Berlin's Best Craft Beer Scene
Germany is globally known for its great beer culture, so it is no surprise that Germans pride themselves on drinking exceptional beer. While Germany’s industrial-made beer is still the go to drink, Berlin’s creative heads have gone full swing and taken things into their own hands. Craft beer has become ever so popular in Berlin, so much so that new breweries, bars and pubs are popping up all over the place. They are becoming part of the culture and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out on these wonderful new tastes and experiences. We have put together a list of some must visit places for the best craft beer in Berlin. Enjoy!
Zum Starken August
Zum Starken August is a startling treat in Prenzlauer Berg. This bar was entirely renovated in order to pay homage to one of the owner’s circus roots. Delicate touches, such as the old family circus pictures which line the wall leading to the bathroom, provide a nostalgic quality and put into the theme. Take a seat on one of the cozy sofas and watch one of the numerous eclectic performances enabled like burlesque shows, wild bingo stories, live performances, and porno karaoke. It presents 6 international and local craft beers on tap and has over 20 diverse styles of craft bottles on hand.
3. Vagabund Brauerei
Vagabund Brauerei went ahead when 3 American friends trained themselves how to brew. This nano-brewery and tap room, which is on a hushed street in Wedding, near U6 station Seestrasse, is the just right place to take pleasure in a craft beer and talk shop with one of the founders, who more often than not attend at the bar. The bar assures the superiority and taste of the beer itself but also brings creativity in brewing diverse experimental ales. Due to the small amounts brewed, the beers rotate quite recurrently with an assortment of diverse influences of local and foreign craft beers.
If you are looking for something a little on edge, Monterey Bar in Prenzlauerberg might possibly be for you. Owners Adie and Vanessa opened the Rock n Roll styled bar in 2013. They pride themselves on merging their two favorite things, music and beer and offering a cosy, friendly, and natural atmosphere where everybody is welcome. With over 150 beers from all over the globe, Monterey’s beer is almost as assorted as the music they play, which take in everything from ’70s rock to metal. The bar has an extensive variety of quality whiskey to select from, if you’re looking for something a little bit stronger.
Positioned in the cellar of the well-known Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg, Heidenpeters has been brewing limited batch beer since 2012, offers the finest quality and taste of beer. It has a small ‘market stand’ inside the Markthalle where you can try six of the appetizing craft brews. You can regularly find on tap the American Pale Ale and IPA with some herbs or barrel-aged. As a German brewery, Heidenpeters thrusts the boundaries of how one should conventionally make and brew beer, and experiments to create unique-tasting beer. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the bar is a great place to try something truly unique.