Award: Biggest, (my ranking: 30)
Atmosphere: 1. Like Gordon Biersch, the 1 is likely perceived as an unfair score. But again, this is a mega brewer with global distribution. It just doesn’t fit on the Ale Trail. The place is huge and it’s beautiful in a commercial sense. But there’s no passion, no soul.
Beer: 2 – solid German styles that are all well done. They’ve been doing it for like 300 years. It should be good.
Service: 1 – Service was lacking. We waited too long for our check. My flight of beer was sloppily delivered and a fair bit spilled, with no recognition or even an “oops.”
Would I go back? – Only if the Ale Trail induces me to.