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Now we're getting somewhere: Peschl

Thank you, Peschl or Passau. We hadn’t dared let ourselves hope that all that folksy branding and ‘family brewery’ rhetoric might actually mean interesting beer but were over the moon to be proved wrong.

The benefit to all the local breweries offering similar ranges is the ease with which they can be compared. Straight off, we could tell that Peschl’s helles and pils had more zing than the respective offerings from Hacklberg and Lowenbrau. They weren’t transcendent, but we certainly found them interesting and agreed that, if we could never drink anything but these again, we’d probably be happy.

Even the hefe-weizens were interesting, being perhaps a little more grainy-tasting (more wheat in the mix?) and a touch sour.

So, we thought we’d found the best beer in Passau, and began to feel a little more cheerful.

Nächste halt: Innstadt.

4 replies on “Now we're getting somewhere: Peschl”

I thought Peschl had stopped brewing? When I visited in April 2010, the Peschl pub on Rosstraenke had been taken over by another brewery. I can’t recall which brewery at the moment, I have a photo somewher.
The pub I am talking about has a terrace that looks out onto the river, where the cruise boats are tied up.
I agree about Baumgartner. A great pint.
I recently visited one of your old haunts. Meister in Unterzaunsbach. Fantastic beer.

Mike — that is weird. They certainly explicitly listed Peschl beers on the menu, along with a wheat beer from another brewery, but their website says they stopped brewing in 2008. I guess it’s just possible they have started again, but it’s more likely that we were drinking something other than Peschl. I wonder what!?

They might still be getting the Peschl beer contract brewed, not uncommon round those parts when breweries stop brewing themselves.

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