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1. Bier Kombinat Kreuzberg (BKK)Mannteufelstr. 53, Berlin
2. Vagabund BrauereiAntwerpener Strasse 3, Berlin
3. Privatbrauerei Am RollbergWerbellinstraße 50, Berlin
4. Hops & BarleyWühlischstr. 22, Berlin
5. HeidenpetersEisenbahnstr.42-43, Berlin
6. Brauerei EschenbräuTriftstrasse 67, Berlin
7. BrewBakerArminiusstr. 2-4, Berlin
8. LeibhaftigMetzer Str. 30, Berlin
This shadowy Berlin pub doles out a wide range of suds, including German-style bocks & dunkels, as well as some specialty brews and a number of wines and liquors.
This microbrewery is the project of three American ex-pats who were home brewers back in the states. Although the shop is currently only open on weekends, Vagabund is hard at work on small batch IPAs, Szechuan saisons, and coffee stouts.
This Neukölln brewery is certainly in the running for coolest location, because you'll find Rollberg in a massive old factory in an area full of looming brick buildings. From this space, Rollberg is making German-style brews like red, wheat, and block beers, all of which you can enjoy in their (small) outdoor beer garden.
With its tiled floors & walls, exposed pipes, and visible brewing gear, Hops & Barley has a distinct English brewpub vibe to it. And while Germany generally trumps England in just about everything (football, cars, delicious sausages), this Berlin spot does well taking cues from the Brits. The Hops & Barley crew regularly brews pilsners, dark pils, wheats, and cider, and, on occasion they even bring out special IPAs and brown lagers.
Johannes Heidenpeter is operating his newish brewing project out of Kreuzberg's Markthalle Neun, offering market customers a range of IPAs, pale ales, saisons, and, come winter, stouts and porters.
Although the 2000s baby brewery Brauerei Eschenbräu is know for its seasonals that dominate the beer garden's menu, its still got a handful of mainstays to satisfy beer drinkers of all kinds: a malty pils, a chocolatey dark, a fruity wheat, and a citrusy wheat. They're all easy to drink, and they all pair well with the snacks and other fare that rotates frequently on the beergarden's menu. The cellar's got a traditional German style and plenty of tables, but an evening under the beer garden's winding tree branches and string lights is not to be missed out on.
This brewery and tasting room combo offers more than 20 fresh brews to enjoy in the comfort of their indoor/outdoor space.