Friday, October 29, 2010

Walking around Leipzig -- disappointment

Directly across from the Thomaskirche is a brewpub, not surprisingly named Brauhaus an der Thomaskirche. They brew the standard German brewpub beers -- Hell and Dunkel (pale and dark). They also had a bockbier. All were drinkable but under attenuated -- that is, not completely fermented, leaving them a cloyingly sweet. The bock was especially so and could probably used another month of lagering.

We headed next for the new Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) which conveniently has a pub in the basement, the Ratskeller. I had a report that they seved one of the local beers (Reudnitzer) but instead of the beer hall we expected it was more of a fine dining restaurant. But by then we had been seated and order a small beer each to be polite. They were the same as what we'd had the night before at Barthells Hof and frankly, we didn't finish them.

So we headed for the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) where there was also supposed to be a restaurant that served Reudnitzer. But they to only served Krostitzer and other Radelberger beers.

So we gave up and decide to head to Brauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof, one of the Gose breweries in town.

There are two breweries in Leipzig and in all our walking we didn't see signs for either of them. We saw lots of Kölsch -- Früh, Gaffel and Sion and lots of National brands but no local beer except the Gose pubs we visited.

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