The Eichhorn brewery in Bamberger Straße 9 is today the smallest of the remaining four Forchheimer breweries. In 1783, a brewery was first mentioned at this location. Through inheritance and sale, the names of the owners changed quickly. In 1935, Konrad Greif acquired the brewery and brought the name Eichhorn from the restaurant he had previously run. Today, the brewery Eichhorn brews five different beers and has an annual output of 2500 hectoliters.
Hell, Braun's Achhörnla, 1. Forchheimer Leichtbier, Annafest beer, Christmas beer
The Eichhorn brewery in Bamberger Straße 9 is today the smallest of the remaining four Forchheimer breweries. The building of the brewery restaurant catches the eye with its beautiful half-timbered facade. The estate and its owners have been in the city tax records since 1482.
In 1595 a new half-timbered house is built. In 1719, the Büttner crafts moved into the estate. At this location, a brewery is first mentioned in 1783, namely the brewery of Paul Karl. It can be assumed that even here before a brewing family was based, but so far there are no historical sources. Through inheritance and sale, the names of the owners changed quickly. In 1848, the brewery and tavern are said to have borne the name "Zum Stotzen". After the owners Karl Stolz, Fischer and Rittmeyer, the company came in 1935 to Konrad Greif, a brother of the then owner. Konrad Greif brought the name "Eichhorn" from the former and formerly run restaurant on Vogelstraße 18. In addition to serving in its own restaurant, the sale focused on the delivery of condominium owners at an early stage. Even today, the largest part is sold to Forchheim catering establishments. The annual output of 5,000 hectoliters of beer, which had to show the brewery at the takeover in 1935, was never exceeded. Reason for this were several heavy strokes of fate in the family Greif. After Konrad Greif was already killed in an accident shortly after the purchase of the brewery, his son Georg Greif was drafted into military service and did not return from captivity until 1949. After repair of the complete facilities, the brewery can be reopened in 1954. From 2001 his son Konrad Greif continues the brewery until today. The inn is leased and offers its guests the best Franconian specialties.
In addition to the various beers that are brewed here, the "Braun's Achhörnla" is a very special treat. It refreshes with its golden brown color and mild spicy taste.
In the brewery restaurant, you can enjoy warm Franconian cuisine and snacks at different beers of the Eichhorn brewery.
Mon, Thu-Sat from 12 pm
Sat, Sun + public holidays from 10 am