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Beer in Berlin: Georgbraeu, Nikolaiviertel

November 12, 2012 Leave a comment

As well as Zum Nussbaum (and a number of other pubs listed in Around Berlin In 80 Beers that we didn’t get to), Nikolaiviertel also has a large brewpub, Georgbraeu.

The pub is opposite a nineteenth century statue of St George and the Dragon, which has stood in two locations before the restoration of Nikolaiviertel in the 1980s. The inside is large in itself, but in summer would also give you the chance to sit in a beer garden next to the Spree.

For a brewpub, Georgbraeu only seems to have two beers: their pilsner and dunkel. I found both of them inoffensive but uninteresting.  The pilsner didn’t taste of much and the dunkel was the same with a bit of toffee.  Nonetheless the portions of Schweinshaxe did look huge and maybe, on a warm summer’s day by the river with friends, you might focus less on the beer.

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