A Noble Beer Quest

We had a grand plan. The Weihenstephan Brewery in Freising, 40km north of Munich, is the world’s oldest continuously operating brewery, formally established in 1040. That’s super old! Earlier in the year, the brewery also celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot – the beer purity laws that dictate beer can only contain water, barley and hops. We wanted to go there. 

We caught the S-Bahn to Freising, and stupidly put our faith again in Google Maps to direct our walk, supplemented with signs pointing to Weihenstephan. This was fine, until the signs disappeared and we were in the woods… Shit. 


Uh oh…


We found the Blair Witch…

And a wooden squirrel…


And the brewery!


I highly recommend dodging the Blair Witch to visit Weihenstephan!

Given that this was the Day of the Beer Quest, we decided to check out the Chineschischer Turm (Chinese Tower) in the English Garden later that evening. The beer garden seats 7000 people, and serves a wide variety of pork and potato!

Someone lost their steins in the river… How do they keep their urban water so clean? I haven’t solved this mystery yet. 



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