Augustin Brewery in Salzburg
Austria is a country that boasts centuries-old traditions in the production of wine and beer. And if, due to the climatic conditions, winemaking is typical for the east and south of the country, then brewing is flourishing throughout Austria. Salzburg has many great breweries, but one stands out - the Augustiner Bräu Kloster Mülln.
It's a popular spot where locals love socializing and relaxing over a beer. The Monks' beer is a kind of drink that creates a friendly and warm atmosphere, making it a fun and peaceful place to be. Augustin Beer Hall is loved for its simplicity, quality and accessibility. It's a great place to spend time with family and friends. The garden has a small slide and tables for children to play at. Besides beer, there are many non-alcoholic drinks available on tap.
The Augustin Brewery produces only one type of beer year-round, called Märzen or March beer, and two seasonal varieties: strong Bock and malty Fasten.
The brewery is owned by the Benedictine monastery of Michaelbeuern, which fully controls the policy of the institution. As a result, the prices of food and drinks are reasonable. The price of beer here is the lowest in all of Salzburg.
The Augustin Brewery is not just an ordinary restaurant with a menu and a serving waiter. What is practically not found anywhere else these days, visitors can come to the pub with their own food, which many locals do by bringing snacks. The food shops along the halls offer a variety of delicious snacks that are sure to make your mouth water. But you must go to the particular shop, paying for the food directly at the counter. To purchase beer and other drinks, grab a stein from the shelf, pay at the counter, and take your receipt to the beer barrel for filling.
Anyone can visit the Augustin Beer Hall, but the production workshops are closed to the general public. However, I have the opportunity to organize an exclusive tour of the production for groups of at least 10 people. The tour is conducted by the head brewer himself on weekdays. After the tour, guests receive a half-liter mug with the brewery's symbols, a coupon for a free beer, and a pretzel.
The beer halls are spacious, but it's best to reserve a table in advance for groups of travelers. The place can get crowded, especially on weekends. For groups of 15 or more people, I can arrange dinner or lunch with a separate room, buffet, and a barrel of beer. PROST - CHEERS!
Opening hours are from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM every day, except on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 when the Augustin Brewery is closed.