Small place in the mosty wine heavy town of hermann. Up front is the bar area and with a hallway in the back with the brewing equipment. They serve 6 German lager styles and i must admit all 6 are pretty decent to excellent. Servings come in a $3 pint or a 5oz sample for a buck. I went ahead and just got all 6 in the sample size and took a few bottles home with me. The guy working there said that they are going to open a resturant across the street but that is at least a year away. Overall a nice place in Hermann to go for decent beer.
We went on a quiet afternoon when only the brewer’s mom was around. Nice lady, and we were happy with the beers, especially the pilsner. I like to see a dedication to serious, traditional German-style lagers. Kind of refreshing in this age of imperial barrel-aged sour whatehaveyas. Really nice brewing kit in an old feed store. We bought some bottled pilsners to last us a few days and they held up well. Fits right in. As an aside, I got married right across the street from this place.
So out of all the places that I have been to on this trip, this is one of the places that I have had the most fun. Elijah was very gracious in showing us around and telling us the history and future plans for the property. They have a self-guided tour into the brewing area which is amazing, no corners cut and no expense spared turning this into quite the brewery experience. Gift shop at the end of the hallway with bottles and glassware and other niceties for sale. A few tables in the bar area and this particular day they had 5 beers on tap that you could sample for 5 bucks. They also had pizza for sale which I did not try. A simple small production brew and sell facility. Very nice people, very knowledgeable and happy to have you there. A must stop off of I-70.
Bottles are now available. Each of their brews are solid example of their style. Great location next to Hermannoff Winery. The Dierberg family is doing some great construction work in the are to improve the small town feel. Great historic building set up to provide an educational experience of the brewing process.
theisti (826) Kansas | October 22, 2007| Updated September 8, 2014
October 2007. Braudog review is spot on. This place spared no expense, very interesting place to sample a few beers. Only knock I had was that the Octoberfest I was served came in a plastic cup. Granted, they were deluged with 500 people the day previous, but would have preferred glass. Most certainly worth a stop. However, if you are looking for spots to hit in Hermann for beer on ratebeer.com, you probably would have stopped here anyway.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Braudog (863) Yorktown, Virginia | July 17, 2007| Updated July 18, 2007
July 2007 - This is an ambitious brewing project in the heart of historic Hermann, Missouri, a place known more for its wines, but where the German down-home feeling is a perfect fit for this brewer in the German style. I understand these are the folks who had previously operated the Bayernhof Brewery on the outskirts of town. They’ve now done an excellent job in restoring an old grain elevator and mill building into a gorgeous little brewery. They’ve set it up so you can take a look a the brewhouse, the lagering tanks and even their just-starting bottling operation. They offered four beers on tap in a tasting room -- Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Maibock and Doppelbock. A sampler of all four will set you back $4, or you can have a 16oz draft for $3. If you’re hungry, they do have frozen pizzas, but that’s it for now. There’s also some nice schwag for sale, if at a bit high price, including $20 filled growlers to go. They weren’t bottling yet, but seem poised to do so, so future visitors may be able to take a nice variety to go. The staffer (owner? or brewer’s mom?) was an old-school lager lover, even differentiating in her mind to ales versus "beer" and proclaiming their richly malty pilsner as hoppy (it was still good). Friendly enough place that has a lot invested in a nice location -- hope they can generate enough income to stay open!