Stiegl is a popular beer in Austria, and it is brewed in Salzburg. You can take a tour of the brewery, buy a variety of Stiegl beers and beer merchandise, and have a meal at Stiegl Brauwelt. We only had enough time to enjoy a meal there, but even that was informative because we ate in the machine room that housed some brewing equipment. Needless to say, our dinner was accompanied by delicious, fresh Stiegl beer straight from the teat (so to speak).
I had the Innviertler Knödel, which were dumplings filled with minced meat and served with a wheat beer sauce and warm sauerkraut. The dumplings were good, but I am not sure that I’m willing to take the time to make the knödel in an effort to recreate this dish. Dessert knödel are a whole different story because everyone in my family enjoys them, and I plan to try those at some point this summer. I also plan to try my hand at sauerkraut in the very near future.
Everyone in my family loved Salzburg and we hope to return to the area before we leave Austria. We want to return to Stiegl Brauwelt to see all that it has to offer, and to enjoy another meal in its restaurant. Hopefully there will be a follow up to this post.