I have discovered a newcomer to the Berlin craft beer scene: a true microbrewery! Malz & Moritz brew their beer in batches of only 1.000 liters. It all started with three friends who experimented with brewing during their university studies. Being engineers, they modified a washing machine (can you believe it?!) for their first couple of brews and quickly built larger facilities first with a capacity of 30 liters, then 200 liters. In 2015, they officially founded Malz & Moritz and set up in an industrial park at the south-west tip of Berlin, where they hand-built a professional brewing facility.
Their Pale Ale and Blonde Ale have found their way into many restaurants and delicatessen stores in Berlin, most notably the KaDeWe gourmet food hall – the crowning glory for any high-quality food or drinks producer. They even do caterings! I recommend visiting them right at the source, though. Don’t be shy- if you ask politely, the brewmaster might even give you a quick tour! You will notice that everything is done by hand, even filling, sealing and labelling every single bottle.
It can be a little tricky to find the brewery; you cannot see it directly from the street. Make sure to navigate to where I placed the pin. You will see a large poster of theirs (see picture). Walk through the gate and right to the end of the long street, then turn left, walk through a second gate and continue straight on until you reach the last building. The brewery is on the right!