Sunday, January 31, 2010

Radeberger brewery tour - Jan 30

Radeberger is one of the most popular beers in Dresden and one of my favorites, it is brewed in the small town of Radeberg which is located just north east of Dresden (about 30 minute train ride). I don't think a lot of foreigners take the tour, not on the top 10 lists for Dresden i guess and the tour was in German. They were very nice and one of the tour guides would follow up with us on a few key points. David helped to translate for Melissa and I, as his German is getting really good.
Doors outside the brewery - waiting for our umpa lumpa song.

Melissa checking out the yeast, looking for the microtubules:

My impression of Pawtucket Pat:
Radeberger beer looking really cold and tasty, ready to ship:
We, of course, got to sample the beer. They brought out the Radeberger Pilsner then they brought out a special unfiltered version of Radeberger Pilsner for us to try. I really liked it as it had richer flavor then the filtered. This special unfiltered version is only served at the brewery, during tours, and a couple of nearby places including Bruhl's Terrace (which is about a block from our apartment). I am waiting for my brother in law Mike to arrive in Dresden because i know he will be easily conviced to try an unfiltered Radeberger with me.
The cloudiness of this Radeberger beer is not because the glass is foggy, it is the unfiltered version.


  1. I just bought Radeberger beer here in the USA and will serve it tonight with pulled pork sandwiches, black-eyed peas, potatoes and kale. Should be delicious!

  2. found it in st louis. love it and drinking it. awesome pils

  3. Radeberger is a great beer, glad you liked it. In Dresden i also noticed a lot of Germans really like Hefe Wiezen. Before i lived in Dresden i didn't really like this type of beer as it has a very stong taste that is very different from a pilsner. However i found two really good ones that were very popular at the Beer Gardens. I really these two as they are a more delicate Hefe Wiezen, so if you want to taste a these they are Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen and Erdinger Hefe Wiezen.