These Are the Best Independent Craft Breweries in Germany

These Are the Best Independent Craft Breweries in Germany

Germany is a well-known country for its beer specialties. Germans have a long tradition in brewing different kinds of beers such as dark Lager, Wheat beer, pale Lager. If you take a journey through the land, you will find a lot of interesting breweries. In recent years however they started to offer a lot of great craft beers too. Some local independent breweries merge the German brewing tradition with modern-day brewing. These are some of the most interesting of them.

3 American Vagabonds Challenged Preconceived Notions

The Vagabund brewery is located in Berlin’s northern district called Wedding. They have opened their doors in 2011 and brew their selection of new and original styles of craft beer. The company was founded by three American friends. These vagabonds shared their passion for beer and wanted to challenge preconceived notions of what a good beer should taste like. They want their customers to think globally and drink locally. That’s why they brew so many varieties of beer. If you are interested in trying something new, then you should visit the Vagabund brewery. They brew up to 150 various beers. In their Taproom you will get a bottle (or two) of their unique beers to enjoy at home. They also want people to get involved with the brewery process. That´s why they started to offer courses for beginners. Address: Vagabund Brauerei GmbH, Antwerpener Str. 3, 13353 Berlin, Germany.

Tradition and Modern Ideas

A good example of merging tradition and modern ideas is the Riegele Brewery. It was established in 1386 in the German city of Augsburg. The same family owns the brewery since 1884. Today the company is also an active player in the league of craft beer. The Riegele Brewery produced craft beer for more than fourteen years. Currently, they offer eight different craft beers. They have already been awarded as Craft Beer of the Year 2016 and Craft Brewer of the Year Award (2015 and 2017). Address: Brauerei S.Riegele, Frölichstraße 26, 86150 Augsburg/Germany.

Drink It like Fresh Soup

The beers at the Himburgs Braukunst Keller follow an unusual philosophy. They think you should drink a beer as soon as possible after it is made. There you can find ultimate freshness and as well as an incredible flavor experience. The brewery is located in München, where the famous Oktoberfest is taking a place. They create three IPA’s, one Pale Ale and a Dry Lager. Address: Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH, Ehrengutstraße 27, 80469 München/Germany.


The German brewers are famous. Any trip to Germany is incomplete without trying some of their craft beers. You can visit them at varying times and will always find different tastes and styles. 500 years ago, the country instituted a German Beer Purity Law. They call it Deutsches Reinheitsgebot. For a very long time, the country was a place for purists. Thanks to a lot of creative brewers Germany became more progressive.

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