Light, dark, with alcohol or even non-alcoholic: The range of beers to try in ERZBERG LEOBEN is as diverse as the region itself. Not one but two breweries produce the popular malt beverage.
Hardly any other product from the region is as well known as Gösser beer. Beer has been brewed in the Leoben-Göss district since the 19th century, and the famous beer is an integral part of life in the city.
Those who would like to taste the different beer varieties should take the opportunity to visit the Gösser museum, the "Gösseum", and the brewery. During a guided tour, you’ll learn about the art of brewing and, finally, get to taste the delicious results.
Monday to Friday: from 08:30 to 12:00 and from 12:30 to 15:00
You will hardly find a menu at the local restaurants that doesn’t list the tasty Gösser beer, which has also become a popular ingredient in regional culinary delights. Dishes such as Gösser beer goulash, beer soup or beer roast are among the region’s special delicacies. And there’s even a multi-course Gösser beer meal, which is served at Gasthof zum Schwarzen Adler. To get you in the mood, you will be treated to a refreshing glass of Gösser beer. The beer also appears in sweet form in Göss. Gösser beer chocolate from Zotter is available at Schokoria Elisabeth.
An overnight stay in a Gösser beer room at Hotel Kongress is a very special experience. From the room's own tap right next to the bed, you’ll have a never-ending supply of fresh Gösser beer.
Tip for connoisseurs: If you stay in ERZBERG LEOBEN during the time leading up to Christmas, you can try the Barbara beer. It is brewed especially for the Barbara celebrations and served exclusively at the region's inns during this time.
Since 2012, Erzbergbräu has been the region's second beer brand alongside the long-established Gösser. Beer tastings at the private brewery are a must for all beer enthusiasts looking for something special. Currently, three beer varieties are brewed there:
In addition, seasonal beers such as "Stayrisch dunkel", "BockBock", "Belgisch Steil" and "TryDry Stout" are brewed and enjoyed time and again.
Guided tours and brewing lessons are offered for those particularly passionate about the malt beverage. And twice a year, in spring and autumn, special beer-themed culinary events are held. During these events, multi-course meals are served alongside their perfect beer pairings.
Good to know: If you don't want to miss out on this pleasurable experience, it's best to register in advance and reserve one of the coveted seats.
Don't miss these: The event calendar lists all the events in the region – including those revolving around the topic of beer.
A lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants or a tasty Brettljause after an enjoyable hike: In the ERZBERG LEOBEN region, there are numerous opportunities to taste regional delicacies. Accompanied by a refreshing beer, of course. To broaden your culinary horizons, we recommend a visit to the local markets.