Here, the dwarf rolls the barrel - or so thinks anyone who believes the house crest of the Fässla brewery or perhaps has caught one "Zwergla" too many. In reality, it is currently master brewer Sebastian Kalb who gets the beer barrels of the traditional Bamberg brewery rolling. He has been carrying on the more than 350-year-old Fässla tradition since 1986. In the very building where the history of what is now Bamberg's second-largest brewery began in 1649: Königstraße 19-21. In the middle of the city center, in other words, directly opposite the Spezial brewery, lies the old brewery tavern together with the main building. The large gate through which the horse-drawn carts filled with barrels of beer used to clatter is still preserved. Today the gate leads into the "Schwemme". This is where real Bambergers meet for an after-work beer, regulars from the region and tourists for a Seidla - young and old alike. Not only because the beer tastes delicious, but also because it is very cozy there and in the pub. Sebastian Kalb has put a lot of effort into renovating the house since taking it over, and in the process has preserved all the traditions. Even when it comes to brewing beer.
Bamberg's strongest beer
A dark brown, strong, full-bodied Doppelbock that has no equal: The Bambergator. It is traditionally brewed at the beginning of October and first served at the legendary Bockbieranstich - a must-attend event in the city. With an original wort of 21 percent and an alcohol content of 8.5 percent, the Doppelbock really packs a punch. The "Zwergla," a true Bamberg beer speciality, is also a bit stronger than a classic dark beer at 6 percent alcohol. But that's precisely what makes it an unforgettable bottom-fermented full beer. Sebastian Kalb brews a total of six types of beer according to typical Franconian brewing traditions. With water from their own deep well, the finest hops, the best malt and home-bred pure yeast strains. They guarantee an always constant quality, as well as the typical Fässla beer taste, which beer fans from all over the world appreciate.
Pub, beer garden and more
Anyone who has ever sat in the wood-paneled pub or in the beer garden in the courtyard of the brewery on Königstraße will always rave about it. Because in addition to the excellent beers, the tastiest Franconian home cooking is served. Specialties such as Schäuferla with savoy cabbage and dumplings, a classic roast pork or a hearty snack platter. If you can't find a seat in the main restaurant, you can stop by the Fässla cellar on Moosstraße in Bamberg or one of the Fässla parlors in the surrounding area to see what's available. By the way: If you want to stay overnight in Bamberg... with a total of 26 rooms, the main house offers enough space.
In the dwarf store in the Wallensteinpassage you can find everything a dwarf's heart desires. Classic T-shirts, beer mats and beer glasses, for example, or handmade accessories with the Fässla dwarf motif. A visit to the dwarf store should be included in any visit to Bamberg...
Here is the link to the Fässla brewery: Brauerei Fässla