Oh, sorry, I had circled back to talking about Ayinger again. Yes, it was pretty clear the Schlenkerla brewery tour was a very, very special thing. I don't think Sandy made it on that one, which was a shame.The taproom is one thing, getting into the brewery up the hill is another.Yeah, you were on the tour with some folks I know (Sandy and Agatha, you were in some of their facebook posts).
Well, I know I was on the tour. I wasn't that drunk (yet)!QuoteA guy in our club has a picture when he threw a log of Beachwood into the Schlenkerla firebox to smoke the malt. He was on a big tour. Another guy I talked to was in Bamberg last fall and did not get a tour. That guy was Matt Bynildson, he was talking about being there and even asking Herr Trum. I't didn't work. Those Germans like to have things all set up.
True. I'm a little surprised, though, given how brewpub-like the place is.
I have been in the Spezial brewery, bkut that was after 3 or 4 nights there, and another American had a tour set up as he had been there for more than a week. We were able to tag along.A Spezial tour hadn't been arranged for us, but I would have enjoyed that. I did like their tap room, and I loved the biergarten.