The beer scene in Berlin has been developing fast over the last few years, with micro breweries, contract breweries and beer bars popping up all over the city. I’ll get back to that.
Today I’ll just mention the one factor that will really change the European beer scene, the Stone Berlin brewery.
I hope to get back to presenting the brewery itself later. Today I’ll just recommend vising the bar and restaurant. This is an old brick building converted in a grand manner, with space for hundreds of people. When the outside space is developed, this will also be an splendid place on summer evenings.
You don’t have to splurge on a meal, just sit down at the bar and sample some of the beers. Some are exclusives brewed here, some are barrel aged rarities from the Stone catalog. Some are guest brews from across Europe.
A total of about 65 beers on tap, if I remember correctly, so it could easily turn into a long evening.
A gift shop with their canned beers and various merch, too.
It’s in southern Berlin, some distance from the nearest U-bahn stop, but there are buses. Google maps will help you find the way.
The really good news for everyone, if we are lucky to get to Berlin or not, is that we get fresh beer from the Berlin canning line across Europe. Right now there is a Christmas stout available.