So you didn’t think I’d leave Salzburg without some Beer Experiences did you?
Nope I didn’t! In fact, I visited 2 breweries during my stay.
My first beer adventure was at the Stiegl Brauwelt (Stiegl Brewing World).
The Stiegl Brewery has been brewing beer in Salzburg since 1492 (and you thought that date was only important because of Christopher Columbus!) and is the largest private brewery in Austria today.
At the Brauwelt you can enjoy the beer museum, one of the 3 restaurants and visit the gift shop!
During your trip to the museum you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about beer and maybe more. The largest beer “experience” in Austria will help you understand how beer is made.
Barley malt is what gives beer its body and color. At Stiegl they use barley grown in Austria picked green from germinating barley before being roasted to obtain the desired color, taste and aroma.
It is the yeast that converts sugars into alcohol and carbon dioxide (making it bubbly!).
See I told you, you would learn more about beer than you ever thought!
The best part is your entrance fee of 9 € includes a free gift and 3 beer tastings!! Let me tell you, the beer tastings are only slightly smaller than an actual glass of beer, so there is plenty of beer tasting to be had.
I needed to find my way back to the bus stop, so I only had 2 tastings while enjoying a great bowl of Goulash soup and a wonderful potato/cabbage salad!
All in all, it was a great few hours spent at the Stiegl Brauwelt! Oh, and the beer was Sehr Gut 🙂