Friday, August 21, 2009

We Pflug's are famous for more than just being neighborly and into the outdoors. By god we are brewers!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Did you see this?

A very interesting brewery can be found in the small village of Hörvelsingen which lies north of Ulm. The 300 year old Pflug brewery founded in 1681 is one of the last remaining in Germany which still produces its own ice for cooling instead of using electricity. The brewer Fritz Gnann lagers his beer in a 6 by 8 meter cellar at around 0 degrees Celcius and requires 200 cubic meters of ice to last the whole year. Behind the brewery is a hundred year old structure of pipes and sprays which is opened in winter when the temperature falls below freezing and the ice formed is harvested twice to fill the cellar. The villagers group together for this hard work and using axes and shovels direct the ice blocks down a wooden slide to the storage area. Before this structure was built ice blocks were cut out from a nearby lake and transported by sledge to the brewery. Closed on Sundays between 12:00 and 15:00, take a trip to this brewery which time forgot while it still exists. They also produce a nice Helles Bock beer in Winter.