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$$ - reasonable
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Bissener Straße 51
phone: +49 02405 92450
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Everytime I am in Aachen I try to make a side trip to Würselen, about 10-15minutes on bus number 21. Get off at Würselen Rathaus, take the first right, about 5meteres from the stop on Lindenstr, about 200m down on the right side you will find Bier und Weinbrandecke.
Very small shop, with an insane selection of beers from all over the world. They claim to have close to 3,000 beers from over 60 countries (at one point they had the guinness record for beer selection).
While they do have some beers from the US and from around the world, they specialize in German beers, which is wonderful. (distribution in Germany is awful, it is very regional)
They have beers from just about every corner of Germany, a wonderful selection of beers from small breweries.
The proprietor is extremely friendly and very helpful.
The prices are a bit more than if you found the beer near the brewery, but this is to be expected.You can get most beers for around 1-2.
04-02-2010 10:53:32 |
More by digita7693
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
On a brisk October afternoon I found myself in the small town of Würselen in order to visit the highly-touted Bier und Weinbrandecke, a beer store that's about a half-hour bus ride from the center of Aachen.
Located on a residential street corner--hence the German "Ecke" in the store's name-- this quaint shop boasts an excellent beer selection, especially for Germany. Outside the store there are stacks of beer and soda, and inside you'll find more diverse offerings. You'll also find Didi (Dieter), the proprietor. He is one of the nicest Germans I have ever met! We chatted, in German, about beer for over half an hour as I perused the small shop's selection. He admitted to being out of certain brews, but told me to come back in a week or two in order to see the complete selection. He was easily the coolest store-owner I've ever encountered.
Didi has hundreds of German beers I've never even heard of, and he recommended some excellent Bock- and Weissbiere. I saw a few familiar labels such as Andechser, Weihenstephaner and Augustiner, but overall, I didn't recognize most of the beers in the store-- pretty amazing. However, there is no way that this tiny store has 3,000 beers-- try closer to 300, maybe 400. There was a great selection of beer glasses and Steins, too. I picked up a vintage Weihenstephaner wheat beer glass with the retro blue-and-white logo and old-school shape. The non-German beer selection was very limited: don't come here looking for Belgians. Not that it matters, I didn't see any wine (Wein) at the store either.
Though the prices are high (about €1,60 on average per bottle), one can't complain about the quality and selection at this German beer shop. Didi is the man!
10-13-2010 17:19:45 |
More by dasenebler
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Popped over to here while staying in Valkenburg, Holland, during October 2012.
I had a list of German beers I wanted and having read somewhere they stocked over 3,000 different bottles I went with high expectations.
The actual place isn't the huge warehouse I thought, but a small corner shop (yes, I know Ecke means corner in German, but, well, I guessed wrong). Outside is a large display of crates and bottles, inside many more bottles and glasses are on show, the joint is jam packed with beers (in no real order of style, region or brewery even). 300 Different beers max I'd say.
The guy is very friendly enough and we found a couple of the beers I wanted, then I changed tack and just grabbed stuff I knew I hadn't had before. My german is basic but OK, his English poorer than my German, so we spoke in his language: 16 Bottles later and 2 freely given metal advertising boards, I signed his visitors book. The guy is fine, his 'Jack Russell' a nasty piece of work!
Glad I drove across to use the shop, the international selection was all the usual suspects, which was a bit of a disappointment, but he has loads of German beers you'll never have heard of, or seen before, even if you are German and a beer geek.
11-12-2012 12:49:26 |
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Bier und Weinbrandecke in Würselen, Germany