Black Shirt Brewery
~ Denver, Colorado ~
Write up coming soon ….
Black Shirt Brewery
~ Denver, Colorado ~
Write up coming soon ….
Guy Fawke’s Inn
* http://www.gfyork.com/ * York, England *
In the heart of York lies a little hole-in-the-wall now inhabited by a pub and inn commemorating the exact spot where Guy Fawke’s was born. Infamous for “Remember, remember, the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot …”, Guy Fawkes was notoriously known for his 1605 attempt for blowing up parliament. It was here that he was born in 1570 and baptised in the church across the street. In his birthplace, a traditional British pub offering a wide selection of ales, beer, and drinks as well as standard pub fare in the ambiance of a historic building with a fated history, timber floors, and gas-lamps as its decor. It is one of York’s popular pubs.
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* Weißgerbergasse 18 * 90403 Nürnberg, Germany * +49 911 2059072 * www.thedruidpub.com
A great little Irish/English pub in the heart of the Nurnberg Old Town. It’s an authentic traditional Irish pub located on one of the most beautiful medieval streets in the city; housed in a four story 12th century building, next to Club Sixteen; it encompassed the first two floors and basement. Decorated with old timber, uneven stairs, and rough stone walls – it brings the charm of Ireland into Germany. Great whiskey and cottage pie. I’ve heard good things about the fish n’ chips and the beer as well. Staff was great. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
* Sterzinger Str. 4, Nürnberg – +49 911 4334722 * www.landbierparadies.com *
A decent sized pub with a backroom that can scrunch in over 30 (tightly) that has affordable prices, good beer, good food, and decent service. Of course we were a larger group, so I’m sure the service was difficult and I think the waiter did a wonderful job attending to us. They are open late serving beer and snacks. They also have a beer garden. The pub is known for its showcase beer from the small breweries in Franconia, especially those around Nuremburg, Bamburg, and Bayreuth. They also have some souvenir krugs for sale of which my daughter purchased – quality made and a good gift. I can’t comment on the beer as I don’t drink beer, but I’ve heard good things from the friends in our company and they seem to have enjoyed it enough to drink up a storm. Some of the favorites mentioned were Schluekla (smoked beer from Brauerei Saurer in Gunzendorf), Dunkles Vollbier from Brauerei Drummer in Leutenbach, and the Dunkles Vollbier from Brauerei Penning in Hetzelsdorf. The food itself was very good … I had a schnitzel, as my German is poor, and I couldn’t figure what else familiar to order. ð Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Uerige Obergarige Hausbrauerie GmbH * Bergerstrasse 1 * 40213 Dusseldorf * 021186699-0 * http://uerige.de
A little brewery known since 1862 as the top-fermenting house brewery in Dusseldorf, UERIGE is one of Dusseldorf’s notorious brews. Located in the heart of the old town center: The Altstadt right close to the Rhine River embankment and promenade. Some say, these beers have bee brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, the Purity Law dating to 1516. They bring their dark Uerige beer to your table as soon as you sit down, you don’t have to order as they just expect you want one. Food is limited, more appetizers than actual meals, famous for their pea soup, Haxen (knuckles of pork), etc. They are open from 10 am to midnight. Is this the oldest pub in Dusseldorf? It is debated. The building was owned from 1658 to 1783 by the Pfeilsticker family. We also know that in the mid-18th century a certain Heinrich Lichtschlag ran an imperial coach station here, offering accommodation and food for travelers. Around this time, the name »Zum Heydelberger Fass« (the Heidelberg vat) appeared for the first time. The next owners of the house, a couple called Juppen, continued the business with their son, Leonhard. After his early death, the »Heidelberger Fass« or »Große Fass« was bought by Johann Lambert Gruben in 1790. When the French Revolutionary troops occupied the city in 1795, he sold the plot to Bertram Mertens, a master baker, who in turn in 1802 sold the house to grain merchant Anton Joseph Bender. Bender lived here until 1826. After his death, his widow leased the house to various landlords we know of Heinrich Wilms and Caspar Bosselmann, who named the place »Berliner Haus. That debate still goes. The service was acceptable and the bar man friendly. An odditity with the food however, if you notice in the pictures where the silverware is placed. Creates odd male symbology. I’m not a beer drinker, but I drank their beer. I suppose, it was good even though I don’t care for beer. Restaurant Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Monday, 30 March 2009
Sleep was had by the explorers and they did not wake until noon. Then venturing out to the bank for conversions, found the hard way that the bank was closed from noon until 2 pm for lunch break. So Sir Christian, Princess Brea, and Sir Thomas Leaf wandered out to old town Dusseldorf for a chai tea latte at Starbucks at Sir Christian’s choosing. Escaping the beggars in the street, they sought refuge in the coffee house for a zip/and energy burst. Afterwards, Christian departed as Princess Brea and Sir Thomas Leaf set off to explore. Dropping into the K12 to visit the proprietor Sir Thomas met two years ago – and he remembered. Looking over the Goth fashions and clubwear, noticing most were “Tripp” and from Amerika. Then on to a liqour store for purchase of some absinthe for later week partying and inspiration. Hungry, the duo wandered about while Princess Brea decided what she wanted to dine on, and settled for a local brewery that only sold its one dark ale. Sir Thomas Leaf, who does not drink beer, drank one as they immediately served them even without having been ordered expecting their clientele to have come to their establishment for their famous brew.
After a day on the town, they returned to meet up with Sir Christian and Lady Vanessa at the market. Groceries at the Penny saver and then over to the Turkish market for the ingredients needed for sir Thomas to make his famous Pad Thai and Swimming Rama dishes for the party. Sir Ingo joined in the festivities and after cooking dined on the dishes. Afterwards ensued games of Bluff and Dominion(?) to the wee hours of the night. Good times. Lady Vanessa of the Rhine revealed her methodology of strategy in building towns and villages whilst controlling resources such as sheep, wheat, stone, brick, and wood.