When it comes to craft beer in Berlin, the good news is that you are seriously spoilt for choice. Whether you’re after a big night out on the town or just a quiet drink on the way home, we’ve got you covered when it comes to craft brews.
From high-end restaurants to bars specialising in tasty beers, the craft revolution has been taking the city by storm.
So, grab a couple of friends, make your plans for the evening and get stuck into some of the best craft beer in Berlin.
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This lively bar was born after the great success of the first Berlin Brewfest in 2014, to ensure that Berliners can drink good beer every day, not just at festivals! Hopfenreich was the first craft beer bar in Berlin City and although several years have passed, it’s still the best.
Their beer tasting sessions have three clever themes: Craft Beer for Dummies, Best of Berlin or Best of Hopfenreich.
This unique brewery and restaurant is made up of 38 up-cycled shipping containers, and is basically a craft beer playground.
Choose from from one of their 20 taps, or from their extensive list of bottles and cans. Alongside their own BRLO beer core range from Helles, Pale Ale, German IPA, Porter and Berliner Weisse, you can expect to find a constantly rotating selection of local, national, and international beers from some of the leading craft beer brewers.
A brilliant brewery that in their own words “produce beers that challenge preconceived notions of what beer should look and taste like.”
They offer tours of the brewery if you want to find out a little more, but the best experience is simply sitting in their taproom enjoying a selection of their wonderful beers.
Kaschk serves up a wide range of Nordic and local craft beers, which you can sip outside and watch the world go by in the warmer months.
They also have Germany’s first shuffleboards game (a brilliant skill based game that is perfect for drinking beer with) that you can hire by the hour. An all-round great place to spend some time.
Protokoll are dedicated to the top quality beer, have some great limited releases and serve it all up in a cosy atmosphere with a unique tap list.
The sort of place you can come during the week for a couple of beers with a good friend, and work your way through the entire menu. Okay, maybe don’t try them all in the one evening!
A lively craft beer bar where they offer lots of beer tasting options and even have a brewing course. The course is well worth doing, as it is six hours and involves plenty of tasting, some great knowledge and a litre of beer to take home with you.
Super modern decor and friendly staff make this place very special indeed.
German beer is very good but their neighbours in Belgium are even more famous for their craft beer scene. So famous, that this entire bar is pays homage to some of the best that Belgium has to offer.
There is quite literally a beer for every single taste in this great establishment. From strong ales to lighter fruit beers, you’ll find it here.
Traveling a little further afield? You might want to check out The 50 Best Craft Beer Bars In Europe.