On our last day in Salzburg, we took a tour of the Stiegl Brewery! This was such a fun experience, and I am so glad that we did it.
The brewery is about a 30 minute walk from the Altstadt. We used the GPS on my phone to ensure we were on the right track, and the walk was much, much easier that I anticipated. Actually, I had worried about this activity since I started planning our trip. It was very difficult to find much information on the brewery in English on the internet, or in other blogs or travel books. In any case, it worked out great!
We called the morning of and confirmed the time of the English tour, which was at 14:00 when we visited, and I think there is only one English tour a day. Upon arrival, we went into the giftshop and purchased tickets for the tour (€11,00/person). Easy! Before the tour, we had a quick lunch in the restaurant and checked out the grounds, including Stiegl’s own maypole. So cool!
The tour started with a very “euro” 360 movie, proceeded through the making of beer and ended in the Stiegl museum. The tour was great and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves beer, or who is in the area and has not had a chance to tour a brewery, since beer is such a part of the culture in this part of the world. The tour ended with a tasting of three beers of your choice, which equated to a little over a 1/2 liter of beer, and a free gift. For our gift, we had the choice of another beer to take home (in a bottle), a magnet or a lapel pin.
The three beer sampler was served in the outdoor beer garden, where Dan finally got to smoke his Cuban! We left around 16:30, and the entire event lasted about four and a half not-rushed-at-all hours.
Tel. +43 (0)662-8387-1492
The brewery is open on Sunday.
The website seems to have improved A LOT from when I was researching this. I think they may have read my comment card!