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The Brickmakers - Vienna

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Postby irish_goat » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:27 pm

Just back from Vienna and thought I'd recommend The Brickmakers. It's run and staffed by a few Irish lads, who also have a sister pub Charlie P's. Over 20 taps including a few casks and a good selection of bottles. They had 2 of their own gypsy brewed beers on tap, a sessionable APA and a lovely nitro oatmeal stout. Also a few local craft beers as well as international options like Beavertown, Thornbridge and Sierra Nevada. No Irish beer but I'm told O'Hara's normally features on the menu.

Service from the staff was great, lots of tasters given out as well as advice on other craft beer spots. As we were leaving our entire party was given a bottle to have on the train as well. Very nice gesture as it included a few imperial IPAs and a barley wine that weren't cheap. Prices are a bit steeper than a standard pint in other bars but they had Gold Fassl lager for €3.90 and their gypsy brews were €4.90 a pint. Coffee served here was also very nice.

Other spots we found:

Bermuda Brau - Brewpub with a few craft offerings including a nice Session IPA.
Beer Steet (Straid na Beoir) - Very large bar with over 50 taps but it was completely dead when we there. Wouldn't recommend unless it was busy.
Mel's Craft Beer Bar - Big selection of taps and bottles including several O'Haras. Felt more like a restaurant and staff weren't very interested in chatting beer.
7Stern brewpub - Traditional brewpub with a nice Smoked porter and decent grub.
1516 Brewing Company - Large brewpub with a decent crowd in the evening. Upstairs has a quieter bar that we sat in. Their own beers were decent enough but the standout was a pint of Victory Hop Devil that they contract brew. Really fresh, raw hop quality to it.
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Postby TheBeerNut » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:13 pm

Good to hear the Hop Devil clone is still going strong. Beautiful beer. Cheers for the list!
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Postby Will_D » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:34 pm

Was the football any good?
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Pri Fermenting:..AG Paulaner
Sec Fermenting:..LaTrappe Dubbel, AG Pilsner, Aventius AG Clone
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To Brew:.........HoorsLite, Hefe Dunkel, Dark Pilsner
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