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Erzbergbräu and Gösser beer

Beer culture in ERZBERG LEOBEN

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.

Good, better, Gösser beer!

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.

Gösser museum & brewery

Opening hours

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.

Erzbergbräu – iconic beer from Eisenerz

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:

  • The "Gruamhunt" is a Kellerbier that resembles the original Maerzen but is not to be confused with the Austrian Maerzen. The colour resembles amber, and the carbon dioxide content is rather low, which makes the beer wonderfully palatable.
  • The dark black Porter "Noar" boasts delicious roasting aromas and was a runner-up in its category in 2013.
  • A cold-hopped Pale Ale that is already very popular in some places is also waiting for you to try it: The "DreiHops" will impress you with its tasty hop aroma and a tart finish.

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.


Opening hours

  • Friday from 11:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday from 17:00 to 23:00 and by appointment

Don't miss these: The event calendar lists all the events in the region – including those revolving around the topic of beer.

Other experiences to enjoy in ERZBERG LEOBEN

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.