I had the opportunity to visit Bayerischer Bahnhof this past summer on our trip to Germany. Bayerischer Bahnhof is located in Leipzig, in the old Bavarian train station located near downtown. I’ve been here several times over the past few years and I really dig the style of renovated train station, modern menu, combined with biergarten, stammtisch and traditional German bier hall.
Here are my notes from the trip (from Facebook). I’m going to do a “Best of the Best” series to open up some of the posts from Facebook to a wider audience.
June 10, 2015 Leipzig, Germany:
Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose. A lot of notes to write, so bear with me. Here’s a glass of Gose and pretzels at the Bayerischer Bahnhof Biergarten. Every town in the U.S. needs a place like this. It’s a beautifully restored old train station, but feels very contemporary and has good German, yet progressive food. Nice relaxing Biergarten, in downtown Leipzig. Lots of families, businessmen, students coming and going. And a playground for the kids. The Gose is pretty much as I remember, and really not too far off from what I’ve brewed in the past. I think I know what to improve next time, but it’s on the right track.
We have been talking a lot about that elusive “German Flavor”. Kai has a great video that talks about it, and obviously he is on that quest as well.
What are your thoughts and experiences with that German/European beer flavor and what have you done to re-create it in your beers?
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