Beer Tour Alert: 9 Craft Beer Hotspots in Munich to Visit on Your Beer Trip to Germany
The best beer in Munich is not at the Hofbräuhaus. Beer awesomeness awaits you, but not necessarily at the places you’ve heard about.
Mormons gravitate to Salt Lake City, Muslims to Mecca and Catholics to the Vatican. For beer-lovers across the world, true north is Germany, the global home of beer and brewing greatness. And within Germany, Munich is widely regarded as Beer Central.
Which is why international beer-lovers and tourists in search of the perfect beer adventure flock to Munich.
But there’s only one problem. They tend to lavish their love on the city’s big breweries and the Oktoberfest, so they miss out on sensational off-the-grid brews.
With seven huge breweries , this city is high on brewing muscle, but low on diversity. A skull-flattening 6 million hectoliters, or 158 million gallons, of beer gush forth from the Augustiner, Hofbräu, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Spaten and Franziskaner breweries every year. Much of it is Helles (a light lager) and Weizen, the wheat-based beer that Bavarians love.That’s all good if craft beer is not your thing. But the big breweries suck up all the oxygen. They overshadow the valiant small breweries and craft beer pubs in Munich that are swimming […]