Like many Bamberg breweries, the Fässla Brewery can look back on an eventful, centuries-old brewing tradition. Good Bamberg beer was brewed here as early as 1649. Like the Schlenkerla, the Fässla brewery, which the people of Bamberg simply call “Fässla”, is an institution in the Franconian cathedral and beer city.
With tradition to success
The building that houses the Fässla brewery is much older than the brewery. Records go back to the 14th century when it was given to Conrad and Kunigunde Kauffmann as a fief in exchange for a whole pound of money in 1398. Numerous changes of ownership followed, but one thing remained: the excellent quality and taste of the beers. And the dwarf in the coat of arms: the house coat of arms has always been adorned by a small dwarf with a red cap and long beard, who tirelessly rolls a barrel with a mischievous expression on his face. Zwerg and Fässla stand for tradition and the real art of brewing: In the Fässla, beer is still brewed according to the rules of traditional, craft brewing. The Bavarian purity law is observed with great care and pride. Tradition is a must, as you can see in the rustically furnished inn with typical Franconian bar and guest rooms. But not only the people of Bamberg like to drink a Zwergla , the good beer from the Fässla brewery is now known and loved far beyond the borders of the cathedral city.
A Bamberg veteran
The Fässla belongs to Bamberg like the cathedral and the good beer. At any time of the day you can find real Bambergers drinking their beer and exchanging the latest news with friends, acquaintances and neighbors at the solid wooden tables in the taproom or in the Schwemme. The regulars' table meet, eat and drink regularly - this is also a tradition here. The Fässla is a meeting point for young and old, a place where hipsters and long-established Bambergers give each other a hand and a magnet for everyone who enjoys good beer in a down-to-earth, charming atmosphere. If you are lucky, you will also get to see the house's mascot, the red-capped dwarf.
But you probably have to approve a beer or two beforehand.