Batzenbräu is situated in an historic inn on the fringes of Bolzano/Bozen’s old town. Beer has been served here since 1404 – though at that time the building belonged to the Teutonic Order. Subsequently, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the inn was a popular meeting place for artists. Home-brewed beer has now been served here since 2012 – during summer in its very own beer garden.
At Batzenbräu, three young brewmasters use local ingredients to produce hand-brewed, unfiltered beer bearing the South Tyrolean seal of quality. Their inventive talent and pleasure in experimentation know no bounds, a fact that is reflected in the cheeky slogan they came up with for their products: “Ein Batzen im Mund macht gamsig und gsund,” which translates very freely as “Drink Batzen, my sire, for great health and desire.”
Without doubt, the breadth of beer varieties produced by the Batzen brewery is impressive: Vienna, Dunkel, Wheat Beer, Pils, IPA, Porter, Saison, Bock, Rauch Bock, Rauch Doppelbock, Weisser Bock, Imperial Stout, Chocolate Stout, Gose, Fruit Ale, Fruit Sour Ale, Brown Ale, Hoppy Lager, Fresh Hop Lager, Brotbier, Barley Wine, Barley Wine Sour, Honey Beer, Cherry Beer, Italian Grape Ale, and various barrel-aged beers.
As a result, anyone curious to try new beer creations always gets their money’s worth at Batzenbräu, even as a regular. Describing their philosophy, the producers explain that “a young scene, the pursuit of perfection and the freedom to enjoy life all combine in Batzenbräu to guarantee distinctive taste sensations.”
Their ambitions for Batzenbräu are correspondingly clear and simple: the brewery wants to continue to compete on the South Tyrolean beer scene and to set itself apart from industrial breweries with the South Tyrolean seal of quality.