited the former. Both these venues are a good 15+ minute walk from the HBF and there were no sign of any taxis.
What to do ? There was a hotel opposite with a St Georgen Brau sign on it so we thought we’d pop in there to get some ticks (there is of course the keller but we didn’t have time for this).
So we wander around this dimly lit hotel and stumble into someones bedroom and a guy with a hoover appears who speaks neither English or German !!! He was wearing fluffy grey socks along with sandals - this was not a good look but I was unable to tell him this ! We couldn’t find the bar so stumbled out the other side via another darkened corridor - I shit you not 9 of us tickers trooping through this hotel with the only person on hand armed with a hoover and unable to communicate with us ! Back to the brewery where Jan negotiated a crate of beer. 14 bottles for 8 Euros, 11 different beers all told - BARGAIN !!!
We stood outside for 20 minutes drinking our plunder around an ornate stone table with tap handles on it.
Never give up on a closed venue - there are always ticks at the end of the tunnel :P
Visited several times with my parents. Cosy village pub, placed close to Bamberg. Parking close by, and I assume there will be buses from Bamberg, or you can rent a bike, it is not that far away from Bamberg. Friendly staff, beers served in good condition, have both seasonal and regulars. It is possible to buy beers to take away as well. Tradtionel brauhaus deco and great food. For sure worth a visit if in the area :-)