deanso (549) Chiang Mai, Thailand | January 11, 2011| Updated December 30, 2011
- AMBIANCE 4/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 10/15
- FOOD N/A
- VALUE 7/10
- OVERALL 14/20
I wish theyíd make this place easier to find. Itís stuck in the middle of nowhere. Go to the BIG C on the NE side of town. In the shopping complex, itís on your 2nd turning right. Itís 80-100 Baht by tuk-tuk from the city centre
The evening started off well. Good attentive service. I started going thru the 5 tap beers. I got to nr 3 and the other 2 were off (seasonals?) which was a shame
DenverLogan (65) LA, California | April 18, 2006
- AMBIANCE 5/5
- SERVICE 8/10
- SELECTION 8/15
- FOOD 8/10
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 16/20
Large beer hall with tall ceilings and mixed seatings overseeing big stage where Thai traditional and later a pop music show occurs - fun, varied and strange! Beers include a lager, banana strong Weizen, a decent Dunkel, 7.5% Weizen Bock, and their seasonal Songkran 7.6% Bock thatís full bodied with slight sugarcane and lychee flavors. Nothing spectacular, but for Thailand, really good and in general the bigger beers are quite drinkable...the weizen has the heavy banana flavors. The food menu has a page of German sausage offerings, and pages of Thai goodies such as spicy fish stomach salad, spicy prawn-jelly salad, hot fried sayotae, pork-holy basil fried rice, ostrich cooked in forest style soup, local spicy frog soup, fried sea fish ball, steamed snake fish & chili, tosu fish, sicy sheeps rib, mixed rongbeer sausage, spicy pork knuckle soup, sour egg with herb, steamed pigeon pea, deep fried prawns head, and fried chickenís joint. Difficult choices for sure!
Brewer John Ulrich Marienka is the second brewer at this place and he used to brew in Duisburg, Germany. He relates some of his challenges while making sure my mug is filled with dunkels and the Songkran bock. I see some tables have 3, 5 or 10 liter towers of beer. The place is happening with and without power. Overall, this is the most bizarre brewhouse Iíve been to...very fun!
TimE (340) Tokyo, Japan | April 10, 2005| Updated April 18, 2006
- AMBIANCE 3/5
- SERVICE 9/10
- SELECTION 13/15
- FOOD 3/10
- VALUE N/A
- OVERALL 12/20
Big and boxy, but with live bands that are pretty damn good and with 6 decent micros on tap, how can I really complain in a country that is turning into a beer wasteland?
Food is typical German fair and is pretty tasteless, I wouldnít bother if you donít have to. Both my friendís and my meals were bland as can be.
Great service with lots of staff and reasonable prices for beer. I havenít been to all the brewpubs in Thailand, but I feel confident that this is the best in the country based on selection and quality of beers. A must visit if you are in the north part of Thailand