Franconia, the Main River and the Seidla - Mainseidla. At first glance classically Franconian, at second glance extremely young, innovative and a real enrichment for the beer country Upper Franconia.
In Franconia, a brewery belongs like a church in a village. In Breitengüßbach, in the Upper Franconian district of Bamberg, this was not the case for a long time. It wasn't until 2012, on the occasion of the community's 1200th anniversary, that master brewer Jörg Binkert built a new brewery, complete with taproom and hop beer garden, right next to the Main cycle path.
Since then, the finest beer has been brewed here - using state-of-the-art technology, regional ingredients and selected flavors. At the beginning, the product range was classically Franconian with the "Mainseidla". And everything at Binkerts still has to be classically Franconian: Ingredients, flavors, yeasts, bottles, crown corks, packaging and energy, for example.
Nevertheless, Jörg Binkert had completely different plans in mind from the very beginning. He wanted to bring a breath of fresh air to Franconia's beer landscape with new, innovative beer varieties and craft beers. This initially blew Jörg Binkert strongly in his own face, but in the meantime the master brewer has also made a name for himself with craft beers such as Mainseidla Amber, Porter, IPA, Brown Ale or Pale Ale.
The brewery currently offers a total of ten different beers. They are all very well received by customers. We'd say the plan has worked out.
A hands-on brewery
Have you ever stood at the brew kettle or been involved in the bottling process? That's possible with Jörg Binkert. Anyone who wants to know more about brewing beer can not only look over his shoulder, but also lend a hand themselves. The only prerequisite is that you have to register with the brewmaster in advance via the website. Simply standing on the mat is not an option.
Home for Gypsy Brewer
What began a few years ago with a request from brewer Jeff Maisel is now almost a tradition at Brauhaus Binkert. Gypsy Brewers, i.e. itinerant brewers who don't have their own brewery, can use the brewery's brewing equipment and brew their own specialty beers there. This is a great service that has long since spread among Gypsy Brewers. For Jörg Binkert, too, the presence of colleagues is a real benefit: the brewing equipment has a higher capacity utilization and many new, innovative ideas are generated through the joint exchange.
Cozy taproom and hop beer garden
Summer in the beer garden - with a freshly tapped beer and a cozy atmosphere. It is simply wonderful in the Hopfenbiergarten, where - according to old beer garden tradition - you can even bring your own snack. A total of 100 seats (many of them rainproof) invite you to take a short break and a Seidla right next to the bike path. Or even more...
More info: Brauhaus Binkert