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Beer Ratings: 265
Beer Avg: 3.88
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
phone: 0043 221 285 69 32
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been in Germany for about 8 months now, I am from the US. I had been missing hop character in beers. The German Purity law makes it challenging to have beer that stands out. BUT, this brewery is in a nice setting, it is usually pretty busy, and they have delicious beer! I sat at the bar and spoke with the man sitting next to me, turned out her was the master brewer/owner. I told him I liked hoppy beers and he ordered me something, not sure what it was but it was delicious! We then ordered all there beers on tap (they rotate on 4 taps) and tried three of their bottles. I was surprised by how many styles they had available. All good beer!
02-07-2013 15:00:50 |
More by zachd1
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5 | $$
Went here based on recommendations from others here on BA, it was something different in Germany they actually brew great beer I tried all of their selection at the time unfortunately it wasn't a lot they only had like 4 as the master brewer was on vacation. But I tried the Helios, the Helios wizen the alt and the no hops beer. And they were all memorable. I appreciate the friendliness of the staff in helping me understand the menu. The patrons were also very freindly and picked up conversation with me quite quickly. I do suggest you go here if your ever in Cologne looking for something unique. the food menu is amazing and the quality is still some of the best Ive eaten while on my short trip. and all this for a very reasonable price.
04-10-2012 15:33:38 |
More by DthMtlSash
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Braustelle is a brewpub in a bustling neighborhood several miles from downtown Cologne. The door is on the corner of the building, and the modest bar, several steps inside, runs diagonally across the room and seats perhaps 12. The rest of the space is taken up by about 15 variously-sized tables. The brewing equipment is in the back of one side and mostly in the basement. One might think that a pub, self- proclaimed as "Cologne's Smallest Brewery", might have one beer, maybe even a good one. But Braustelle had 4 of their own beers on tap, as well as 5 bottled beers of their own to offer. Like an American brewpub they experiment with styles, offering among others a German Porter, a Doppell, Trippel, and a beer that tasted like an English barley wine. Early on a Saturday evening, the place was quite busy with people eating, drinking, and enjoying themselves.
11-23-2011 02:37:01 |
More by foamee
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Braustelle is a very small brewpub/restaurant in Ehrenfeld, a cool district in Köln. They only serve beer brewed in-house, in what is more of a nano-brewery than anything. You can even sit right next to some of their brew kettles and stacks of malt bags from Weyermann. Very low-key, alternative feel to the place.
They have maybe four taps, a few bottles, and an excellent, varied menu. When I was there they had Helios (a hoppy, unfiltered Kölsch), Ehrenfeld Alt, Weizen and Fritz IPA, one of the best European-brewed IPAs I've ever had. The Helios is cheap at €1,40 per glass, and very drinkable. The food is very good, with typical German fare, such as Frikadellen, and more pub grub like fried fish. Simple and well-exectuted.
The only weak point was the service, which, while better than most bars in Germany, still had that disinterested, European nonchalance. They were nice enough. Sebastian, however, is the man, so I can't give less than a four for service.
This is a great local place, completely free of tourists. The beer is tasty and the food is just as good.
02-04-2011 14:19:25 |
More by dasenebler
Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustelle in Köln, Germany