Beer lovers looking for an authentic German brew experience but without the travel are in luck – the German brewing influence can be found in the heart of Lanark County, at Braumeister Brewing Co., a new brewery where traditional Bavarian-styled beers are carefully crafted by a Brewmaster who lived, worked, and brewed beer in Germany.
At Braumeister, the German and Austrian influences don’t end when the bier stein is empty, they can also be found in the Bavarian-inspired tap room centrally located in Carleton Place. Here, flavourful brews are served alongside German pretzels topped with Bavarian mustards, and with German and Polish sausages.
Long beer-hall tables, a heavy lean towards wood trim and furnishings, and a communal atmosphere complete the German-themed interior, while an outdoor patio overlooks the scenic Ottawa Valley Rail Trail (OVRT), the perfect place to sit and imbibe some German spirit. Bring your own meal and make a picnic of it on the patio!
Braumeister’s two flagship beers include Märzen, a traditional Bavarian beer with a robust body and colour, and an elegant, slightly toasted maltiness and aroma; and Helles, a traditional German-styled lager brewed in the style of the beers found in Munich beer halls and beer gardens throughout Bavaria.
Plan a visit to Braumeister Brewing Co. to fill your belly on Bavarian, Polish and German fare, and you’ll walk out knowing just what the fuss is about Germany’s brewing heritage. Liederhosen optional.