We caught a bus at the ZOB at 10:00am and a half hour later we were at Brauerei Wagner in Merkendorf.
|Beers of Wagner Merkendorf|
I especially like the entrance mosaic, as the initials are the same as mine...
We had lunch and another beer. Then it was time to catch the bus back to Memmelsdorf, were we had a quick beer at Höhn.
Then it was couple doors down to Drei Kronen where they had three beers on draft, a "Frankisches Altbier" (FrAlt), the Keller-Pils and Stöffla (their lightly smoked lager). Herr Straub stopped by for a hello and then rushed back to the business of running a brewery.
Then it was back on the bus for the short ride to Strassgiech and Andy Gänstaller's tap room at the old Drei Kronen pub.
First up for me was the Kellerbier, while other's had the Zwickel Pils
|Gänstaller Rocks II|
We were staring at the chalkboard menu which had a strudel listed so most of us broke down and ordered one.
Andy then brought out some of his more exotic beers, a 8+% highly hopped smoked lager he calls IPS (India Pale Smoked). I didn't think smoke and hops went together, but he mad it work.
|India Pale Smoked Lager|
Then he brought some bottles of his Baltic Porter (has a long name with "Riga" in it but I was too busy drinking). We had this last December when it was fairly new and it has only improved with time.