Prosit! At Germany's Smallest Brewery
We had a fresh one on September 7 at the Schmitt Brewery in tiny Singen, Thuringia the other day. We visited the village as a daytrip from nearby Erfurt. The Schmitt Brewery was established in 1875 and has been churning out great suds ever since. It makes about 70,000 liters of beer per season. That beer is stored in a cold cellar dug deep into the hillside behind the tiny brewery. A nearby Gasthaus serves the beer and you can get it served to you in the tent attached to the brewery but that’s about as far as the stuff goes. Try ordering this in Dresden and you’ll get a “huh? Schmitt brau?” Shown in the photo are “The Boys” on our current trip, with Bob and Bruce Rokicki and guide James Derheim. Did we mention that it was James’ 45th birthday?