Germany is a country famed for beer – but Berlin is undergoing a renaissance in smaller scale brewing. Although you can get your big name brews in the city, there are plenty of mcirobreweries and brewers introducing us to craft beer. The results are a lot different to your standard pils that has been brewed according to Germany’s age old purity laws – with character definitely trumping tradition. To that end, here are a selection of stops in Berlin where you can get a beer that definitely has a bit more bite.

Berlin Beer Academy

Round the corner from Miniloft and fast becoming an epicentre of Berlin’s craft beer scene, Berlin Beer Academy is all about enlightening and educating tastebuds to think beyond Becks. Courses and tasting sessions provide you with everything from the basics to discovering new and exciting beers to whet your whistle.

Claire-Waldoff-Strasse 4, 10117 Berlin

Vagabund Brauerei

A trio of Americans are behind Vagabund, located north of Miniloft in Wedding. A place to sample Vagabunds homebrewed concocotions alongside more well known and established craft beer brands, Vagabund is on hand throughout most of the week and weekend for a swift beer or two.

Vagabund Brauerei, Antwerpenerstr. 3, 13353 Berlin


If you fancy a microbrewery tour, then head to Eschenbrau near Vagabund. Here, they’ve been brewing since 2001 and are famous for their Rauchbier – a dark, smoky beer that’s not for the faint hearted.

Eschenbräu, Triftstr. 67, 13353 Berlin

Rollberg Brewery

South of the centre in Neukölln, and off the side of an old Kindl Brewery, Rollberg produce some tasty German style brews, including wheat beers, bock and their Rollberg Red. They also stock at other bars around the area and beyond, and in summer, their beer garden is a surprising location to sip away your afternoon or evening.

Rollberg Privatbrauerei, Werbellinstraße 50, 12053 Berlin

Hops and Barley

Friedrichshain’s Hops and Barley manages to combine the atmosphere of a great pub with a range of interesting and changing beers, ranging from lagers to IPAs and even ciders.

Hops and Barley,Wühlischstr. 22/23, 10245 Berlin

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