This weekend one of germany biggest craft beer festivals took place in Munich at the MVG Museum. I visited it on Saturday and would like to share my impressions with you.
First of all it was crowded and big, but the number and selection of breweries was really worth to visit. It was a good mix between craft beer status quo in germany and some very nice breweries from Europe and even worldwide. From European side there were booths from Mikkeller, Brouwerij de Molen, Brewfist, Brewdog and many others it was like heaven…
One of my favourite booths was the collective stand from one of germanies most creative and best craft beer brewers: Pax Bräu, Kehrwieder Kreativbrauerei, Braukunstkeller, Ale Mania, Schoppe Bräu and Hopfenstopfer. I had a couple of IPA’s there but also a very nice spice bomb from Pax Bräu: “From Asia with love” – a double wit beer with a lot of spices. The ginger and chili was enormous.
Favorite beers from the festival
I mean, I had a couple of good beers – a lot of IPA’s, some Wheat and Wit bears, couple of stouts and a Pilsener from Mikkeller! But to name the most outstanding ones or which I liked the most – my favorites from that day:
Riedenburger Brauerei – Festival Stout: Maximilian Krieger from the riedenburger brewery created for the festival a special stout which was in my eyes outstanding. Hope he will bottle it soon, so that I don’t have to wait for the next craft beer festival.
Mikkeller – Beer geek breakfast: A stout with French press coffee. For a german beer lover quite impressive, but the taste is somehow unique and it really gives value to this beer style. Afterwards I checked ratebeer.com and it has an incredible rating of 100/100 for overall and style. Checkout: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mikkeller-beer-geek-breakfast/53853/
Nikl Bräu – Old Django: Glad that there were some Franconian as well at the fair. The old django from Mike Schmitt was great. Smells like “Willi” – a schnaps made out of William-Christ pears. You can buy his very nice beers at his web shop:
I made some pics from the event, if you want to see them all, check either my pinterest or facebook site
Can’t wait for the next event
Just to finish: Now I know what visits of football games at the stadium and craft beer festival have in common: the queuing for men’s toilets!