About 40% of breweries in the world are in Germany. There are actually more then 1000 breweries in Germany and there are about 5000 kinds of beer. And 50% of German beer breweries are in Bayern, the south part of Germany!
One day I headed for a small village "Aying" in the suburbs of Munich. Just a few kilometers south of Munich and it took 40 minutes by train. According to my preparation on the INternet in advance, it said that there was a local beer brewery in Aying!
Aying station was a very simple. There was only a town map and an automatic ticket machine, and there were only freezing cold station. Perhaps there wasn't any station staff . I really recommend that you have to know how to use a ticket vending machine before visiting there.
I heard that the brewery directly managed a hotel and a restaurant in Aying but they were a little far away from the brewery building. The brewery tours were provided two days(Tuesday and Thursday) a week in German. When I got off the train at the station, first I headed for the restaurant. After walking through the quite residential area for a while, I came to the center of town and I found the hotel. The hotel looked like an expensive-looking building with a welcoming atmosphere. By the way, the room rates were between 95 euro to 165 per night and it wasn't so expensive.
Ayinger Brau Brewery, direct management restaurant of Ayinger Brewery
The restaurant was next to the hotel and it was quite a bit bigger than it looked from outside. There was a beer garden in front of the building, of course this time of year, it was closed!
Sometimes beer was served with German bread called "Pretzel". It is a way that you have to pay for number of the bread you eat.
I heard that the privately owned brewery had been there in 1878 and it was much loved by the locals. I drank two different kinds of beer, which a restaurant staff member recommended. They were both good quality beer and I love them both!
right: Maybe this church with a tower whith I saw in the town was the same as the one on the label.
The menu of the restaurant featured typical Bavarian food. I ate the staff's recommendation, I heard that it was local food. It cost 15 euro, including two glasses of beer. I ordered half a serving however it was too big for me. I thought that a quarter-portion was just right for my stomach!
The town of Aying didn't have any tourist attractions. However I thouhgt that it was really worth visiting there and to enjoy the local beer, if you love beer!!