The Full Pour
A journey to Giesinger Bräu requires you to try just a little harder, consequently pulling you a bit further out of the central core of Munich. This extra travel requirement is somewhat of a common occurrence in Munich, if you truly want to chase down the good stuff. But if you do make the effort, you'll be quite happy with yourself. Giesinger is a young brewery, by Munich standards, crafting robust german beers in the traditional Bavarian styles. What had started in a garage back in 2007, has evolved into a significant operation that is proudly focused on fresh, natural, unfiltered beers. Depending upon your timing, you can expect to find helles (light), Märtzen (March), weißbier (white/wheat), dunkless (dark) and bock beers available.
Why is this on THL?
With so much emphasis on the time-honored breweries of Munich, especially if you're attending Oktoberfest, it is refreshing to see an almost unimaginable neophyte such as Giesinger flourishing just outside the city core. They seem to excel in the difficult task of balancing those age-old methods we love, with a modern day approach. Couple that with an extraordinary passion for overall quality, and you have a true German beer culture to explore. A visit here should (no, MUST) be timed with either lunch or dinner. Just like the brews, the food is outstanding, paying expert respect to venerable favorites of the region. When the weather cooperates, the outdoor terrace serves as the perfect sun-dappled spot to take in warm Bavarian vibes.
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